This is a recent BBC News article I found interesting.
It mentions some of the benefits of doing business in Nashville and a recent growth in tech companies.
“Nashville, Tennessee, the home of country music, has become a haven for small and medium-sized technology companies.”
“For while the US unemployment rate currently stands at 6.7%, Nashville’s technology sector has as many as 1,000 jobs unfilled at any given time, according to the city’s chamber of commerce.”
After the iOS security update released last week Apple has now released the update for the Mac OS X.
According to Mashable The most important addition to OS X Mavericks in 10.9.2 is a fix for the security bug known as “Gotofail.” The bug, which stemmed from an error in Apple’s code, caused SSL/TLS encryption — the system that creates secure links between your computer and servers — to fail, leaving users vulnerable to hackers and “man in the middle” attacks.
Be sure to run the Mac update service to get all the latest updates.
Apple has patched a critical security issue in it’s iOS software.
It is recommended that you update your devices to the latest update that was released yesterday.
This patch fixes a security issue that allowed an attacker to capture traffic sent over an SSL connection.
Read more about this problem at CNet.com
The University of Maryland was targeted in a data breech which exposed 300,000 records.
According to CNet –
“The names, Social Security numbers, and birth dates of 309,079 individuals affiliated with school’s College Park and Shady Grove campuses who were issued a university identification card since 1998 were exposed in Tuesday’s attack, according to an apology issued Wednesday by university President Wallace Loh. However, no financial, academic, or contact information was compromised, Loh said.”
Google has selected 9 cities it’s looking at for it’s Google Fiber network and Nashville TN is on that list.
This would give Nashville residents with the service connection speeds up to 1 gbps.
Nashville would benefit in many ways with the added services and capabilities of this type of bandwidth.
More information can be found at the Tennessean Link below.
Verizon is scheduled to announce it’s new “More Everything” plans tomorrow.
According to The Verge Verizon is set to unveil a new set of service plans that double data limits for some customers, and discounts monthly service for those on its Edge upgrade program.
Its reported these changes are in response to AT&T’s changes in its Mobile share pricing.
Click here for the full article from The Verge
We are seeing an increase of systems infected with spyware and viruses this week. Several programs that you should update ASAP are Java and Adobe Flash Player.
It’s also important to run Windows updates to bring your system current with the latest security patches.
To add another level of protection and speed up web page loading times we recommend using Adblock Plus. http://adblockplus.org
- Comcast Outages Nationwide
- Windows Security Issue – Remove Quicktime
- Windows 10 Changed to Automatic Download
- Microsoft Outlook crashing after the latest Windows updates.
- Data breach hits T-Mobile through Experian hack
- Clute Computers has moved!
- AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile Network Outage Resolved
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