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Former Equifax CEO Blames Breach On One Individual Who Failed To Deploy Patch

Equifax’s recently departed CEO is blaming the largest data breach in history on a single person who failed to deploy a patch. TechCrunch reports: Hackers exposed the Social Security numbers, drivers licenses and other sensitive info of 143 million Americans earlier this summer by exploiting a vulnerability in Apache’s Struts software, according to testimony heard today from former CEO Richard ... Read More »

Missouri Considers Hyperloop Route Between St. Louis and Kansas City

Missouri officials are forming a public-private partnership to study the feasibility of building a hyperloop route between St. Louis and Kansas City. The study is being supported by Hyperloop One, and conducted by a consortium of groups, including the Missouri Department of Transportation, the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the KC Tech Council, the University of Missouri System, and the Missouri ... Read More »

Yahoo Triples Estimate of Breached Accounts To 3 Billion

An anonymous reader shares a report from The Wall Street Journal (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source): A massive data breach at Yahoo in 2013 was far more extensive than previously disclosed, affecting all of its 3 billion user accounts, new parent company Verizon Communications Inc. said on Tuesday. The figure, which Verizon said was based on new information, ... Read More »

AMD Unveils E9170 Embedded GPU

AMD is releasing a new embedded Radeon GPU, the first to be based on the Polaris architecture. From a report: But this one isn’t aimed at the desktop or laptop markets, but instead it expands AMD’s offerings in the digital casino games, thin clients, medical displays, retail and digital signage, and industrial systems markets. The AMD Embedded Radeon E9173 GPU, ... Read More »

Former Intel CEO Paul Otellini Dies At 66

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: Paul Otellini, Intel’s previous CEO, died in his sleep on Monday, the company announced this morning. He was 66. Otellini served as Intel’s fifth chief executive from 2005 through 2013, and leaves behind a legacy of the company’s dominance in x86 processors. Notably, he also worked with Apple as it moved away ... Read More »