Techmeme
September 25, 2014, 12:15 PM

Top News

Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Motorola Shamu (Nexus 6/X): 5.92" screen, 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution, 498 PPI display, 3,200 mAh battery  —  Exclusive: This is ‘Shamu,’ Motorola's upcoming Nexus 6/X  —  Yes, it looks like a Moto X. But it has a 5.9-inch screen.  And lowered volume/lock buttons.
Robert Graham / Errata Security:
Bash bug as big as Heartbleed  —  Today's bash bug is as big a deal as Heartbleed.  That's for many reasons.  —  The first reason is that the bug interacts with other software in unexpected ways.  We know that interacting with the shell is dangerous, but we write code that does it anyway.
Robert Graham / Errata Security:
Bash “shellshock” bug is wormable, a quick scan to uncover vulnerable servers has revealed  —  Bash ‘shellshock’ bug is wormable  —  Early results from my scan: there's about 3000 systems vulnerable just on port 80, just on the root “/” URL, without Host field.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet:
Dell Cameron / The Daily Dot:
Developer reported iCloud brute-force password hack to Apple in March 2014, months before Celebgate  —  Apple knew of iCloud security hole 6 months before Celebgate  —  Apple knew as early as March 2014 of a security hole that left the personal data of iCloud users vulnerable …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Hootsuite raises $60M at a $1B valuation, acquires Zeetl to integrate voice calls in social media  —  Hootsuite Reaches $1 Billion Valuation in Latest Funding Round  —  Hootsuite, the Vancouver-based startup known for its social media management dashboards, has raised $60 million in new venture funding, CEO Ryan Holmes told Re/code.
New York Times:
Lenders using tech to track cars of subprime borrowers, disable ignition if payments missed  —  Miss a Payment?  Good Luck Moving That Car  —  Credit: John Gurzinski for The New York Times  —  The thermometer showed a 103.5-degree fever, and her 10-year-old's asthma was flaring up.
Craig Hockenberry / furbo.org:
Developer warns that in-app browsers can keylog on iOS, recommends Safari for OAuth handshake  —  In-App Browsers Considered Harmful  —  How many apps on your iPhone or iPad have a built-in browser?  —  Would it surprise you to know that every one of those apps could eavesdrop on your typing?
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Says iOS 8.0.2 Update is in the Works, Directs Users to Reinstall iOS 8  —  Earlier today, Apple released iOS 8.0.1, which ended up disabling cellular service and Touch ID on many iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices.  Apple said that it was investigating the issue this afternoon …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Facebook to win EU approval for $19 billion WhatsApp bid: sources  —  (Reuters) - Facebook (FB.O), the world's leading social network, will win unconditional EU approval for its $19 billion offer for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp in a deal pitting it against telecoms operators, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
Direct listing or IPO: What's the difference?  —  What's the best way to take a company public?  Recently a few larger, well-known brands, notably Spotify and Slack, have opted for the direct listing.  Read more.
Zoho:
7 Email marketing best practices for the holiday season  —  While holidays spell fun and frolic for some, for others they mean more work.  When it comes to email marketers, the holidays are a time to buckle up for increased marketing activity.
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Intel:
Here's why gamers should go with a processor that has high IPC and can hit the highest frequencies  —  Adding core count for core count's sake does not create a better gaming experience
Mattermost:
How is Mattermost different from Slack?  —  Learn why Mattermost is the #1 open source Slack alternative.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Mon. 11/18 - Google Stadia and the Mustang Mach-E Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 12:15 PM ET, September 25, 2014.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Michael Crider / Android Police:

Earlier Picks