5 Security Things to Know for the Week of Aug. 17

Hot off the presses: Authorities in the United States charged nine people with infiltrating business newswires to steal yet-to-be-published press releases and then making trades based on the information.

Get patching: Security administrators are busy, with Microsoft, Adobe and Apple all releasing patches in recent days.

When dinosaurs attack: Powerful, reliable and secure, mainframe computers are responsible for running much of the world's mission-critical applications. But all bets are off once they connect to the web.

Hacking a hot ride: We have all received text messages that caused us to stop in our tracks, but here's one that could literally order a sports car to lay on the brakes.

Losing control: Intrusions into industrial control systems are happening quite frequently, but the truth is we know little about how the attacks are going down.



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