Apple claimed that it was hit by same hackers which targeted Facebook- A new protection software is going to be released
Apple claimed that they have been targeted by the same group of hackers which has attacked Facebook in an attempt to break its network security. Apple further shared that only small numbers of Mac employees have been affected by this attempt, yet there is no evidence that any data is left. This report is shared by Reuters’ analysts and they have further added that Apple will be releasing software for preventing the customers from such attacks.
Apple’s sharing of report against hacker’s attack is followed by Facebook complained done on last Friday. Facebook also claimed in their report that none of their users’ data is being compromised in this attempt to demolish security.
Apple has therefore started working with the law enforcement agencies to figure out the actual source of hacking and as well they have introduced their software tool to protect users of Macs against malware employed by unidentified assailant.
Both Apple and Facebook has shared their report to assure the users that they are making every possible step in order to secure the data of the users and to warn the hackers that they are moving ahead in data security issue. Also this data breach sharing is done to ensure transparency from the companies facing threats from the cyber security.
Apple however has claimed that this type of security breaches rarely occurs in their company. Company has reported such type of breach in which 400 iTunes accounts were hacked in 2010. The adopted preemptive move has indicated that company is being dealing with different level of security issues. The good news is, data of both companies is not leaked and thus the both tech giants are considering resources to track the culprits.
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He navigated the company that he founded in his college dorm room to a $104 million IPO, the biggest in the history of tech companies; then led it past one billion active users; and now he’s been named the CEO of the year at the 6th annual Crunchies: a big congratulations to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook.
The award was presented earlier this evening at the Davies Symphony Hall by Mike Arrington of CrunchFund and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, before a sellout audience of 2,500, and an online audience of thousands more. Larry Page of Google was named the runner-up and the other nominees on the shortlist were Dick Costolo of Twitter, Phil Libin on Evernote and Marissa Mayer of Yahoo. A pretty strong list of tough competition.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but Zuckerberg is nothing short of a tech icon. Facebook, as conceived of and led by him, has transformed how we as a culture share information about ourselves and the world.
As the site has grown, it has also taken that central premise into new dimensions — namely through the social graph and the Graph API that interlinks with so many of the services we like to use online and on mobile devices today. The growth of the company has come with a firm commitment to hacking and trying out new things all the time, which keeps things interesting.
But it has not always been plain sailing for Zuckerberg: with the IPO and subsequent life as a public company, has come increased focus on how Facebook makes money.
That’s a two-fold question: are its business models sustainable, and are its users always going to be cool with how their data gets used? (Some people, especially in Europe, are already complaining. A lot.) But even in this regard, you cannot deny that the Facebook juggernaut, as led by Zuck, has opened the door to a new kind of discourse about what it means to be a connected society.
Once again, a massive congratulations to Mark Zuckerberg.
Shares of Fusion-io, the company that uses flash memory to enhance servers in data centers, are falling like crazy. Seems forecasts for the coming quarter came in below the aggressive projections of Wall Street analysts.
Having risen more than 3 percent to $20.09 on the New York Stock Exchange today, Fusion’s shares fell by more than 17 percent to $16.79 in after-hours trading after the company said it expects slower revenue growth as major customers Facebook and Apple slowed orders. CFO Dennis Wolf claimed the timing of orders from those two companies slipped by two quarters. Together Facebook and Apple account for 51 percent of Fusion’s business.
I just got off the phone with CEO David Flynn, who told me that having two customers account for so much of its business was always a risk. But? When Fusion first IPO’d in 2011, Apple and Facebook accounted for 70 percent of sales, so it could have been worse. “We knew there was going to be some risk with customer concentration,” he said. “Over time the concentration will work itself out,” Flynn told me.
As yet, no other single customer accounts for more than 10 percent of revenue, and therefore requires disclosure. But five of the 10 customers that bought more than $1 million in Fusion-io products in the last quarter also bought its newer product ioScale. Also, sales in Europe grew 100 percent year on year, while sales in the Asia Pacific region grew 130 percent.
Fusion-io reported per-share earnings of 2 cents in the quarter, versus 7 cents a year ago. Revenue rose more than 40 percent to $120.6 million. The results fell short of analyst expectations, which called for earnings of 8 cents on $120.3 million.
It’s time for another quarterly earning, that kooky game wherein companies announce how much cash they’ve raked in, and then investors spank or hail them without much correlation to reality. Now up: Facebook, which has just entered crazy new territory.
For the first time, more people are hitting the site via mobile web or app than are heading to Facebook.com on a real computer. In fact, over 150 million people around the world access Facebook solely through a phone. That’s nuts. FB is a small screen experience, not the network you first toyed iwth in your dorm room. Financially, good and bad news. They beat expectations! Revenue hit $1.59 billion, which is better than what everyone expected. And yet, the stock is tanking, because Wall Street is mentally ill. More people are using The Book than ever before (1.06 billion), more of them are using it on a phone than ever before (680 million every day, up 57% from last year), and yet $FB has dropped 10% in after-hours trading. The Zuck cannot win.
As the founder of a startup, I am probably the last person you’d expect to tell you that scale matters. And to be sure, there’s plenty of innovation coming from small, nimble companies that nonetheless are able to disrupt huge markets. However, with Facebook’s recent addition of voice calling to its Messenger app, the company is poised to demonstrate to the mobile industry the benefits – and power – of scale, first hand. And in what can only be described as the perfect murder, Facebook is now in a position to effectively kill the traditional telephone, starting with the phone number. The implementation of Facebook’s voice features are straightforward yet unique: You make a call by tapping a name, not a number, a username, or any other type of identifier. You’re calling a social connection. That in itself is not shocking, but Facebook can go even further.
Read the full story at Giga OM.