NotCompatible Mobile Malware Gets Badder

A new version of the NotCompatible malware, which first appeared in 2012, is bigger, badder and pretty much indestructible, Lookout Security reported. And it can compromise corporate networks, thanks to the BYOD trend. The malware, called “NotCompatible C,” focuses on Android devices. “Given this is an Android Trojan and the app is not trusted by Google, it would need the ‘Unknown Sources’ special permissions to install,” said Malwarebytes analyst Armando Orozco. “So users just have to not install apps from untrusted sources.”
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Jolla’s Open Source Tablet Gets Crazy Crowd Love

Jolla, the company set up by former Nokia executives to keep the Meego operating system alive, raised more than $ 841,000 on Wednesday, the first day of its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. That’s 221 percent of its goal of $ 380,000 — and the campaign has 21 days to go, closing Dec. 9. Nearly 5,325 people have contributed to the campaign, although only about 3,800 actually purchased the tablets. The first 1,000 contributors got the tablet for $ 189; the next 1,000 for $ 199, and both lots sold out fast.
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Microsoft gets on board with open source

Last Wednesday Microsoft announced they are transitioning the server side of their .NET platform to open source. As stated on their website:Microsoft is providing the full .NET server stack in open source, including ASP.NET, the .NET compiler, the .NET Core Runtime, Framework and Libraries, enabling developers to build with .NET across Windows, Mac or Linux.
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