The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, February 26
Lenovo’s defaced website points to weakness in Net domain name system
Some hackers took Lenovo’s corporate web address for a joyride on Wednesday, redirecting traffic to a video stream showing an apparently bored teen sitting in his bedroom. The prank, like the hijacking of Google’s Vietnam site recently, highlights continued weakness in the Internet’s Domain Name System, which translates website names into IP addresses.
Samsung gets more woe over eavesdropping TVs
The fuss over data collected by voice-operated TVs made by Samsung Electronics is not going away, despite its efforts to minimize the issue. Now the Electronic Privacy Information center is asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate, in a complaint that says Samsung has violated federal law.