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Intel Briefing – April 2013

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FTC files charges against spammers accused of sending 180 million text messages.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed complaints against more than two dozen individuals connected to a massive spam SMS operation. The FTC charges claim the defendants refused to disclose the costs and conditions associated with gift cards offered to recipients of the text messages, collected personal information, and therefore violated and act put forth by the Federal Communications Commission.

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Freezedroid: Researchers discover cold temps can unblock secured Android phones.
Researchers found a security cracking technique that can allow information to be gleaned from encrypted Android devices by putting the devices in very cold environments and then using custom recovery software.

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Komatsu fined $82,000 for ‘serious violations’ before worker death.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Komatsu America Corp. $82,000 for safety violations at its Peoria plant that resulted in the August, 2012 death of an employee.

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San Francisco police increase trunk safety on unmarked vehicles following rifle theft.
Due to a March 2 burglary in which an AR-15 assault rifle was stolen from an unmarked San Francisco police cruiser, the department has disabled all trunk release functionality on unmarked patrol cars. Authorities believe the rifle was taken as result of easy access to the trunk release switch.

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