Briefly: Intel Goes Hadoop, When Did Stuxnet Start?

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including Intel's Hadoop moves and new speculation on the origins of Stuxnet.

  • Intel has announced software based on the popular Hadoop open source big data framework. The non-catchily-titled Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop includes support for processor-level encryption, and will be integrated into hardware and software from numerous Intel partners.
  • New research suggests that the Stuxnet worm, designed to attack industrial equipment, may be older than first thought. Symantec has detailed the discovery of Stuxnet 0.5 code, with the earliest variants now dating back to as early as 2005. Previously, Stuxnet was thought to have emerged around 2010.
  • Vodafone is the first local telco to announce pricing for the Sony Xperia Z. The phone goes on sale through Vodafone from March 13.

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