FBI Busts $100 Million 'Scareware' Gang
The three men who were indicted are alleged to have been part of an illegal scheme that spanned 60 countries and sold victims $100 million worth of bogus software that purported to fix system problems that apparently didn't exist.
Silent Security Fixes Are A Calculated Risk
Recently, the folks at Core Security noticed that Microsoft has been delivering more fixes during patch day than they have documented in their security bulletins. It's great that Microsoft is fixing more security issues, but when they're not documented the IT department's job could become even more challenging.
Facebook Privacy Protection: Symantec's Six Steps
Symantec has offered six steps to protecting your privacy on Facebook -- and the fact that the tips are so obvious, basic and self-evident doesn't make them any less worthwhile. In fact, their obviousness may make them among the most valuable tips to offer employees doing anything on the Internet.
Apple Sells 2 Million iPads In 59 Days
Today is the 59th day since the iPad went on sale April 3. The device launched internationally on May 28. This morning, Apple announced that it has sold two million of them. That's a lotta iPads.
Adobe Contemplates Monthly Patch Cycle
While Apple has turned up the heat on Adobe by refusing the Flash platform on the iPhone and iPad platform - Adobe's customers have been coming under increasing fire from attackers for using its Flash and Adobe Reader applications. Now the company is considering taking a move from Microsoft's playbook and switching to a monthly patch cycle.
Server Shipments, Revenue Increase
After a two-year slump, server shipments are up more than 23% year-over-year and factory revenue increased almost 5% in the first quarter.
Government Is Out-Clouding the Private Sector
Are government agencies outpacing their corporate counterparts in cloud computing? That might seem to be the case, given the recent exposure around government cloud initiatives. However, it may be that governments and corporations have different agendas when it comes to the cloud.
Busting The SSD Reliability Myth
One of the most persistent myths surrounding solid state disk (SSD) is that it just isn't reliable. Like most myths, this one started with a grain of truth -- but didn't end that way.
Businesses Have Bought 40% Of iPhones In 2010
AT&T's Ron Spears recently revealed that 40% of the iPhones sold to-date during 2010 have been to business customers. RIM's BlackBerry and Microsoft's Windows Mobile platforms are the default enterprise mobile computing choice. Or, rather, were. Should RIM be scared?
Feds Bust 'Scareware' Ring
Three men allegedly used fake antivirus warnings and advertisements to sell $100 million worth of bogus software.
Constant Contact To Add SMB Tools
NutshellMail acquisition will enable small business email marketers to interact with customers through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Skype Promises To Bring Video Calling To Android
Right now, the only Skype client available to Android handsets is solely through Verizon Wireless. That's about to change, as Skype recently promised to make Skype available to all Android handsets. What's more, Skype said it intends to "set the bar" for mobile-to-mobile video calls.
Apple's iPad Hits UK
Steve Jobs' slick new tablet is now available across the pond—but Brits better be prepared to dig deep.
Verizon And Motorola Teaming On Two More Droids
Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha recently informed investors that the company plans to release two more Droid-branded handsets with Verizon in July. He also said that Verizon will be backing them up with big marketing campaigns. Can lightning strike twice for Motorola and Verizon?
[Updated] 30 Million Windows Phone 7 Units In 2011
Microsoft certainly isn't planning to slowly gain market share when it launches Windows Phone 7 this fall. At a ReMIX conference in France yesterday a slide was presented that claimed 30 million Windows Phone 7 devices would be sold in 2011 worldwide. That is no small feat.
Cheap Botnets A Boon To Hackers
Easy access to cheap botnet rentals and sophisticated attack tools are lowering the barriers to entry for criminals who can’t code.
Yahoo, Facebook Join Google Against Viacom
In a court brief filed Wednesday, eBay, IAC, Facebook and Yahoo urged a New York federal court to dismiss Viacom's copyright infringement suit against Google-owned YouTube.
Private Clouds: Unassigned Territory
The public cloud is a given. Software-as-a-service now rings true with most IT managers and infrastructure-as-a-service is at least a familiar concept, owing to its similarity to data-center co-location and outsourcing. Private clouds, on the other hand, are much less familiar, and much more intimidating, to judge from recent feedback.
Google's Buzz Gains More Smartphone Platform Support
Anyone remember Buzz? Google's social location and sharing service got a bit of an upgrade today in the form of a new XHTML web address that works with BlackBerry OS, Symbian S60, and Windows Mobile. Now more people can buzz about Buzz from their phones.
Audi Offers In Car Internet Access
The optional hotspot, available in the 2011 edition of the A8 sedan, comes with WPA2 encryption and connectivity for up to eight mobile devices.
Firefox Home Headed To iPhone
Mozilla may not be able to get Firefox approved for the iPhone but perhaps it will be able to win acceptance for its personalization and synchronization technology.