In Software We (Can't) Trust
I can't think of more than a few attacks in the past decade that involved stolen certificates as part of the malware or exploit code. However, recent attacks, and new research highlights the increasing danger of trusting signed digital certificates.
Apple iPad Seizing Netbook Market Share
Declining notebook prices overall and the success of Apple's tablet computer combined to drive down netbook sales in the second quarter, according to DisplaySearch.
IE, Windows XP Users Vulnerable To DLL Hijacking
Clicking a link to a remote shared folder on a web page will open this share in Windows Explorer without a warning for 67% of all Internet Explorer users on Windows XP, according to Acros Security.
AT&T To Refresh GoPhone Plans
In advance of the Windows 7 Phone launch, the carrier will introduce new unlimited talk and text options or unlimited talk and text with metered data use on Oct. 3.
15 Green Tech Innovations
Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
Trusted Outsiders Can Be Big Security Risks
Ever have a trusted salesperson, contractor or customer bring by a flash drive with a file by for you to view on one of your company's machines? Ever regret letting the outsider's drive inside your perimeter?
Oct. 11 Looks Legit For Windows Phone Launch
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft and AT&T will jointly announce the first three Windows Phone 7 devices -- made by HTC, LG and Samsung -- at an event in New York on October 11.
SMBs Set Sights On Collaboration Suites
The Age of the Suite is nigh. Up to now, point solutions for calendaring, document management, e-mail, and other collaborative tasks probably did the trick for most SMBs, but faced with an increasingly mobile work force and a geographically dispersed base of suppliers, partners, and customers, more and more small and midsize businesses are giving collaboration suites serious consideration.
Toshiba Launches 3D Laptops
Satellite A665-3D Series upconverts 2D video through software, allowing users to play games, movies, and photos in 3D without buying additional devices.
Striving For A Higher Quality Application Store
Apple is the undisputed king of apps in its online store for the iPhone with the App Store, at least when it comes to the number of apps for sale. RIM isn't interested in competing at that level. Will shooting for a higher quality selection make an online market more popular than one with a bewildering selection?
Welcome To The New Microsoft
This has been a week full of surprises from Microsoft. They're doing things that the company historically has never done. What the heck is going on up in Redmond?
Avaya, Skype Partner On Business Communications
Quieting speculation that Cisco was considering acquiring Skype, the first phase of the partnership will provide a SIP communications channel between Skype and Avaya communications systems.
Nintendo 3DS To Ship In March
The portable 3D gaming device doesn't require us of special glasses and may help reverse a sales slump for the Wii console maker.
The Stealthy Rise of the Public Cloud
Amazon is sneaking into larger enterprises, displacing some systems development technology, much like Google displaced Yahoo. The penetration has been so stealthy that many in the press and analyst communities have ignored the rise of the public clouds in the traditional big enterprises.
DoD Financial Systems $6.9 Billion Over Budget
As much as 12 years behind schedule, Pentagon officials blame the military's complexity and say that meeting Congressional audit requirements by 2017 will increase costs even further.
Google To Warn Admins Of Malware Infestations
It's been made very clear that one of the greatest threats to Web safety is reputable Web sites getting nailed with malware - and their web masters don't even know it. That malware then infects users - who also go unaware that they've been pwned. This week, Google is taking steps to try to turn that tide.
Are RIM's New Tools Enough To Spur Developers?
In addition to the PlayBook and BlackBerry Messenger Social network platform, Research In Motion also introduced a host of new developer tools in hopes of boosting developer enthusiasm.