May 3, 2014 11:14 PM Microsoft releases patch for IE bug, fixes Windows XP too
The corporation officially cancelled support for the XP operating system last month. Over the past week, the online community has been up in arms about a security flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer that could feasibly give hackers complete control of unsuspecting users computers. At one point early in the week, both the United States and the United 56
April 21, 2014 3:42 PM We probably can’t prevent the next Heartbleed. But that’s OK.
Greetings to all my fellow techies. By now, you have all probably heard about the Heartbleed bug. FedScoop posted a great tutorial with advice on how to patch the flaw on servers and what users can do to protect themselves. Basically, from a user’s prospective, you need to change your passwords, but only after the sites you work with fix the problem 62
April 15, 2014 8:09 AM Hackers exploit Heartbleed bug to attack Canada tax agency, more expected
Boston: Canada's tax-collection agency said on Monday that the private information of about 900 people had been compromised as hackers exploited the "Heartbleed" bug, and security experts warned that more attacks will likely follow. The breach allowed hackers to extract social insurance numbers, which are used for employment and gaining access to government 32
April 14, 2014 12:27 PM Yes, Heartbleed can be used to get encryption keys.
File: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee on Capitol Hill September 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Google, once disdainful of lobbying, now a master of Washington influence. "The rise of Google 68
January 17, 2014 10:52 AM Target part of a broader cyber-attack, Russian hackers allegedly involved
A US government classified memo has acknowledged that the Christmas cyber-attack on Target Corp was part of a much broader security breach of a number of US companies. The document alleges that traces of Russian language were detected in the malware. The first results of the investigation into the holiday hacker attack against Target Corp have been summed 66
January 15, 2014 3:22 PM EA explains why offline SimCity took so long
Engineer says severing server connection will take over six months of work. Monday's announcement that EA's revamped SimCity would soon be playable offline was a long time coming, arriving nearly ten months after the game was first released (and three months after the company said it was "exploring the possibility" of an offline mode). EA and Maxis have long claimed 56
January 9, 2014 7:34 AM Man changing lives in Sudan by creating arms with 3D printer
Most stories you’ll read about the Consumer Electronic Show will talk about the flashy new products – bendable screens or wearable technology. But technology is useless unless it makes our lives better. And the people who may be seeing the biggest impact of some of this technology are people with disabilities. So we bring you the story of Daniel Omar and his wearable 62