Speaking to "60 Minutes," senior officials from the National Security Agency alleged that a foreign nation had tried to infect computers with a BIOS-level malware.
People get hacked when they get lazy and fail to practice good security measures, goes the conventional thinking. While this may be true to a large extent, preparation failed to protect a professor from having his digital realm thoroughly compromised by ethical hackers to whom he issued a challenge.
Computerworld has an article on how Amazon and Google scale up their massive IT infrastructure. What interests me are the tips from top-notch engineers that run contrary to conventional enterprise approach to their computing infrastructure.
Wiring up their TV is not an issue for IT professionals, just don't expect your typically employee to know what to do.
If the doomsayers are to be believed, we are heading towards a massive digital Pearl Harbor where devices ill-equipped or designed with inadequate security are broken into and personal information stolen.
All of us probably succumb to taking things for granted from time-to-time. This week, I came to the realization how spoiled I've become over the storage performance of my computing devices after having used a succession of laptops equipped with solid-state drives over the last five years.
In case you missed it, Google last week included the Quickoffice app as part of Android 4.4 "KitKat", the latest new flavor of the company's operating system for smartphones and tablets.
The BYOD phenomenon means that practically every office worker today is likely to have a smartphone or tablet tucked away in their briefcases and handbags. Recent research has blamed a number of illnesses on the use of mobile devices. I thought it would be a fun exercise to highlight some of the most common ones here...
Just hours ago on the 100th floor sky100 Observation Deck at the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, hosting vendor Rackspace launched its first public cloud offering in the country--from literally in the clouds. The offering opens the door for businesses in the Asia Pacific region to leverage its hybrid cloud capabilities, says Rackspace, and organizations housed in its Hong Kong datacenter could see their latency more than halved compared to the U.S.
Much has been written about why Microsoft is losing ground as the operating system of choice for users. With the current interest revolving around cloud services and nifty BYOD devices, Windows is generally seen as stodgy and a platform that belongs to the old way of doing things. If you listen to BYOD adherents, Microsoft and the Windows operating system is set for a long fall to the bottom.