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.
Information about the next version of the Windows operating system has started to emerge, barely more than a month since the release of Windows 8.1.
Concerned about possible presence of government backdoors, the developers of FreeBSD have decided to stop using hardware-based random number generators from chipmakers Intel and VIA. The decision was made at the FreeBSD Developer Summit in September this year, though it did not attract any attention at that time.
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced version 4.1 of its wireless communication standard. Bluetooth 4.1 is the first major update since 2010 when Bluetooth 4.0 was announced.
Samsung has taken the wraps off what it says is the first one-terabyte SSD in the compact mSATA form factor. The 840 EVO mSATA SSD is an extension of the company's 840 EVO 2.5-inch line introduced last year.
Announced today, the Synology RackStation RS3614xs+ is a rack mounted NAS equipped with 12 drive bays for up to 48TB of storage capacity.
Microsoft ended retail sales of Windows 7 as of Oct 30, according to a notice that was posted on its website. More importantly, the end of sale of PCs with this older version of Windows installed is at the end of Oct 2014.
The Netgear WN203 is a single band 802.11n Wi-Fi access point (AP) designed to offer enterprise security features for small businesses or branch offices of larger organizations. We evaluate a review unit that Netgear shipped to us.
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday security update next week will address five critical vulnerabilities, says Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) in its latest Patch Tuesday advance bulletin notification for December 2013.
The Fibre Channel Industry Association earlier this week revealed that a new version of the Fibre Channel specifications has been completed and sent to the American National Standards Institute, which is set to publish the specification in the first quarter of next year.
Computer scientists have developed proof-of-concept software that allows communication with a standalone computer. By using built-in speakers and microphones found in a pair of Lenovo T400 laptops, the researchers successfully transmitted small volumes of data between them using inaudible audio signals.
The USB Implementers Forum on Wednesday announced that the upcoming USB 3.0 specification would come with a brand new connector that is smaller, as well as reversible. The news is an excellent step forward as USB has traditionally used one-way plugs in a bid to keep manufacturing costs as low as possible.
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.
A new worm is on the loose, and it is targeting computers running on Linux and PHP. While only machines based on Intel are targeted at the moment, the nature of the malware means that it could be easily modified to pose a threat to devices such as home routers and set-top boxes that use other processor architectures, too.
You must know about cloud storage provider Nirvanix abruptly announcing that it was closing shop, leaving customers with just weeks to find a new provider and move their data off its cloud storage service. Ultimately, it is evident that while the cloud offers many advantages, it can fail, too.
There is an increasing trend for malware authors to surreptitiously incorporate the ability to mine more of the virtual currency into their malware, likely fueled by an incredible price that has topped US$1,200 per Bitcoin at one stage.
Some cloud vendors have attributed Symantec's impending closure of its Backup Exec.cloud service as evidence that the company does not understand the needs of businesses. Though this is debatable, it should be evident that businesses are no longer satisfied with a pure backup-to-the-clouds service.
The Doxie Flip is a portable flatbed scanner that you can actually take out of the house. It's ideal for bringing along on road trips or even for use on the couch.
Wiring up their TV is not an issue for IT professionals, just don't expect your typically employee to know what to do.
The NSA has infected more than 50,000 computer networks around the world with malware designed to steal sensitive information, reports Dutch paper NRC. Citing documents provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, the newspaper also furnished a screenshot in its report that shows the "Computer Network Exploitation" (CNE) initiative spanning five continents around the world.