I came across an excellent suggestion for preventing future problems like the Heartbleed bug--set up a bug bounty program for open source software.
The Heartbleed flaw, a hole in the OpenSSL software that enables two-thirds of websites to encrypt data, is also present in millions of Android devices, reports Ars Technica.
An Israel-based developer has discovered a design flaw in Google Chrome that could allow a rogue website to turn on the victim's microphone and listen in without any indication of it happening.
In a recent post at Forbes, Peter High--President of advisory firm Metis Strategy--outlines what CIOs in technology companies need to do to stay relevant, improve their IT teams and improve their businesses.
A key to success for smart wearable devices in the enterprise, as well as the consumer marketplace, will be a "robust selection of third-party applications," observes market research firm IDC.
It's a race to the bottom for some of the largest cloud providers as at least three of them drastically lowered their prices within a short period of time. Google started the ball rolling when it slashed the prices of its Google Cloud Platform about two weeks ago. The move was largely mirrored by Amazon AWS the next day, and Microsoft Azure shortly after.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 10, including Apple's allegations against Samsung and Google, how mobile payments will soon top the $500B mark, where the cloud-managed Wi-Fi market is headed, the expected growth of telematics in Western Europe and the increased use of location-based ad campaigns.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for April 9, including rumors of Apple and Google mulling over purchase of Square, Google's new "Glass at Work" program for wearables in the workplace, who tops the mobile point-of-sale vendor list at ABI, the struggles of mobile brand engagement and the development of faster in-flight Internet by provider Gogo.
Square, the company that helps small businesses take credit card transactions froma smartphone or iPad, might have reached a critical juncture.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 7, including Google's failure in the patent office, the settlement Fandango and Credit Karma agreed to, the new audience BBM is being marketed to, the increases in U.S. mobile usage and the expected tablet growth in Latin America.