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  • Cyber criminals ride Google coattails in DDoS attacks

    28 July 2014, 8:09 am

    The easy access Google's Web crawlers have to sites is increasingly being exploited by cyber criminals in launching distributed denial-of-service attacks, a security vendor says. Fake Web crawlers accounted for 4 percent of the total number of legitimate ones,…
  • Surface Pro 3 problems linger despite three firmware patches in a month

    28 July 2014, 7:48 am

    If you have a new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and it's working fine, you're probably in the majority and I wish you well.
  • Another botched Microsoft patch: Office 365 ProPlus says 'Something went wrong'

    28 July 2014, 7:22 am

    This is the second month in a row where we've seen a botched automatic Office patch. As is the case with so many Office patches these days, there's no KB number and no warning that a patch is being applied.
  • Why one developer switched from Java to Google Go

    28 July 2014, 6:00 am

    While Java may be a good choice for building business software, Google's Go language has advantages when it comes to building systems software, says a Java developer at Pivotal who has become a Go advocate.
  • The cellphone unlocking bill is about to become law -- but there's a catch

    28 July 2014, 6:00 am

    A bill to restore consumers' rights to unlock their cellphones is one step from becoming law now that it has cleared Congress.
  • OpenStack execs: Red Hat, Yahoo, Comcast are our adopters -- and contributors

    25 July 2014, 2:28 pm

    Mark Collier, COO (left) and Jonathan Bryce, executive director (right)
  • Oracle-powered passport database is on the fritz

    25 July 2014, 12:30 pm

    According to the Associated Press and other news outlets, the State Department's visa and passport database, built with Oracle databas
  • Oracle's new database patch could cost you $23,000 per processor

    25 July 2014, 11:26 am

    If Oracle's licensing terms never struck you as invidious before, you might soon change your mind.
  • 13 pieces of advice for Yosemite beta testers

    25 July 2014, 9:54 am

    For the first time since the OS X beta test of 2000, Apple is allowing Mac users to test and provide feedback on a prerelease version of OS X.
  • New guide aims to remove the drama of reporting software flaws

    25 July 2014, 9:43 am

    Handling a software flaw can be messy, both for a security researcher who found it and for the company it affects. But a new set of guidelines aims to make that interaction less mysterious and confrontational.
  • What we know about the next versions of Windows

    25 July 2014, 8:39 am

    With all of the rumors, fakes, and howling inaccuracies floating around, it's time to step back, take a deep breath, and look at what we really know about forthcoming versions of Windows.
  • 'Canvas fingerprinting' tracking method is sneaky but easy to halt

    25 July 2014, 7:42 am

    A method for tracking users across the Internet called "canvas fingerprinting" is simple to stop, but average Internet users may not know how to do it. A research paper concluded that code used for canvas fingerprinting had been in use earlier this year on…
  • IoT inspires innovations in energy, wireless

    25 July 2014, 7:24 am

    The expected boom in demand for small, often isolated devices in the Internet of Things is driving developers to craft new types of components. Two developments announced this week should help IoT come together. On Wednesday at a trade show in Tokyo,…

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