As news of the death of Steve Jobs spread around the Internet, the tributes came pouring in Wednesday, crediting Apple's co-founder and chairman with -- more than once -- changing computing as we know it.
Stories by Robert McMillan
Facebook is going to pay hackers to find problems with its website -- just so long as they report them to Facebook's security team first.
Worms, denial-of-service attacks and spam just aren't paying out like they used to. That's what Cisco Systems found when it took a close look at the illegal marketplace for scammers and spammers.
Computer users seem to be getting better at spotting fake websites that are trying to steal their passwords, but when it comes to mobile phones, the deck is most definitely stacked against them.
Apple executives answered questions about the company's products and the state of the Korean technology market Tuesday, but they offered no insight into the most pressing issue before the world's most valuable technology company: Is Steve Jobs coming back?
Change your passwords twice a year and never reuse them. Those are a few of the tips Google lists in an online security checklist that helps people stay one step ahead of the scammers.
With most internet users now wary of spam messages, fraudsters have increasingly focused on popular Web services such as Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo, and Hotmail. They break into accounts and then send their messages to the victim's contacts, hoping that the spam will be more effective because it comes from a friend. "People are far more likely to respond to a message from someone they know," said Andrew Brandt, lead threat researcher with antivirus vendor Webroot, speaking via instant message.
As many as 10,000 people could lose their jobs as the result of Oracle's surprise US$7.4 billion acquisition of Silicon Valley icon Sun Microsystems, a financial analyst predicted.
Excluding charges related to the restructuring, Oracle expects the Sun deal to contribute $1.5 billion toward its earnings next year and $2 billion in the second year of the acquisition, making it "more profitable in per-share contribution in the first year than we had planned for the acquisitions of BEA, PeopleSoft and Siebel combined," Oracle President Safra Catz said in a statement Monday.
Google accidentally sent out e-mail containing a mass mailing worm to about 50,000 members of an e-mail discussion list focused on its Google Video Blog, the company said Tuesday.
Source code to Diebold Election Systems Inc. voting machines has been leaked once again.
A U.S. court has threatened to shut down the Spamhaus Project, a volunteer-run antispam service, for ignoring a US$11.7 million judgement against it.
The website offered to sell stolen credit card information for US$100, but it was the title of the poster that caught FBI agent Thomas X Grasso Jr.'s attention. The cybercriminal identified himself as a "Capo di capo", a boss of bosses, in Mafia parlance.
As money has become the driving force behind online threats, cyber-criminals have been taking a page from organised crime, adopting the same kind of organisational structures as these older crime groups, Grasso told an audience Friday at the Defcon hacker conference. Defcon immediately follows Black Hat, its sister show.
Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday released its monthly round of security patches, fixing a number of widely reported bugs in its Excel and Office products.
With online attackers taking advantage of holes in its Office software, Microsoft plans to release seven software patches next week.
The creator of a widely used hacking tool has promised to publish details on one browser vulnerability per day for the month of July.
Despite some bright spots with its Opteron-based server line and midrange storage arrays, Sun Microsystemshas reported lacklustre results for its first fiscal quarter of 2006. Revenue hit $US2.7 billion, an increase of just under 4 per cent, year-over-year, and the company posted a net loss for the quarter.