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New Botnet: The Horror of the Many-Headed Hydra

A new malware package is running wild on the Internet, according to Kaspersky Labs, and its creators are attempting to create an indestructible herd of zombified machines. The botnet has been dubbed "TDL-4," which Kaspersky describes as "the most sophisticated threat today." The creators use the sam...

HP Slings webOS Into Tablet Territory With TouchPad Release

HP will release the TouchPad in select markets Friday, putting the webOS mobile operating system the company acquired when it purchased Palm into an HP-branded tablet. "WebOS is a very solid operating system that's very competitive with both iOS and the Android offerings," Tom Mainelli, a research m...

Microsoft Wants to Patent High-Tech Snoop Software

Microsoft has applied for a patent on technology that may let its user secretly intercept Voice over IP communications, amend the content and store it. The application was filed in December 2009 and was recently made public. The technology could allow the monitoring of conversations, voice messages ...

US National IT Security in a Post-Lulz World

Between the repeated attacks on the United States government's IT infrastructure by foreign hackers and incursions by LulzSec, a hacker community whose members wandered in and out of government cybersystems before publicly disbanding this week, it's not difficult to conclude that the U.S.'s federal ...

Microsoft Battles for Sky Supremacy With Office 365 Launch

Microsoft on Tuesday launched its newest cloud service, Office 365, in 40 markets. The service consists of online versions of Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft Lync. Pricing runs from $2 to $11 per user per month. Microsoft's building up an ecosystem around the service,...

Defense Contractor Heeds Microsoft’s Patent War Cry

Microsoft scored a victory Monday when defense contractor General Dynamics' Itronix division agreed to pay it licensing fees for using the Android operating system. Itronix makes rugged mobile computers for military, law enforcement, first responder and field service use. Microsoft's assertions of p...

LulzSec Heads for the Hills, Anon Hacks On

The hacker group LulzSec has apparently decided to shut down operations and sail off into the sunset. Fellow hacker community Anonymous, with which LulzSec has teamed up, may take up where LulzSec left off. "We can confirm that all @LulzSec members have reported aboard," Anonymous tweeted. Anonymous...

New-Fangled Computer Chips Could Mimic Brain Synapses

A recently published University of Exeter paper brings the possibility of achieving brain-like computing one step closer. The paper, published in Advanced Materials, states the result of a study that demonstrated for the first time the ability to simultaneously perform information and storage tasks ...

LulzSec’s Latest Lark Targets Ariz. Cops

Hacker community LulzSec has revealed it's broken into the Arizona law enforcement agency's servers and released hundreds of sensitive documents on the Internet. "We are targeting AZDPS specifically because we are against SB1070 and the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona," ...

Mozilla and Firefox 5: Upgrade or Die!

Mozilla released Firefox 5 earlier this week, just three months after rolling out Firefox 4 and a month after it released version 5 in beta. Version 5 has "more than 1,000 improvements," which include the "Do Not Track" privacy feature and support for the CSS Animations standard, among other things....

CEO Pours Out the Juice on Nokia’s First WinPho 7 Handset

The first Nokia smartphone to sport Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 mobile OS is nicknamed the "Sea Ray," according to video recorded at a Nokia press conference. The device looks very much like the N9, the MeeGo-based smartphone Nokia revealed earlier this week. Perhaps the strangest thing about the Se...

Sony Ericsson Unveils 1 Phone for Adventurers, 1 for Couch Potatoes

Sony Ericsson announced two new Android smartphones Wednesday: the Xperia Ray and the Xperia Active. Both run Android 2.3, aka "Gingerbread," and use the Mobile Bravia Engine. They will both be available in select markets worldwide in the third quarter, Sony Ericsson said. The Ray appears to be focu...

Lytro’s New Camera: Shoot First, Focus Later

Startup company Lytro has announced what it calls the first light field camera for everyone. This will let users take photographs, then select the focal point later. The camera uses light field sensors to capture the color, intensity and vector direction of all the light rays in a scene, then uses a...

Nokia N9: A Phone for Geeks Who Wonder What Might Have Been

Nokia has unveiled the first smartphone to run the MeeGo operating system: the Nokia N9. This new handset is all screen -- it has no home button. Its 3.9-inch Amoled screen is made from scratch-resistant curved glass, and the body was precision-machined from a single piece of polycarbonate. However,...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Keeping the Desktop Dream Alive: Q&A With Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin, Part 2

Where is Linux going? For Part 2 of this interview, LinuxInsider continued speaking with Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin to discuss Linux in a wider variety of technologies, new programs intended to make it easier for businesses to switch to open source computing, and open source's ab...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Keeping the Desktop Dream Alive: Q&A With Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin, Part 2

Where is Linux going? For Part 2 of this interview, LinuxInsider continued speaking with Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin to discuss Linux in a wider variety of technologies, new programs intended to make it easier for businesses to switch to open source computing, and open source's ab...

Two-Headed Hacker Monster Declares Open Season on Governments

Two ad hoc hacker communities often in the headlines of late -- LulzSec and Anonymous -- announced on Monday they intend to team up to attack government websites worldwide. In its "Operation Anti-Security" manifesto, LulzSec said the top priority of this operation is "to steal and leak any classifie...

Sega Network Joins the Hacked and Humbled

The hacker community appears to be divided over a break-in suffered last week by Sega's database. The hack reportedly led to the theft of the emails, addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords of about 1.3 million members of the Sega Pass online network. This led hacker group LulzSec, whose v...

Will Facebook Finally Play the Tablet Game?

Fact #1: Facebook's iPhone app is one of that platform's all-time most popular applications. Fact #2: Apple's iPad has been on the market for well over year. Why, then, does Facebook still have no native app specifically built for the Apple tablet? Perhaps that's soon to change. Reports emerged Frid...

DARPA Builds Cyberwarfare Proving Ground

News of two cybersecurity efforts undertaken by the United States government surfaced Friday. One is the Defense Industrial Base Cyber Pilot, in which the U.S. Department of Defense, partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will share classified threat information and the knowledge ...

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