Google Warns Users About Phishing
In advising users to be wary of clicking on links in e-mail messages or responding to requests for personal information, Google is trying to protect its own business.
XP Service Pack Delay: What Else Is New?
Microsoft's on-again/off-again extension of support for XP may or may not be on-again, but the latest delay of the latest long-awaited XP Service Pack delay may strike some of us as the last straw.
Will Code Viruses For Beer
A controversial contest at this year's Defcon hacker conference promises to reward the most successful virus writers.
Windows XP Service Pack 3
While there's not a lot of big news or fanfare surrounding the imminent release of Windows XP Service Pack 3, there are a number of interesting security enhancements.
Quick! Unplug Your Internet Connection!
According to the security vendor Sophos, one Web page is infected with malicious software every five seconds. Yeah, but it's probably mom-and-pop and porn Web sites with all of the infections, you say. Think again.
Focus On Managing Risk, Not Gruntwork
With large enterprises sporting hundreds of applications, firewalls, routers, and other networking devices -- and more than 139 newly announced vulnerabilities each week -- how do they know what vulnerabilities actually matter?
Are EMC And IBM Reliable Storage Bellwethers?
Their success is no guarantee of success for other vendors, but dismal results from these two companies would augur poorly for the rest of the storage industry, to say the least. And quite apart from my glass half-empty outlook, I'm not sure how much weight to give the recent positive financial performance from EMC and IBM.
Infected Web Pages Nearly Triple
Sophos says that it discovered a new infected Web page every 5 seconds. In 2007, the company says, it saw new infected Web pages every 14 seconds.
New Malware Page Every Five Seconds: Sophos
Sophos released its Q1 2008 threat report today, and the news ain't good. In fact, it's three times as bad as last year -- that's how fast the threats are increasing. And increasing every five seconds.
Crank Up The Volume
If storage were an audio receiver, we'd be flirting with that "9" or "10" mark on that big black dial. But we're talking capacity here (and maybe speed), as vendors appear to bend the rules of physics by cramming more bytes than any space or drive should be able to accommodate.
Ooops -- Microsoft Nags More Office Users Than It Meant To
Microsoft's latest attempt to track down illegitimate copies of its programs -- in this case Office -- went a bit (and way more than a bit) farther than the company intended last week when it released an Office piracy detector worldwide, instead of to the four countries the program targeted.