- Published on Thursday, 11 December 2014 09:57
Australian businesses and government agencies will now be able to report online security incidents via the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).
The ACSC was opened last month in Canberra, and brings together online security capabilities from across the federal government into a single location.
The reporting service is part of the ACSC's role to act as a hub for collaboration and information sharing with the private sector, state and territory governments, academia, and international partners.
- Published on Friday, 05 December 2014 09:31
Microsoft officials said last month that the company isn't planning to deliver any Windows 10 Technical Preview versions until the new year .
But that doesn't mean nothing's happening on the Windows 10 front until then.
Just yesterday, Microsoft made available a few fixes and updates to the November Windows 10 Technical Preview build (9879), including one meant to fix Explorer-specific crashes.
- Published on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:58
The world's online population has edged over more than 3 billion people, according to the United Nations' International Telecommunications Union (ITU), with internet usage globally growing at 6.6 percent in 2014.
ITU, an arm of the United Nations charged with allocating radio spectrum, developing technical standards, and improving the world's access to information and information technology, released its flagship annual Measuring the Information Society Report on November 24.
- Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 10:29
Car service app Uber found itself in trouble again when top executive Emil Michael was caught at a dinner party suggesting that the company hire opposition researchers to dig up dirt on the (predominantly female) journalists who have been asking uncomfortable questions about the crazy successful car service startup caught up in scandal after scandal.
- Published on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:22
Windows 8 is quite possibly the worst desktop operating system that Microsoft ever released. Since Windows 8 is going up against such all-time flop-a-doodles as Vista and Windows ME, that’s saying something.
And it’s not just me saying that. The marketplace agrees. Look at NetMarketShare’s October 2014 operating system market share numbers.
- Published on Friday, 07 November 2014 10:07
To attract workers in the competitive technology job market, remote connectivity service provider LogMeIn decided that a change of address was needed.
For about a decade, the company was based in an office park in Woburn, Massachusetts, a suburb 10 miles north of Boston.
- Published on Monday, 03 November 2014 09:47
Google plans to remove support for the aging Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) version 3.0 protocol in Google Chrome 40, which is expected to ship in about two months.
The decision comes after Google security researchers recently discovered a dangerous design flaw in SSL 3.0.
- Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 13:59
In 1998, Chris Wysopal and friends discovered a way to shut down the internet.
With just 30 minutes of work they believed they could do enough damage to stop the world wide network operating for a couple of days.
- Published on Monday, 27 October 2014 09:55
I've gotten a few questions from concerned readers about a fast-approaching deadline date for Windows 7.
After October 31, 2014 -- Microsoft will no longer provide its PC partners or systems builders with copies of Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium and/or Ultimate to preinstall on new PCs.
- Published on Friday, 17 October 2014 10:04
Apple Pay launches on Monday and CEO Tim Cook said that another 500 banks are supporting the payment platform and will come online over time. "We think it's going to be profound," gushed Cook.