ISPs need to do more to tackle major cyber-attack
Warnings about the impending cyber-attack have gone unheeded and more must be done to tackle the threat of an infection, according to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Judge lets US intercept info from hacked computers (Update)
The Justice Department can continue to intercept information from 350,000 computers worldwide that are known to be infected with a data-stealing virus being spread by an alleged Russian computer hacker and his conspirators, ...
How the Heartbleed bug reveals a flaw in online security
The Heartbleed bug that's potentially exposed the personal and financial data of millions of people stored online has also exposed a hole in the way some security software is developed and used.
Tech Tips: A guide to upgrading, using XP computer
Microsoft retires its 12-year-old Windows XP operating system on Tuesday. Even so, there are still millions of XP computers out there. Here's what to do if you own one of them: ...
Tech Tips: Your risks and options with Windows XP
Supreme Court could limit software patents
The Supreme Court appears willing to make it tougher to approve patents for computer software in a case that is being closely watched by technology companies.
Microsoft delivers Office for rival Apple's iPad (Update)
Microsoft unveiled a version of its popular Office software suite for iPad tablets Thursday as the company's new chief moved to expand its "Internet cloud" footprint.
System that automatically fills the gaps in programmers' code improved
Since he was a graduate student, Armando Solar-Lezama, an associate professor in MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been working on a programming language called Sketch, ...
US man sues Ethiopia for cyber snooping
A lawsuit filed on Tuesday accuses Ethiopia of infecting a US man's computer with "spyware" as part of a campaign to gather intelligence about those critical of the government.
Microsoft hoping users will get friends, family to leave Windows XP
Microsoft plans to end support for Windows XP on April 8, but there are still many users whose computers run the outdated software. That's why the company has asked tech-savvy users to encourage their friends to upgrade their ...
DARPA open catalog makes agency-sponsored software and publications available to all
DARPA has invested in many programs that sponsor fundamental and applied research in areas of computer science, which have led to new advances in theory as well as practical software. The R&D community has ...
Cloud-computing boosts German software giant SAP
German software giant SAP said on Friday that cloud-computing boosted sales and earnings in the fourth quarter of 2013 and the year as a whole.
First clinical study of computer security
Installing computer security software, updating applications regularly and making sure not to open emails from unknown senders are just a few examples of ways to reduce the risk of infection by malicious ...
Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?
This may be remembered as the year smartphones became boring. Although high-definition displays on smartphones have gotten bigger and their cameras have gotten better, the pace of gee-whiz innovation has ...