Technology - Software news

Apple kicks SMS scam fraudsters to the curb

(Phys.org)—Just what you never wanted. Mac-based malware, just ponder that phrase alone, not Windows-based but Mac-based, that tricks users into paying subscription fees. The malware masquerades as an installer ...

Dec 14, 2012 weblog
1.3 / 5 (12) 5 | with audio podcast

Concerns raised about airline boarding pass barcodes

(Phys.org)—Boarding passes for travel on airlines in the US (and many other countries) now include barcodes, but an aviation security researcher has now learned that these barcodes can be read by readily ...

Oct 26, 2012 report
3.4 / 5 (5) 4 | with audio podcast

Security experts sound medical device malware alarm

(Phys.org)—Speakers at a government gathering revealed more reasons for nervous patients to get out their worry beads over future hospital stays. Besides staph infections, wrong-side surgeries and inaccurate ...

Oct 19, 2012 report
5 / 5 (1) 2 | with audio podcast

Google trumpets Dart release as first stable version

(Phys.org)—Google on Tuesday released its first stable version of Dart SDK. Dart is a programming language for Web applications that Google thinks will offer an improved, easy to learn, high performance ...

Oct 17, 2012 report
4.3 / 5 (3) 4 | with audio podcast

Linux camp has key to Windows 8 boot lockout

(Phys.org)—Microsoft's rocky reputation with the open source community was not exactly obliterated with hardware news surrounding the upcoming launch of the operating system, Windows 8. Systems will come ...

Oct 14, 2012 report
4.5 / 5 (14) 22 | with audio podcast

Open webOS 1.0 is ready to serve

(Phys.org)—Open webOS, formerly HP webOS, the mobile operating system that was initially developed by Palm, which HP acquired, was let out the door this week as Open webOS 1.0. The good news is that Open ...

Sep 30, 2012 report
5 / 5 (2) 4 | with audio podcast

Internet Explorer users are warned against Poison Ivy

(Phys.org)—More than a few Internet Explorer users stand vulnerable to fresh attacks of Poison Ivy. In the latest headline in the "Internet Explorer has a flaw" saga, a security hole in Internet Explorer ...

Sep 18, 2012 report
4.1 / 5 (11) 14 | with audio podcast

Kinect@Home crowdsources for 3-D models

(Phys.org)—An open source undertaking called Kinect@Home offers the world a deal: "Users get access to 3-D models they can embed anywhere on the internet, and we use this data to create better computer vision algorithms." ...

Aug 30, 2012 report
3 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast

MPEG hammers out codec that halves bit rate

(Phys.org) -- A new international standard for a video compression format was announced today. The draft was issued by the influential Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) which met in Stockholm in July. MPEG, ...

Aug 15, 2012 report
4.8 / 5 (26) 35 | with audio podcast

Microsoft wants to send WebRTC standard to rehab

(Phys.org) -- Microsoft is telling the W3C WebRTC working group that it has a better idea than the WebRTC standard which is still in progress and under revision. The goal has been to come up with a Web standard ...

Aug 08, 2012 report
4.6 / 5 (5) 3 | with audio podcast

Malware in BIOS stirs concern at Black Hat meet

(Phys.org) -- Security researcher Jonathan Brossard has drawn attention to a backdoor espionage problem that is in an ornery class by itself. Presenting his finds at the recent Defcon and Black Hat events, ...

Aug 02, 2012 report
4.7 / 5 (32) 66 | with audio podcast