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Fri, March 07, 2014 - Microsoft has launched a new website to "tell the untold story" of something it believes changed the history of Windows security and indeed Microsoft itself - the Software Development Lifecycle or plain 'SDL' for short.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - CIOs who haven't moved their companies from Windows XP by now ought to be fired, some people think, but those who haven't and are still on the job have options for saving their bacon.
Thu, March 06, 2014 - Microsoft today announced it will deliver five security updates to customers next week, two tagged as "critical," including one that will quash the open vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE) that hackers have been exploiting since January.
Thu, March 06, 2014 - The online learning platform is now including material from six nonacademic institutions to meet user demand
Wed, March 05, 2014 - The base images are managed by Red Hat and cost from $0.084 per hour
Wed, March 05, 2014 - It's time to give Windows 8's modern-style apps some respect. Admittedly, some Windows Store apps are inferior to their desktop cousins. But many others take advantage of the full-screen modern (also known as "Metro") interface to provide a different and better experience. With an open mind and a little TLC, your Start screen can be a great resource. Here are four ways you can get the most out of modern apps.
Wed, March 05, 2014 - Without updates after April 8 Windows XP is expected to fall prey to any number of zero-day attacks for which Microsoft will provide no defense, but there are some things die-hard XP users can do to make their machines safer.
Tue, March 04, 2014 - Are you still using Windows XP? In its latest Threat Report, security vendor F-Secure warns that a powerful zero-day attack against Windows XP is a matter of when--not if--and provides some guidance for those stalwart (or foolhardy) PC warriors who plan to ignore theA April 8 "XPocalypse"A when Microsoft support for the OS officially expires.
Tue, March 04, 2014 - A source code mistake in the GnuTLS library a an open-source software building block used in a large number of different Linux distributions to handle secure Internet connections a could prove a serious threat to the privacy of Linux users, as developers rush to patch the vulnerability.
Tue, March 04, 2014 - Lowering the price of an operating system upgrade boosts its uptake five-fold, but pushing it out for free speeds uptake as much as 12 times, data from an analytics company shows.
Tue, March 04, 2014 - You have to admire the wide-eyed optimism of anyone predicting that BlackBerry's due for a turnaround, particularly at Apple's expense.
Tue, March 04, 2014 - Apple financial conference calls will start to sound a little different later this year, as the company announced on Tuesday that chief financial officer and senior vice president Peter Oppenheimer will retire, effective the end of September.
Tue, March 04, 2014 - Three quarters of Windows security vulnerabilities in 2013 were connected to non-Microsoft programs that often lack adequate patching mechanisms, an analysis by security firm Secunia has found.
Mon, March 03, 2014 - Linaro, the open-source development consortium for Linux on ARM architecture, is working on software, tools and drivers that could hasten the release of 64-bit Android.