NHS Trusts are insisting on keeping Windows XP machines despite concerns that they are about as secure as a celeb’s naked picture on the iCloud and have cost £5.5 million from Microsoft to support.
According to Citrix, the mobile workspace company, which filed a freedom of information act request to get its data, all the of 35 NHS Trusts are still using Windows XP and that just five are using desktop virtualisation technology to handle migration away from it. more»
Samsung has promised to revamp its smartphone line-up to tackle what has been its worst third-quarter results since 2011.
The outfit said that it needed to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment, after third-quarter earnings set it on course for its worst year since 2011. more»
Software giant Microsoft has beaten Apple to releasing a new watch.
Dubbed the “Microsoft Band,” which sounds a little like the volunteer brass band which plays at company events, the watch will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime,
According to a Volish bog, the wrist-worn device has sensors that monitor pulse rate, measure calorie burn and track sleep quality. more»
An alliance of US tech companies including Novetta and Microsoft hasbeen targeting the Hikit malware and have worked out a way to disrupt the Chinese cyber espionage gang Axiom’s antics.
Dubbed Operation SMN, the coalition of security companies has apparently given the hackers a Chinese burn after it detected and cleaned up malicious code on 43,000 computers worldwide infected by Axiom. more»
Researchers will soon have their own clouds, thanks to the efforts of a non-Profit organisation Internet2.
Internet2 has worked out a way to let scientists create and connect to virtual spaces, within which they will be able to conduct research across disciplines and to experiment on the nature of the web. more»
An agreement between Apple and its supplier GT Advanced (GTA) to seal documents relating to the latter company filed for bankruptcy earlier this month has been challenged by a third party,
GTA supplied sapphire substrates to Apple, an important ingredient of screens for smartphones but filed for protection under US regulation Chapter 11 earlier this month. more»
The Washington Post claimed that hackers, backed by the Russian government, have penetrated some White House computer nets.
Unnamed sources insisting on anonymity told the Post that the hacks were into “unclassified” networks and that there’s no evidence that classified computers had been compromised. more»
The danger of solar winds disrupting mobile phone service, damaging satellites and causing power grids to black out is all too real.
But teams of researchers in the USA are working on creating models that will precisely predict when geomagnetic storms are likely to threaten global communications. more»
Governments around the world are waking up to the security implications as the internet of things is set to pervade the world and will spend an immense amount of money to improve cyber security.
The internet of things is a catch all term for a time when just about anything you care to imagine has semiconductors inside, able to communicate with just about everything else. more»
British spooks have been using the systems set up by the US National Security Agency to spy on everyone without a warrant.
The agreement between the NSA and GCHQ means that the internet and phone data of Americans is in the hands of the Brits without legal oversight. more»
It turns out that when the MPAA sues you for $100,000 for every file you share it is just because it is trying to save you from malware.
Lobbying outfit Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) said it is concerned that intellectual property pirates are being exposed to malware and other dangers. more»
South Korea’s LG, which was getting a good kicking from its rivals, is now back in the black and is making a killing.
LG said its July-September operating profit more than doubled from a year earlier as earnings from its mobile business surged to a five-year high. more»
Software monster Microsoft plans to stop selling Windows 7 licences to OEMs after Halloween as its first moves to kill off the operating system in favour of the god awful Windows 8.1.
It is pretty much a formality. There are few Windows 7 machines in the shops right now – Microsoft has done a good job of making sure there is not a repeat of the Windows XP fiasco that left millions of machines running the ancient operating system. more»
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban thought he was onto a money-spinner by taxing ISPs for each GB of data they shifted.
In a classic case of why politicians, who can barely understand how to programme their smartphones to tell if the call is from their mistress or their wives, should stay out of technology. more»
While cloud computing is touted by every vendor and his dog as the panacea for all IT ills, the whole subject is still befogged by myths and mystery.
That’s what market research company Gartner thinks, anyway. In a recent report it said cloud computing is “uniquely susceptible to the perils of myths due to the nature, confusion and hype surrounding it”. more»