A report from PwC said the number of reported security incidents with tech rose 48 percent in 2013 to hit 42.8 million attacks.
That, said PwC, is equal to 117,339 attacks every day. The Global State of Information Security Survey said the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) has increased by 66 percent year over year since 2009. more»
A survey showed that UK users of the internet are still a bit confuzzled by the pesky thing.
Tata Communications revealed its report today – garnered from 9,417 people across the world – and including 1,770 internet users in the UK. more»
As we reported yesterday, Lenovo will acquire Intel’s X86 server business this week and that means it will be the biggest server company in mainland China.
Market research firm IDC released its figures for server sales in China for the first half of this year and Lenovo – which includes prior IBM system business – comes out the leader at 23.91 percent (see chart). more»
It seems that all empire builders at some point have a crack at building their personal Xanadu, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg is no different.
He has written a cheque for a 357-acre beachfront plantation on the island of Kauai in Hawaii — a space zoned for 80 well-appointed homes. more»
The US government has arrested the chief executive officer of a mobile spyware maker and charged him with allegedly illegally marketing an app that monitors calls, texts, videos, and other communications on mobile phones “without detection”,
Hammad Akbar, 31, of Pakistan, was the first person to be banged up in connection with advertising and the sales of mobile spyware targeting adults—in this case an app called StealthGenie. more»
Not satisfied with a security hole which allowed 4Chan users access to minor celebrities’ porn stashes, the Fruity Cargo cult Apple has some more problems with its cloud.
According to MacRumours there is a serious bug with the “Reset All Settings” option in iOS 8, causing users who activate the feature to lose all of their iWork documents stored in iCloud Drive. more»
The maker of expensive printer ink, HP, seems jolly keen on putting Google’s Chromebook out of business. This week it announced several new stream notebooks. For those who came in late the Stream series is HP’s version of the low cost Windows laptop, meant to compete head to head with Chromebooks on price. more»
Apple has finally released updates to protect Mac OS X systems from the dangerous “Shellshock” bug.
The osxPatches are available via Software Update, or from the following links for OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion.
What is amazing is the amount of time that Apple has taken to get the patch to its users. more»
Network giant Cisco said it has added 30 partners to its Intercloud initiative.
Customers want the cloud to be less hazy less than it is and Cisco believes it can help itself and them by developing standardised cloud apps as well as very secure hybrid clouds. more»
Lenovo’s offer to buy the remainder of IBM’s X86 business is likely to be concluded this Wednesday.
IBM is disposing of the deal to the Chinese manufacturer for $1.8 billion and when the acquisition is complete, it will finally have washed its hands of all of its X86 business. more»
Yahoo has decided to kill off the product which started it all off.
In 1994, Jerry Yang and David Filo, graduate students at Stanford University, created a hierarchical directory of websites, “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web”. In March of that year, they gave it the name “Yahoo!” for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.”
At the time, human-curated web listings were the bee’s knees and search engines were not exactly up to snuff. more»
Chinese phone maker Xiaomi, which faces continual attacks from the Tame Apple Press for daring to make a phone similar to Apple’s, is facing a cloning problem of its own.
Chief Communications Officer Li Lei at Xiaomi said that it was wrong that Xiaomi was an iPhone clone and the outfit created a masterpiece from scratch. more»
London coppers have called for more state controls of the world wide web to prevent internet anarchy.
The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit is a taxpayer funded security force for private companies who want to protect their content without having to spend too much. more»
Apple’s super-bendy iPhone might not be a product of poor structural design at all, but problems might be down to psychic forces, according to top spoon bender Uri Geller.
Geller who is an expert in bending metal objects with his mind says Apple’s bending iPhone 6 woes could be explained by “mental forces”. more»
The Untouchables are worried about Apple and Google’s smartphones which cannot be searched by the FBI.
James Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, said he was “concerned” over Apple and Google marketing smart phones that can’t be searched by law enforcement which would force them to investigate criminals like the old days. more»