Posts from ‘February, 2009’

Online Gamers Remain Top Malware Target

The Internet has always had its share of malware, spyware, viruses and many other malicious tools created by the many darksiders that roam the free-Web. What’s the most common type of malware on the Internet you ask? Well, it’s not Viruses or even Botnet code. Maybe password-stealing worms designed to victimize online gamers?
Microsoft said Thursday it [...]

Zero-day Attack Found In Adobe Acrobat

Critical Level Zero-day Attack Found, Affects All Versions of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Adobe and others have warned against a critical-level security flaw affecting all recent versions of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader for all platforms including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
The attack is known as a zero-day attack because it takes advantage of [...]

HP Posts Negative Q1 Earnings, Sour Outlook

Hewlett-Packard reported a dismal quarterly profit that dropped 13 percent while sales increased by  just 1 percent as even the Palo Alto tech company’s profitable printer ink business was shaken by a devastating time in the economy.
HP shares fell $2.03, or 6 percent, to $32.05 in extended hours trading, after closing down 26 cents during the regular trading [...]

Major Charges Dropped in Pirate Bay Trial

Half of the charges against the world’s biggest bit torrent file-sharing service, The Pirate Bay, were dropped on Tuesday leaving The Pirate Bay’s four defendants on trial for “assisting making available copyright material,” a significantly less severe charge than the dropped “assisting copyright infringement.”
The plaintiffs are being led by the IFPI or International Federation of [...]

Sun CEO Praises JavaFX Platform

JavaFX is the fastest growing RIA platform on the market; JavaFX Mobile to launch next week

Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz announced that Sun’s new RIA platform, JavaFX, has shipped over 100,000,000 runtimes in just over a year making it the fastest growing RIA platform on the market. Pretty impressive numbers.
In his blog, Schwartz wrote that [...]

Apple Releases Major Security Update for OS X

Safari bug finally patched as Apple issues large security update for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Mac OS X 10.5 Server. Java and other critical components updated as well.

The biggest security update released by Apple in nearly a year was released today for Mac OS X and certain Java [...]

BlackBerry Security Flaw Found in Web App Loader

New security vulnerability found in BlackBerry’s Web Application Loader, US-CERT Classifies as Highly-Dangerous.
Research In Motion has issued a Security Advisory regarding a vulnerability found within the BlackBerry Application Web Loader.

The BlackBerry Application Web Loader is a Microsoft® ActiveX® web-based application loader that third party application developers use to create web pages which enable users to [...]

Palm Pulls Plug on Palm OS, Talks Patents

Palm CEO Ed Colligan Shuts down Palm OS, will focus exclusively on new WebOS, Windows Mobile Smartphones and talks about Palm’s Lucrative Patent Portfolio
Twelve years since it first appeared on devices such as the Palm Pilot, Palm V and Tungsten, the Palm OS is officially dead, at least according to Palm CEO Ed Colligan. For [...]

Intel Will Invest $7 billion for 32nm Chips

Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini announced today that Intel will spend $7 billion over the next two years to build advanced manufacturing facilities in the United States for deployment of their 32 nanometer (nm) manufacturing technology that will be used to build faster, smaller chips that consume less energy.
The next-generation 32-nanometer chip process is [...]

BlackBerry Storm Now Available for Under $100

RIM’s first attempt at creating a touchscreen BlackBerry smart phone has seen better days. Subject to mediocre reviews, lackluster performance and other negatives factors, the BlackBerry Storm is now available on Amazon.com for an extremely low price. You can buy the Storm after an instant rebate and by signing up for a 2-year Verizon Wireless [...]