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  • Six free network vulnerability scanners

    Vulnerability scanners can help you automate security auditing and can play a crucial part in your IT security. They can scan your network and websites for up to thousands of different security risks, producing a prioritised list of those you should patch, describe the vulnerabilities, and give steps on how to remediate them. Some can even automate the patching process.

  • A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

    Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

  • Mac flashback: Bill Gates on the business impact of the Macintosh (3/2/1987)

    Microsoft chairman praises Macintosh but never sees corporate buyers being a strong point for Apple

  • Predictions gone wrong: Losing bets analysts made for 2013

    Cast your mind back to the late 2000s -- when the iPhone 3G beguiled consumers and the iTunes App Store began shifting users' ideas about how they bought and used software, when Microsoft pros saw nothing but clear skies after Windows 7 cleared out the Windows Vista storm, when green technology was touted as a transformative force in IT.

  • Java's security problems 'unlikely to be resolved soon'

    Since the start of the year, hackers have been exploiting vulnerabilities in Java to carry out a string of attacks against companies including Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Twitter, as well as home users.

  • HTML5 and the future of the web

    HTML5, the latest version of the HTML web mark-up language, promises to provide businesses with powerful, cross-platform tools for their web and mobile applications, and give developers an alternative to Adobe?s more popular Flash environment.

  • Windows 8 security focuses on early malware detection

    Security experts say Windows 8 is the most secure Microsoft OS to date, but that doesn't mean malware won't evolve to exploit it

  • 10 reasons why the desktop PC will live forever

    Steve Jobs piqued consumer curiosity when he unveiled the iPad and declared "the post-PC era has begun." And now with the imminent release of Windows 8 RT tablets?low-powered slates running a touch-friendly version of Office?it might seem that perhaps the world actually can live without desktop computers.

  • Will the future be written entirely in JavaScript?

    In 1995, when Netscape was looking for a new brand for its browser-embedded scripting language, the company licensed a variation of the "Java" name from Sun Microsystems. JavaScript was born, creating a mistaken impression (that of JavaScript and Java's close relation) you'll still see some newbies trip over to this day. That shared branding deal would never happen now; the executives at Oracle never watched "Sesame Street" as kids, so they don't share.

  • Write once; run anywhere ? the answer to patent wars and BYOD confusion?

    The bewildering pace of change of mobile devices and formats has kept application developers on their toes. It has also forced businesses to limit the range of platforms they can support, and sideline other, perhaps more innovative ones.





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