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  • Indoor positioning market heats up with Apple acquisition of WifiSLAM

    The news this week that Apple has acquired indoor positioning company WifiSLAM is a sign that the war over indoor mobile location services is hotting up.

  • 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.

  • Flame malware server password cracked by Kaspersky researcher

    Researchers have cracked the password protecting a server that controlled the Flame espionage botnet giving them access to the malware control panel to learn more about how the network functioned and who might be behind it.

  • How did hackers bypass Apple to access an iCloud account?

    It's incredibly difficult to get back into your own iCloud account or any other Apple services if you forget the password somehow, so how on earth did the hackers manage it?

  • Defcon Wi-Fi hack called no threat to enterprise WLANs

    Enterprise Wi-Fi networks can keep using WPA2 security safely, despite a recent Defcon exploit that has been widely, but wrongly, interpreted as rendering it useless.

  • Wi-Fi-Blocking wallpaper keeps your signal in and intruders out

    French scientists have created a type of wallpaper that can block Wi-Fi signal, meaning you can boost your network security and redecorate all in one go.

  • SaaS, Cloud, encryption & you

    Any IT professional who has heard ?send it to my Hotmail? or ?popped it into Dropbox for you? echo across the office will know how impossible it is to keep employees from using outside applications for work when those provided don?t quite meet their needs.

  • Online shoe retailer Zappos hacked: What we can learn from this

    Zappos.com - the online source for shoes - was the victim of an attack that compromised account information for millions of customers. Zappos customers need to understand what is at stake, and be on alert for suspicious or malicious activity resulting from the attack.

  • Mobile spyware raises ethical and legal questions

    In 2003, Atir Raihan began work on a product that has gone on to gain infamy in the world's security industry. His idea: to build a spyware program for mobile phones that would allow people to catch a cheating spouse.

  • Four reasons why you don't need a tablet computer

    Tablet PCs are the in thing right now. In fact, you'd be hard put to walk into any sort of electronics store today and not be bombarded with displays for the latest and greatest tablet. But are tablets all they're cracked up to be? Or has Apple and its uber popular iPad duped consumers into tablet envy, and its competitors into a mad scramble to develop their own "iPad rivals?"






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