Stories by Tim Greene

Ping Identity picks up $35 million more in venture funding

Ping Identity has picked up another $35 million in venture funding to speed development of the next-generation of its identity and access management technology and expand the company's presence in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Report: Bad communication among defense agencies makes China hacks more dangerous

It's not just the fact that China has been hacking U.S. military contractors' networks, it's that the agencies discovering the breaches and the contractors themselves haven't been telling other agencies that need to know, a U.S. Senate report says.

Microsoft boards-up research lab amid more layoffs

Microsoft Research is shutting down its Mountain View, Calif., facility as part of a move that included a reported 2,100 more layoffs throughout the company.

Startup backs services with elasticity of AWS, Azure clouds to outlast DDoS attacks

Security services startup Sentrix mirrors customer Web sites in Amazon Web Services and Azure clouds in order to dynamically expand site resources during distributed denial of service attacks and keep the sites running until attackers exhaust their resources, give up or move on to easier targets.

Patch Tuesday: Internet Explorer needs critical patches, again

In a very light set of monthly security bulletins, Microsoft will issue just one that it's ranking critical and it involves Internet Explorer.

IN PICTURES: The new Microsoft under Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, has set new goals, taken some decisive actions, moved ahead with works already in progress and made Wall Street happy.

iPhones, iPads ripe for the picking

Attackers could compromise iPads and iPhones on a large scale through the infected computers that make up botnets, researchers say.

Citing super-busy schedule, Ballmer resigns from Microsoft board

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has broken another tie with the company, stepping down from the company's board of directors effective immediately.

Schneier: Cyber-retaliation like that exposed by Snowden report a bad idea

The NSA program dubbed MonsterMind is dangerous in that it would enable automated retaliation against machines that launch cyber attacks with no human intervention, meaning that such counterattacks could hit innocent parties.

Microsoft to support fewer IE versions

Microsoft has started a 17-month campaign to upgrade customers to the newest version of Internet Explorer that their operating systems will support, which should make it simpler for the company to keep the browser secure because it will have fewer versions to deal with.

Black Hat keynote: U.S. should buy up zero day attacks for 10 times going rate

Las Vegas -- The U.S. government should pay 10 times the going rate for zero-day software flaws in order to corner the market and then make those vulnerabilities public to render them less potent for attackers, Black hat 2014 attendees were told yesterday.

Black Hat 2014: How to steal security codes from home alarm systems

For $50 attackers can build a radio device that cracks home alarm systems and other common security devices, Black Hat 2014 attendees will hear this week.

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Microsoft verging on single OS across all devices

Microsoft seems on the brink of announcing a major enhancement to its operating system lines, namely merging them into a single OS that could bring big benefits for corporate users.

TOR patch coming

The TOR Project thinks it has figured out how the author of a canceled Black Hat talk cracked its software to mask the source of Internet traffic, and it is working on a patch.

Microsoft rumored to be buying security firm that publicized Active Directory exploit

Microsoft is thinking about buying an Israeli security company that yesterday posted instructions on how to change Active Directory passwords by exploiting a design flaw.

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