Stories by Tim Greene

In Pictures: The new Microsoft under Satya Nadella

The Microsoft CEO 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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Apple-IBM partnership is a direct challenge to Microsoft

IBM and Apple are teaming up to create enterprise apps to can run on Apple devices that business customers can manage and secure, creating a formidable direct challenge to plans Microsoft is trying to carry out on its own.

10 changes CEO Nadella wants from Microsoft workers

CEO Satya Nadella last week gave what amounted to a public tongue-lashing to Microsoft's 127,000 employees, which was followed up by an analyst's report that the company plans to announce layoffs of up to 10% of that number at its quarterly earnings report July 22.

CEO Nadella issues manifesto to shake up Microsoft

The 3000-word email posted on the company's news site for all the world to see sums up an array of goals for the company, among them dividing work and private data on devices, speed developing new products, creating new devices and device categories, and support for competitors' applications and operating systems.

Microsoft says new hybrid storage options can cut costs up to 60 per cent

Microsoft is coming out with new hardware and cloud management features for its StorSimple hybrid storage offering that promises lower costs and better data protection.

Dumping of Windows XP (finally) slows plummeting PC sales

Businesses that waited until the last minute to abandon Windows XP are now helping to flatten out the nosedive that saw PC sales drop off nearly 10% last year, Gartner says.