Stories by Jeremy Kirk


Intel to buy security vendor McAfee for $7.68 billion

Intel said Thursday it plans to acquire security vendor McAfee in a cash deal valued at about $7.68 billion and aimed at enhancing the chip maker's mobile strategy.

Apple pulls Grooveshark music streaming app from iTunes

Apple has pulled Grooveshark's music streaming application from its store due to a complaint from a major entertainment company just days after the application launched.

HP to buy vulnerability specialist Fortify Software

Hewlett-Packard said on Tuesday it will buy Fortify Software, which makes tools to find software vulnerabilities and compliance software, for an undisclosed amount.

Google buys online currency management company Jambool

Google has bought Jambool, a company that makes a platform for managing online payments for virtual goods sold on gaming and social networking sites.

Facebook fixes e-mail notification problem

Facebook said Friday it has restored a feature that lets users receive e-mail notifications of new messages sent by their friends, according to a company spokeswoman.

New Android malware texts premium-rate numbers

Researchers at Russian security company Kaspersky Lab say they've discovered the first malicious software program to target Google's Android mobile operating system.

South Korean police raid Google's office over Street View

South Korean police on Tuesday raided Google offices in an investigation of the company's Street View mapping project, the latest instance of a country scrutinizing the company's collection of Wi-Fi data

Elcomsoft releases iPhone 4 password cracker

Russian password-cracking company Elcomsoft has released new software that can in some instances figure out the password used to encrypt backed-up iPhone data.

Hackers release new version of iPhone Jailbreak app

The latest version of software that allows iPhone owners to install applications not approved by Apple has been released just days after the practice was declared legal under U.S. copyright law.

AVG uncovers new data-stealing Mumba botnet

Researchers at AVG have uncovered a botnet that has been harvesting personal information and uses the latest version of the Zeus code, underscoring the widespread use of the sophisticated malware.

Twitter encounters more digital certificate problems

Twitter is having trouble again with a digital certificate that secures communications to its Web site, which has been causing trouble for third-party applications that integrate with it, but the problem may have been fixed.

UAE says BlackBerry data handling violates the law

The offshore storage of data by Research In Motion for its BlackBerry smartphones conflicts with a 2007 law passed in the United Arab Emirates, the country's telecommunications regulator has said.

UK launches computer security training exercises

The U.K.'s Cyber Security Challenge began accepting registrations Monday for a series of computer security exercises designed to spur interest in the field.

Researcher finds Safari reveals personal information

A feature in Apple's Safari browser designed to make it easier to fill out forms could by abused by hackers to harvest personal information, according to a security researcher.

Motorola accuses China's Huawei in theft of secrets

Motorola has amended a two-year-old industrial spying lawsuit to include competitor Huawei Technologies, which Motorola claims received valuable technology from its own rogue employees.