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  • In face of Flame malware, Microsoft will revamp Windows encryption keys

    Starting next month, updated Windows operating systems will reject encryption keys smaller than 1024 bits, which could cause problems for customer applications accessing Web sites and email platforms that use the keys.

  • The 7 most common challenges to cloud computing

    It's no secret that agencies core to the U.S. government has as a central plan - known as Cloud First -- to move most operations toward a cloud computing service. In the process of course is a never-ending evaluation by other agencies to talk about how those cloud implementations are doing.

  • Higgs boson researchers consider move to Cloud computing

    How did European researchers working on the Higgs boson recently make one of the most revolutionary physics discoveries in recent decades? From an IT perspective, they relied on a good old-fashioned grid computing infrastructure, though a new Cloud-based one may be in the offing.

  • Western Digital intros new collaboration tools, Dropbox integration

    WD today announced new consumer-class collaboration tools designed to work with its personal cloud products as well as an integrated backup tool to Dropbox.

  • Smartphone, tablet security and management guidelines on tap from NIST

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a draft policy on updated guidelines for managing and securing mobile devices, putting the emphasis on smartphones and tablets, whether these are supplied directly by an organization to employees or the employees own them themselves. The draft document views "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) as much riskier.

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    Google's $US199 Nexus 7 tablet confined to Google's store

    Google's Nexus 7 tablet can now be ordered on more retail websites worldwide, but so far the less expensive $US199 model remains exclusive to Google's Play online store, according to current listings.

  • Security researchers find multistage Android malware on Google Play

    Security researchers from antivirus vendor Symantec identified two malware apps on Google Play that used a multistage payload delivery system in order to remain undetected.

  • Motorola, Microsoft suspend some patent disputes until trial

    Motorola Mobility and Microsoft have agreed to suspend their patent claims against each other in three U.S. cases until a November trial on Microsoft claims that Motorola has not lived up to promises to license some video and Wi-Fi patents on reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND) terms.

  • Would you like to play a game? New AI teaches itself the rules

    An AI that can watch two-minute videos of some simple board games being played, learn the rules, and then play against human opponents has been developed by Lukasz Kaiser, a researcher at Paris Diderot University.

  • Feds slash $2.7 million online loan-fraud scheme

    A crime ring using fake websites and online ads to lure thousands of victims into their loan-fraud scheme that robbed them of millions of dollars has been disrupted by federal authorities.

  • Facebook launches malware checkpoints for users with infected computers

    Facebook on Tuesday launched a feature that allows users to lock down their Facebook accounts and perform malware scans if they suspect that their computers might be infected.

  • KPMG: Hybrid Cloud is the way ahead for enterprise

    Talking about the future of Cloud technology, Abhijit Varma, Director, Management Consulting, KPMG said that he expects hybrid Cloud to be the route that most companies will take in the medium term, during an interview at the recently held Computerworld India IT RoadMap 2012 event in Bangalore.

  • BYOD means soaring IT support costs for mobile devices

    Annual IT costs for managing smartphones will soar by 48 per cent in 2013 compared to 2011, a new survey by Osterman Research shows.

  • VMware revamps its Zimbra enterprise e-mail server

    VMware plans to make a beta version of an upgrade to its Zimbra Collaboration Server available for download on Wednesday, with shipments in final form scheduled for later this quarter, the company said.

  • Amazon, Google and Apple among the least transparent companies in the world

    Apple, and Google are among the least transparent companies in the world, according to a survey of 105 publicly traded multinationals published by Transparency International on Tuesday.

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    Microsoft urges death of Windows gadgets as researchers plan disclosures

    Just two weeks before researchers are to disclose bugs in Windows "gadgets" at Black Hat, Microsoft acknowledged unspecified security vulnerabilities in the small pieces of software supported by Vista and Windows 7.

  • Privacy groups hail Google, FTC settlement over Apple Safari tracking

    Privacy advocates today welcomed news of a possible Google proposal to settle Federal Trade Commission charges related to its surreptitious tracking of Apple Safari users.

  • Apple's EPEAT withdrawal raises recycling, disassembly concerns

    Apple's decision to withdraw products from the EPEAT standard it helped implement has raised concerns among industry observers and environmentalists, who said the design of the company's new products, including the Retina display, make laptops difficult to disassemble and recycle.

  • Microsoft patches critical drive-by IE9 bug, Windows zero-day

    Microsoft today patched 16 vulnerabilities, including one in Windows that's been exploited for weeks and two in Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) in the first-in-years back-to-back browser update.

  • Warp Trojan from China said to fool routers into spreading Windows malware

    A security firm says it has spotted malware from China dubbed the Warp Trojan that takes a totally new approach: After infecting a vulnerable Windows computer, it pretends to be a router and tells the real local subnet router to send traffic for other networked computers to the infected machine, so the malware can then try to compromise the other computers through a man-in-the-middle attack.