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  • Microsoft restores Xbox Live service

    Microsoft on Friday said it has fully restored its Xbox Live service after problems prevented an undetermined number of users from logging into the online gaming service.

  • Heading into the cloud: Managing network performance across a unified fabric

    The adoption of virtualization and cloud-based services is accelerating, but a byproduct enterprises may not have considered is that it has never been more challenging to gain accurate and timely application performance visibility in a uniform way.

  • Report: Kindle Fire 2 set for launch by August 7

    Amazon's response to the release of the Google Nexus 7 tablet could come within a month, as a report from the China Times says the manufacturer Quanta is already working on a first batch of Kindle Fire 2 devices.

  • Facebook touts Open Graph versatility

    In an effort to encourage broader use of its Open Graph protocol, Facebook has posted a number of examples of how the company used the Web standard to build its own internal apps.

  • Cisco apologizes for privacy 'confusion,' makes cloud service an opt-in feature

    Cisco Systems has taken a step back from its Cisco Connect Cloud service, removing it as the default setting for management of its Linksys EA Series Wi-Fi routers after a firestorm of complaints from customers about automatic firmware updates and the service's terms of service.

  • Yahoo Mail bugs may be behind Android 'botnet' spam, says researcher

    Accusations that an Android-based botnet is spewing spam may, in fact, be no such thing, but instead a sign that criminals are exploiting bugs in the Yahoo Mail app for Google's mobile operating system, a security firm said today.

  • Microsoft working to fix Xbox Live access issues

    An undetermined number of users of Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming service are having difficulties accessing the online gaming service, and the company said on Friday that it is working to resolve the issue.

  • Google, Apple remove malware application from official app stores

    Google and Apple removed a mobile app named "Find and Call" from their respective app stores on Thursday following reports that it was stealing people's phone book data and using the information to spam their contacts.

  • eHarmony data breach lessons: Cracking hashed passwords can be too easy

    Last month the dating site eHarmony suffered a data breach in which more than 1.5 million eHarmony password hashes were stolen and later dumped online by the hacker gang called Doomsday Preppers. The crypto-based "hashing" process is supposed to conceal stored passwords, but Trustwave's SpiderLabs division says eHarmony could have done this process a lot better because it only took 72 hours to crack about 80% of 1.5 million eHarmony hashed passwords that were dumped.

  • KPN closes portal after two-thirds of corporate customers found using default password

    KPN closed a self-service portal for corporate ADSL customers on Tuesday after it discovered that 120,000 of its 180,000 business clients were still using default passwords, all variants of "welkom01," a company spokesman said Friday.

  • Twitter ruling disappoints, but doesn't surprise privacy advocates

    Privacy advocates this week said they are dismayed, but not surprised about a New York Criminal Court judge's decision ordering Twitter to hand over all the data it has on an Occupy Wall Street protester being investigated for disorderly conduct.

  • Windows 8, OS X upgrades by the numbers

    Like 2009, this year is one of dueling operating system upgrades, when the two biggest OS rivals face off with new editions.

  • Internet will vanish Monday for 300,000 infected computers

    As many as 300,000 PCs and Macs will drop off the Internet in about 65 hours unless their owners heed last-minute calls to scrub their machines of malware.

  • Pew survey: Tech companies will have mixed record on dealing with repressive regimes

    Internet experts are divided over whether technology companies will cooperate in the coming decade with repressive regimes that seek to limit or monitor individual Internet use, according to a study released Monday by the Pew Research Center and Elon University.

  • Patch Tuesday: Time to use the Flame-retardant Windows Update client

    When Patch Tuesday rolls around next week, Microsoft will address three critical security issues using an improved version of Windows Update that closes a loophole exploited by Flame malware.

  • Microsoft to patch under-attack XML bug next week

    Microsoft today confirmed that it will patch a vulnerability in Windows next week that has been exploited by an increasing number of attacks.

  • Amazon in the crosshairs of Google and Microsoft

    Google and Microsoft tablet and cloud announcements seemed directly aimed at Amazon.

  • Google says spam emails not coming from Android botnets

    A new wave of pharmacy, penny stock and e-card spam emails are being sent by an Android botnet, according to security researchers from Microsoft and antivirus firm Sophos.

  • Apple popularity boosts Objective-C language past C++

    Tiobe's language usage index now has the Objective-C language used for building iPad and iPhone apps taking third place, knocking C++ to fourth

  • The enterprise mobility revolution by the numbers (and the security implications)

    Ready or not, the mobile revolution is upon us. Some 59% of respondents to a recent Symantec survey said their companies are now making line-of-business applications accessible to mobile devices. Even more impressive, almost three-fourths -- 71% -- of businesses are looking into implementing a corporate "app store."