US airforce moves to WIndows 10
Published in News


All ready by 2018

The United States airforce has decided to upgrade all of its systems to Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system by 31 January 2018,a year after the Department of Defense (DOD) is expected to complete its upgrade.

Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
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Only they are doing it on the cheap

The Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan has decided to copy the US and start spying on its journalists, political activists and Lawyers, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. But it is behaving more like a script kiddy hacker and doing it obviously and on the cheap.

Changing passwords is bad for security
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FTC’s chief technology officer dispels myth

Carnegie Mellon University professor Lorrie Cranor, who is the US FTC’s technology guru, has debunked a myth that it is a good idea to change your password often.

Apple wins appeal for stealing internet security technology
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Judge orders a retrial

Fruity cargo cult Apple has sort of won an appeal against a patent licensing outfit.

Blackberry punished for winning security software contracts
Published in Mobiles


Damned if it does, damned if it doesn’t

Troubled smartphone maker, Blackberry had some good news today, but it is fair to say its shareholders reacted rather badly.

Intel plans flogging off security business
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Five years after buying it


Chipzilla has run out of ideas about what it is going to do with it its security business and is apparently planning to flog it off.

Apple claims its opening of the kernel was deliberate
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A deliberate own goal

Yesterday we ran a story which said Apple may have cocked up by forgetting to encrypt its kernel. Now Jobs' Mob has claimed it did it deliberately.

Apple’s latest security mess
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Opened up the kernel for inspection

With its release of iOS 10 Apple appears to have forgotten to encrypt the kernel, leaving security researchers baffled and virus writers rubbing their paws with glee.

Microsoft stuffs up update
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MS16-072/KB 3163622 patch breaks group policy settings

Software giant Microsoft has admitted that its MS16-072/KB 3163622 patch will cause headaches for system administrators.

Beware Intel’s secret CPU inside
Published in Processors


It takes over your PC

New Intel x86 processors have a secret control mechanism that runs on a separate chip that no one is allowed to audit or examine and according a security expert it exposes all affected systems to nearly unkillable, undetectable rootkit attacks.