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Last Updated on 1 Sept. 2014, Total: 169 Blog Posts

  1. Next-Generation Security for Services Running On Connected Devices

    ARM Holdings, the leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier will be leading a joint venture to produce a common security standard for connected devices such as tablets, smart-TVs, games consoles and smartphones. Together with security technology companies, Gemalto a world leader in digital security, and Giesecke & Devrient a leading international technology provider, they will be creating a common security... Read More

  2. The end of Symantec and Huawei Technologies joint venture!

    The deal that took off four years ago between Symantec and the Chinese company Huawei, to develop computer network security products came to an end as the US government effort to enhance cyber security is producing both direct and indirect benefits! Symantec is a global leader in security, storage and systems management solutions and Huawei is a leading global information... Read More

  3. Enemies of the Internet!

    Who are the enemies of the Internet? Governments like China, Vietnam and Iran that hold the largest number of cyber-citizens or netizens in jail. The latest countries to join the annual list are Bahrain and Belarus – these governments restrict Internet access, filter content and imprison bloggers. On the other hand, governments that try to introduce mandatory web filtering mechanisms... Read More

  4. Michael Jackson entire catalog…

    Michael Jackson's entire 50,000-track catalog which includes many songs that have never been released may have been compromised in last year's Sony hack! It is reported that hackers were able to download the entire catalog! In fact, Sony admits the breach and stated that all compromised servers have been patched. Sony purchased the catalog back in 2001 for $250 million!... Read More

  5. Bilingual avatars developed by Microsoft

    Microsoft Research presents bilingual avatars at the TechFest 2012. The Monolingual TTS can translate the user's speech into another language and in a voice that sounds like the original user's. Imagine, the tool recognizes your native tongue, translates it to a different language, and plays it with a great deal of approximation of what you sound like! The demo at... Read More

  6. Apple's iPad sales beat HP's PC sales

    According to All Things Digital, Gartner's report reveals that Apple sold more iPads than Hewlett-Packard sold personal computer in the last quarter! 'Apple's total sales of 20M "personal computing devices" far outstripped HP's estimated PC sales of 14.7M in the same time frame'. I would want to see a comparison between the sales figures of total tablets against total PCs... Read More

  7. Dell launches its next generation servers

    Dell announced a full portfolio of 12th Generation blade, rack and tower PowerEdge servers optimized to run mission-critical business applications. Dell designed and built its 12th Generation servers with input from more than 7,700 customer conversations in 17 countries across four continents – focusing on their needs for innovation to deliver business results faster. The new Dell PowerEdge servers work... Read More

  8. No botnet required for low-tech theft

    Pay attention where you leave your security blueprints as these may end up stolen at some train station! Actually, this has happened to a French defence contractor who was carrying blueprints of a drone aircraft being developed jointly by France and United Kingdom. No informatics strategies or high-tech tools were used in this incident! Read the full story here -... Read More

  9. Cloud Computing Challenge

    Amazon is working with the German University – Freie Universitat on the Plat_Forms contest of this year which will focus on cloud computing and scalability. The German contest has been going on a yearly basis since 2007, and it is based on a set of given requirements rather than allowing programmers to participate with all kinds of applications! But they... Read More

  10. Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will go out of support!

    Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 on April 8th, 2014 which means that after this date, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates. Microsoft recommends users and organizations to migrate to the latest systems and is providing a Deployment Toolkit to accelerate and... Read More

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