Articles By Jeremy Kirk

Brits hesitate on ‘Big Brother’ style Internet monitoring

The British government is slowing down a proposal that would give law enforcement sweeping power to collect electronic data as a measure to prevent terrorism. The proposal, in the Communications Data Bill, would

Published on: October 17th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Xerox tool calculates environmental impact of printers

BOSTON (03/25/2008) - Many businesses want to jump on the green IT bandwagon, but don't know where to start. But a new software calculator can suggest how offices can reduce the environmental impact

Published on: October 1st, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Yahoo puts on an “Apt” display

Yahoo's upgraded display advertising interface streamlines how digital ads are bought and placed across the Web. The new APT system -- previously called AMP -- has been under development for at least two

Published on: September 26th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Microsoft shares internal security software and methods

Microsoft will soon release tools and methods it has used over the last few years to reduce the number of security problems in its software.Microsoft began to take security seriously around 2001. Coding

Published on: September 17th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

HP to release laptop with 24-hour battery life

Hewlett-Packard (HP) will release a laptop next month that can run for to 24 hours using a high-capacity battery -- but only if it's running Microsoft's Windows XP operating system.The long-lasting notebook will

Published on: September 10th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

How social networks are turned into deadly botnets

A team of researchers have built a malicious Facebook program in an experiment to demonstrate the possible dangers of social networking applications.The experiment shows the ease with which attackers could dupe large number

Published on: September 8th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

SMBs underestimate cybercrime risks

The latest survey from security vendor McAfee has found that small to medium-size businesses in North America and Europe wrongly conclude their revenue is too low to draw the attention of cybercriminals.p>SMBs are

Published on: August 12th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Cybercrime gangs, Mafia share similar DNA

The chain of command of a cybercrime gang is not unlike the Mafia, an evolution that shows how online crime is becoming a broad, well-organized endeavor.The latest research from Web security company Finjan

Published on: July 16th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Trolls trash MySpace group profiles, wreak havoc

One of the first social networking upstarts, MySpace, is facing continuing security problems that threaten to spoil many of the innovative features that make the site useful.Hackers, spammers and Internet malcontents have turned

Published on: July 3rd, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Microsoft disputes CardSpace can be hacked despite paper outlining how it can be done

Microsoft is disputing that its CardSpace authentication management technology can be hacked despite a research paper that outlines a proof-of-concept attack.CardSpace manages personal information that might be needed to access certain Web sites

Published on: June 3rd, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Microsoft offers Live Search rewards to lure Google, Yahoo users

Microsoft launched a comparative shopping feature in its Live Search engine on Wednesday. The service offers consumers a rebate on purchases made through the site, a scheme that could lure shoppers from Google

Published on: May 22nd, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Spammer bots besiege Google Blogger service

Spammers are using an automated method to create bogus pages on Google's Blogger service, again highlighting the diminishing effectiveness of a security system intended to stop mass account registrations, according to security vendor

Published on: April 27th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Google launches free online ad management service

Google launched a free hosted service on Thursday that helps Web site publishers sell advertising faster and fill unsold slots on their sites.Ad Manager, which Google said has already been tested by a

Published on: March 14th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

CEBIT : Making customer loyalty cards available on PCs

A German company wants to bring customer loyalty cards to the Internet while also making it easier for people to log in into multiple Web sites.Fun Communications' idea is to offer a portal

Published on: March 6th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

‘Mebroot’ is one tough rootkit says F-Secure

A rootkit uncovered in the wild in December is proving to be a real headache to detect, according to Finnish security company F-Secure. Dubbed "Mebroot," the rootkit infects the master boot record (MBR),

Published on: March 5th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk