Articles By John E. Dunn

iPhone app gives DDoS alerts

Customers of data centre provider ControlCircle are being offered a free smartphone app that can alert them to serious issues such as ongoing DDoS attacks in real time. ControlCircle describes Max2Go as a

Published on: February 9th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Outsourced apps a security minefield

Outsourced software is a hotspot for the sort of hidden security problems that leave applications vulnerable, an analysis by code testing outfit Veracode has warned.The company's latest 'State of Software' analysis looked at

Published on: September 23rd, 2010 John E. Dunn

Fake antivirus programs taking PCs hostage

Fake antivirus programs appear to be adopting some of the money-raising tactics of more threatening ransom malware, security company Fortinet’s latest threat report has found.The most prevalent malware variant during August was TotalSecurity

Published on: September 3rd, 2010 John E. Dunn

Gmail once again shows up corporate e-mail with Priority Inbox

Google has started rolling out a new Gmail feature which automatically prioritizes incoming email into categories its believes reflect each message's importance to the receiver. The most important messages are tagged ‘Important' and

Published on: September 2nd, 2010 John E. Dunn

Major hacker attack on US military labs

Hackers have succeeded in breaking into the computer systems of two of the U.S.' most important science labs, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee and Los Alamos National Laboratory in New

Published on: December 7th, 2007 John E. Dunn

Poll brands mobile Internet a failure

The mobile Internet has been branded a failure by a British poll that found that barely one in 20 subscribers access it, and most users have no idea what it is.In a poll

Published on: October 25th, 2007 John E. Dunn

Worried companies block Facebook

The security backlash against Facebook has taken a new twist with a survey finding that large numbers of employees are now being blocked from accessing it.The statistic comes out of a new global

Published on: August 22nd, 2007 John E. Dunn