Articles By Matthew Broersma

Facebook, MySpace users at risk from unpatched flaw

Exploit code affecting an unpatched flaw in an image uploader used by both Facebook and MySpace is circulating publicly, putting users of the social networking sites at risk, according to security researchers.On the

Published on: February 4th, 2008 Matthew Broersma

Windows Vista is more secure than XP and Open Source, says Microsoft

Windows Vista was hit by significantly fewer publicly disclosed security flaws in its first year than Windows XP and open source rivals in their first years, according to a report from Microsoft.The report,

Published on: January 25th, 2008 Matthew Broersma

Red Hat more buggy than Windows, study shows

Secunia has found that the number of security bugs in the open source Red Hat Linux operating system and Firefox browsers far outstripped comparable products from Microsoft last year.In a report released this

Published on: January 18th, 2008 Matthew Broersma

‘Bugless’ hacker attack demonstrated

Researchers at Core Security Technologies demonstrated an attack that could allow hackers to extract private information from databases -- without requiring any bugs in the database management software.The demonstration, on Wednesday at Black

Published on: August 2nd, 2007 Matthew Broersma

Acer: PC industry ‘disappointed’ with Vista

Acer president Gianfranco Lanci became the first major PC manufacturer to openly attack Microsoft over the Windows Vista operating system in the Financial Times Deutschland on Monday.Acer president Gianfranco Lanci became the first

Published on: July 24th, 2007 Matthew Broersma

Linspire agreement ‘undermines GPL rights’

The no-lawsuit agreement reached in June between Linspire and Microsoft earlier this year is almost useless to Linspire customers because of tight restrictions on what the deal covers, according to a high-profile open

Published on: July 24th, 2007 Matthew Broersma

Sun finalizes Open Document Format for Office

Sun has released the final version of its Open Document Format (ODF) plug-in for Microsoft Office, designed to allow the ODF standard to better compete with Microsoft's dominant Office formats.The move comes just

Published on: July 6th, 2007 Matthew Broersma

Developer annoys open-source faithful

Open-source developer Parallels finally released the source code for the Wine software used by Parallels Desktop 3.0 on Monday -- but only after weeks of prodding by Wine developers and negative publicity on

Published on: July 3rd, 2007 Matthew Broersma