Articles By Tim Greene

Windows 8 upgrade to cost $39.99 USD

If you've got a PC running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, Microsoft will upgrade the operating system to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99 as soon as it becomes generally available.For customers

Published on: July 5th, 2012 Tim Greene

Malware threatens to disrupt Internet for thousands worldwide

If it is July 9 and you don't know where your Internet went, you might want to get in touch with the DNSChanger Working Group (DCWG) . Monday is the "drop dead" date

Published on: July 5th, 2012 Tim Greene

Microsoft issues update to protect businesses from Flame malware

Businesses should install a Microsoft security update to avoid being duped by exploited certificates that were used as part of the Flame malware attack against targeted Iranian computer networks.The update fixes a vulnerability

Published on: June 4th, 2012 Tim Greene

VMware gets tentacles into cloud storage with Project Octopus

VMware is offering a private-cloud based platform for document sharing and device syncing that could rival  Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive by giving companies more control over their data.The product, called Project Octopus Beta, gives access to

Published on: May 2nd, 2012 Tim Greene

Microsoft’s Zeus takedown helps, but does not cure

Takedowns of Zeus botnet command and control servers like the one executed last week by Microsoft and others do reduce the criminal activity they spawn - for a while - but attackers learn

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Tim Greene

German researchers say they found flaws in Amazon Web Servicesthat they believe exist in many cloud architectures and enableattackers to gain administrative rights and to gain access to all userdata.While the researcherssay they

Published on: October 27th, 2011 Tim Greene

Putting cloud-based tools into action

With no official corporate office or IT staff, the 30 full-time Gurnet Consulting consultants have become some of the industry's ultimate power cloud and social networking users.Consultants within the firm, which specializes in

Published on: July 18th, 2011 Tim Greene

Top 10 hacking tricks of 2010

A Web hack that can endanger online banking transactions is ranked the No. 1 new Web hacking technique for 2010 in a top 10 list selected by a panel of experts and open

Published on: January 25th, 2011 Tim Greene

Microsoft’s Lync server must prove it lives up to hype

Customers eying Microsoft's Lync 2010 unified communications server need to take a step back and evaluate what's really new and whether they need it right now, down the road or not at all,

Published on: November 22nd, 2010 Tim Greene

How to secure iPads for business use

When Apple's iOS 4.2 debuts next month, it will offer enough features to make the iPad tablet a device that's safe for business if IT security teams take the right steps. Top among

Published on: October 25th, 2010 Tim Greene

Top anti-virus tools no match for AET malware

A recently discovered category of malware -- advanced evasion techniques -- can sneak through most intrusion-prevention systems (IPS) to deliver even well-known exploits such as Sasser and Conficker to targeted machines without leaving

Published on: October 19th, 2010 Tim Greene

Battle threats with the tools you already have

Common security tools already used by many businesses can be effective means for finding corporate data thievesand saboteurs, according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute. "It's telling them something new to

Published on: September 29th, 2010 Tim Greene

Black Hat hackers crack Android’s security

Once thought to be unhackable, the Android phone is anything but, according to researchers presenting at Black Hat 2010. Not only has malicious software cloaked in a wallpaper application stolen personal information from

Published on: August 3rd, 2010 Tim Greene

Kneber botnet — a multi-headed hydra that’s wreaking havoc

Information gathered about a newly discovered botnet called Kneber indicates that multiple infections by different malware on the same host could work together as a sophisticated mechanism to give all the malware a

Published on: February 22nd, 2010 Tim Greene

Law firm aims to save $1 million by replacing travel with telepresence

Sprawling international law firm DLA Piper has upgraded from videoconferencing to telepresence that will save the firm nearly $1 million dollars per year in reduced travel costs and lost productivity.The conferencing gear that

Published on: October 9th, 2009 Tim Greene