Hashtag Trending – Facebook gave 61 firms extended access to user data; Mario app makes $60M; Samsung devices sharing pics?

Facebook let 61 companies keep accessing user data, Cambridge Analytica-style, after officially banning the practice in 2014. Super Mario Run, a mobile app that Nintendo had the audacity to sell for $14 Canadian,

Published on: July 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Apple pulls back first update to iOS 8

Apple Inc. has retracted its first update to iOS 8 since releasing the major update to its platform last week after users reported the update disabled their device's ability to connect with a

Published on: September 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Grace Hopper Google doodle honours ‘mother of COBOL’

Google's daily doodle that takes the place of its logo on its main search page celebrates computer pioneer Grace Hopper, the created of Common Business-Oriented Language (COBOL) . Grace Hopper would have been

Published on: December 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Troubleshooting tips for iOS 6

No upgrade comes without its quirks, bugs and glitches. Apple's new iOS 6 is no exception, as noted by our source article fromMacworld. Author Ted Landau has compiled fixes for some of the

Published on: October 2nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Microsoft to fix critical bugs in Windows Server, PowerPoint

Microsoft said May 5 that it will patch a critical bug in its Windows server software and two other vulnerabilities in PowerPoint, the presentation maker bundled with Office. After April's record-setting Patch Tuesday

Published on: May 8th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Adobe Shockwave bug targets Mac and Windows PCs

Adobe warned Thursday of a critical bug in its Shockwave Player that affects both Windows and Macintosh PCs.The bug, which was publicly disclosed Thursday, "could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker

Published on: October 25th, 2010 Robert MacMillan

Windows XP more dangerous OS than Vista, Windows 7

Microsoft has released a new Security Incident Report--the eighth volume of Microsoft's quarterly overview of computer and network security trends. The report illustrates once again that security can be greatly improved by upgrading

Published on: May 4th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Microsoft uncovers, fixes 1,800 bugs in Office 2010

Microsoft uncovered more than 1,800 bugs in Office 2010 by tapping into the unused computing horsepower of idling PCs, a company security engineer said today.Office developers found the bugs by running millions of

Published on: April 5th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Why IT should love – and listen to – end users

In November 2009, a pharmacist working for the Department of Veterans Affairs was checking a patient's prescription information, using a portal to the Defense Department's health records system. But something was clearly wrong:

Published on: March 24th, 2010 Frank Hayes

Attacks likely against Windows, PowerPoint, researchers warn

Some of the bugs Microsoft patched today will be exploited by hackers almost immediately, security researchers predicted.Microsoft's massive update -- a record-tying 13 separate security bulletins that patched 26 vulnerabilities -- gives attackers

Published on: February 11th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft’s ‘exploit prediction’ track record sucks

Microsoft Corp.'s monthly predictions about whether hackers will create reliable exploit code for its bugs were right only about a quarter of the time in the first half of 2009, the company acknowledged

Published on: November 6th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Adobe responds to attacks with faster patching

Hackers like Adobe Systems, and now the company knows it all too well. Adobe's software has increasingly come under attack in recent years as hackers have come to realize that it can be

Published on: October 7th, 2009 Robert McMillan

Unpatched Vista, Windows 7 bugs could be used to hijack PCs

Microsoft late Tuesday confirmed that a bug in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and the release candidates of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, could be used to hijack PCs.The vulnerability in

Published on: September 11th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft’s monster bug blast for Windows, Office, IE

Microsoft today issued 10 security updates that patched a record 31 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Excel, Word, Windows Search and other programs, including 18 bugs marked "critical."Of the 10 bulletins, six

Published on: June 11th, 2009 Gregg Keizer