Disk encryption in Windows, Linux, Apple laptops easily cracked

The disk encryption technology used to secure the data in your Windows, Apple and Linux laptops can be easily circumvented, according to new research out of Princeton University. The flaw in this approach,

Published on: February 25th, 2008 The Network World Staff

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

Bugs leave Skype open to hacker attacks

Hackers can exploit newly uncovered vulnerabilities in Skype Ltd.'s popular chat and VoIP software to shanghai a Windows PC, security researchers said Thursday.By Friday morning, Skype had confirmed one of the bugs, slapped

Published on: January 22nd, 2008 Gregg Keizer

More Mac malware attacks expected

As Apple continues to grow its worldwide market share and the company's products find their way into more business environments, attackers are certain to follow and create greater volumes of exploits aimed at

Published on: January 22nd, 2008 Matt Hines

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