Global ‘Elderwood’ attacks in 2014 suggest deeper threat

A flurry of "zero-day" attacks around the world this year could have a common origin in the "Elderwood" attack platform, says a new report by security company Symantec. The platform is a "consumer-friendly"

Published on: May 15th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Microsoft’s ‘Patch Tuesday’ security fixes bypass XP

Microsoft is releasing fixes for eight bugs on Tuesday, May 13, two of them rated “critical,” according to an article in SC Magazine. However none of the bugs will be addressed in Windows

Published on: May 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Microsoft zero day browser alert also touches WinXP: Experts

With Microsoft no longer issuing security patches for Windows XP, what do zero-day security advisories from the company look like now? Like the one issued over the weekend that doesn’t mention the venerable

Published on: April 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Virtual machines in crosshairs for EMC’s new XtremIO all-flash array

IT infrastructure vendor EMC Corp. has launched XtremIO, a new all-flash storage array the company says will be a game changer for enterprises that provision virtual machines, and in markets such as financial

Published on: November 14th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Why tape is still tops for storing big data

Big data storage demand is giving a new lease on life to a storage technology which only a few years ago was thought to be destined for the landfill: the magnetic tape. First

Published on: September 29th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Oracle close to phasing out Flash support portal

BOSTON -- Oracle Corp. may soon fully transition away from the much-maligned, Flash-based version of its support portal over to a new HTML edition next week, according to an official blog post on

Published on: July 6th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

Adobe sets IE as next target in Flash security work

FRAMINGHAM, MASS. - Adobe plans to tackle Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) in its ongoing work to "sandbox" its popular Flash Player within browsers, Adobe's head of security said today.Yesterday, Adobe released a beta

Published on: February 8th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Adobe explains ditching Flash for mobile

Adobe Systems said Wednesday it is abandoning the Flash Player in future mobile browsers to focus on HTML5, a decision that immediately ignited concerns among mobile app developers, many of whom are working

Published on: November 9th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Google first to patch Flash bug with Chrome update

Google Inc. on Tuesday updated Chrome, patching a flaw in the browser's copy of Flash Player.The move let Chrome beat rival browsers to the punch: Users of Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Safari and

Published on: March 17th, 2011 Gregg Keizer