Smartphone snooping by police may wreck evidence, forensics expert says

Technology, not legal niceties, may be one of the strongest reasons police shouldn’t be allowed to search the smartphones of people they’ve stopped or arrested. At least, that’s the view of a technology

Published on: May 5th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Browser ranking on malware report

New test results showing comparisons of Web browser protection against socially engineered malware has one analyst a bit surprised to see Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer 9 leading with such a significant discrepancy above

Published on: August 18th, 2011 Kathleen Lau

Mozilla CEO Lilly to step down

Mozilla CEO John Lilly will leave the nonprofit company as soon as it can find a replacement, ending his more than two years at the helm of the maker of Firefox. Lilly will

Published on: May 12th, 2010 Stephen Lawson

Apple patches Pwn2Own bug

Apple Inc. has patched a critical Mac OS X vulnerability used by a security researcher three weeks ago to win $10,000 for hacking Safari at the Pwn2Own contest. The patch is the second resulting

Published on: April 16th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Firefox regains some lost browser share ground

Firefox last month regained some of the ground it's lost since November 2009, but the open-source software is only holding on at this point in the face of a surging Chrome, a researcher

Published on: April 6th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Are iPhones riskier than Android, Blackberry and Nokia?

Apple Inc.'s iPhone poses greater security risks than smart phones running Google Inc.'s Android, Research in Motion Ltd.'s Blackberry or Nokia Corp.'s Symbian operating systems, according to a recent survey conducted by San Francisco-based

Published on: March 31st, 2010 Jennifer Kavur

Pwn2Own winner tells Apple, Microsoft to find their own bugs

The only researcher to "three-peat" at the Pwn2Own hacking contest said today that security is such a "broken record" that he won't hand over 20 vulnerabilities he's found in Apple's, Adobe's and Microsoft's

Published on: March 25th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

iPhone falls in Pwn2Own hacking contest

A delayed flight didn't stop Vincenzo Iozzo and Ralf Weinmann from scoring a cool US$15,000, a brand-new iPhone and a trip to Las Vegas at the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest in Vancouver.The security researchers developed

Published on: March 25th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Chrome at 10 days: After a quick peak, use stabilizes

Ten days after Google Inc. launched Chrome, the new browser's share of those used it to reach Computerworld's Web site has dropped from a peak of 9.7 per cent right after it was

Published on: September 10th, 2008 Gregg Keizer