System software http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28362/all en EXCLUSIVE-Researchers warn of widespread networking gear bugs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/exclusive-researchers-warn-widespread-networking-gear-bugs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Rapid7 warns of problems in UPnP networking technology</p> <p>* Says hackers can exploit to gain remote control of PCs</p> <p>* UPnP is widely used in routers, other networking gear</p> <p>By Jim Finkle</p> <p>BOSTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Bugs in widely used networking technology expose tens of millions of personal computers, printers and storage drives to attack by hackers over the regular Internet, researchers with a security software maker said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/exclusive-researchers-warn-widespread-networking-gear-bugs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Software System software Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 05:45:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740870 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-U.S. government warns of hack threat to network gear http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-2-us-government-warns-hack-threat-network-gear <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Warns of problems in UPnP networking technology</p> <p>* Says hackers can exploit to gain remote control of PCs</p> <p>* UPnP is widely used in routers, other networking gear</p> <p>By Jim Finkle</p> <p>Jan 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security urged computer users on Tuesday to disable a common networking technology feature, after researchers warned that hackers could exploit flaws to gain access to tens of millions of vulnerable devices.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-2-us-government-warns-hack-threat-network-gear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Software System software Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:30:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741213 at http://www.globalpost.com Some common gripes with Windows 8 and possible solutions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130507/some-common-gripes-windows-8-and-possible-solutions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - Microsoft is preparing an update to Windows 8 for release later this year. It says the changes are designed to address complaints and confusion with the new operating system.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130507/some-common-gripes-windows-8-and-possible-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows Software System software Technology The Canadian Press Tue, 07 May 2013 23:21:16 +0000 The Canadian Press 5833210 at http://www.globalpost.com Microsoft tries to make Windows 8 easier to navigate, customize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130530/microsoft-tries-make-windows-8-easier-navigate-customize <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft is trying to fix what it got wrong with its radical makeover of Windows. It's making the operating system easier to navigate and enabling users to set up the software so it starts in a more familiar format designed for personal computers.</p> <p>The revisions to Windows 8 will be released later this year. The free update, called Windows 8.1, represents Microsoft's concessions to long-time customers taken aback by the dramatic changes to an operating system that had become a staple in households and offices around the world during the past 20 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130530/microsoft-tries-make-windows-8-easier-navigate-customize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Microsoft Corp Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows Software System software Technology The Canadian Press Thu, 30 May 2013 13:42:28 +0000 The Canadian Press 5848742 at http://www.globalpost.com Cherished 'Start' button returning to Windows software http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130530/cherished-start-button-returning-windows-software <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Microsoft unveiled an update to its latest Windows operating system Thursday that included a return of a "Start" button that had been missed by longtime users of the computer software.</p> <p>The tweaked version of the operating system, nicknamed Windows Blue, will be previewed on June 26 and will be a free update for users of Windows 8.1, according to the Redmond, Washington-based technology titan.</p> <p>"It's Windows 8 even better," Windows program management corporate vice president Antoine Leblond said in a blog post.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130530/cherished-start-button-returning-windows-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows Social Issues Software System software Technology AFP Thu, 30 May 2013 23:30:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5849130 at http://www.globalpost.com Microsoft rushes out software fix to prevent browser attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130917/microsoft-rushes-out-software-fix-prevent-browser-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jim Finkle</p> <p>(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp released an emergency software fix for Internet Explorer on Tuesday after hackers exploited a security flaw in the popular Web browser to attack an unknown number of users.</p> <p>The software maker said on its website it released the software, known as a "Fix It," as an emergency measure to protect customers after learning about "extremely limited, targeted attacks" that made use of the newly discovered bug.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130917/microsoft-rushes-out-software-fix-prevent-browser-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Corp Microsoft Windows Software System software Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:17:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5937031 at http://www.globalpost.com Microsoft awards hacking expert, repairs browser bug http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131008/microsoft-awards-hacking-expert-repairs-browser-bug <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jim Finkle</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it is paying a well-known hacking expert more than $100,000 for finding security holes in its software, one of the largest such bounties awarded to date by a high-tech company.</p> <p>The software maker also released a much anticipated update to Internet Explorer, which it said fixes a bug that made users of the world's most popular browser vulnerable to remote attack.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131008/microsoft-awards-hacking-expert-repairs-browser-bug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Software System software Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:47:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5955491 at http://www.globalpost.com Microsoft releasing Windows 8.1, a year in the making, to address Windows 8 gripes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131016/microsoft-releasing-windows-81-year-the-making-address-windo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and PCs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131016/microsoft-releasing-windows-81-year-the-making-address-windo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Microsoft Windows Software System software Technology The Canadian Press Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:35:13 +0000 The Canadian Press 5962851 at http://www.globalpost.com Microsoft releases Windows 8.1, a year in the making, to address Windows 8 gripes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131017/microsoft-releases-windows-81-year-the-making-address-window <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Microsoft released its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and PCs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131017/microsoft-releases-windows-81-year-the-making-address-window" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Microsoft Windows Software System software Technology The Canadian Press Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:47:36 +0000 The Canadian Press 5963420 at http://www.globalpost.com Barracuda Networks surges in 1st day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131106/barracuda-networks-surges-1st-day-trading-the-new-york-stock <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - Shares of Barracuda Networks Inc. jumped in their debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.</p> <p>The cloud-based security and storage services provider's stock climbed $4.92, or 27.3 per cent, to $22.92 in morning trading.</p> <p>Barracuda priced the initial public offering of 4.14 million shares at $18 each. That was at the low end of the expected price range of $18 to $21 per share.</p> <p>The Campbell, Calif., company raised more than $74 million from the offering.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131106/barracuda-networks-surges-1st-day-trading-the-new-york-stock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Stock market System software Technology The Canadian Press Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:01:04 +0000 The Canadian Press 5981750 at http://www.globalpost.com Rapid7 hires former Black Hat General Manager Trey Ford http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140127/rapid7-hires-former-black-hat-general-manager-trey-ford <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Security software maker Rapid7 said on Monday that it has hired Trey Ford, the former general manager of the Black Hat hacking conferences, to serve as its global security strategist.</p> <p>He will serve as a liaison between Rapid7 and the research community and also work to educate the public on cybersecurity issues.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140127/rapid7-hires-former-black-hat-general-manager-trey-ford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Software System software Thomson Reuters Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:16:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6054472 at http://www.globalpost.com Rapid7 hires former Black Hat General Manager Trey Ford http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140127/rapid7-hires-former-black-hat-general-manager-trey-ford <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Security software maker Rapid7 said on Monday that it has hired Trey Ford, the former general manager of the Black Hat hacking conferences, to serve as its global security strategist.</p> <p>He will serve as a liaison between Rapid7 and the research community and also work to educate the public on cybersecurity issues.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140127/rapid7-hires-former-black-hat-general-manager-trey-ford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Software System software Thomson Reuters Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:16:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6054473 at http://www.globalpost.com Espionage malware may be state-sponsored http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140210/espionage-malware-may-be-state-sponsored <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Security researchers said Monday they discovered cyber-espionage malware which has hit governments and companies in 31 countries and is likely state-sponsored.</p> <p>Kaspersky Lab researchers said the Spanish-language malware known as "The Mask" or "Careto" has been used since at least 2007 and is unusually complex, with versions that may infect mobile phones and tablets, including those running Apple or Google operating systems.</p> <p>The researchers said the authors who appear to be Spanish speakers may use the virus to steal sensitive documents as well as encryption keys.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140210/espionage-malware-may-be-state-sponsored" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer security Cyberwarfare System software AFP Tue, 11 Feb 2014 04:19:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6066927 at http://www.globalpost.com Microsoft plans spring Windows update to address issues with non-touch devices http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140223/microsoft-plans-spring-windows-update-address-issues-non-tou <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BARCELONA, Spain - Microsoft says it will update its Windows system this spring to address some of the gripes users have had when they use devices without touch capabilities.</p> <p>Windows 8 and its 8.1 update were designed for a touch environment. But some of the gesture commands don't translate well when using traditional mouse and keyboard controls.</p> <p>Among other things, Microsoft Corp. will add search, power and settings buttons to the Start page, so that users don't have to figure out how to pull those functions like a sock drawer from the right.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140223/microsoft-plans-spring-windows-update-address-issues-non-tou" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Corp Microsoft Windows Software System software The Canadian Press Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:16:34 +0000 The Canadian Press 6078566 at http://www.globalpost.com Agent.BTZ spyware hit Europe hard after U.S. military attack: security firm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140312/agentbtz-spyware-hit-europe-hard-after-us-military-attack-secur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jim Finkle</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - A mysterious computer virus believed to be from Russia infected hundreds of thousands of PCs around the globe after attacking the U.S. military's Central Command in an unprecedented breach uncovered in 2008, according to the details of new research released on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140312/agentbtz-spyware-hit-europe-hard-after-us-military-attack-secur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antivirus software Computer security System software War Thomson Reuters Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:41:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6094157 at http://www.globalpost.com