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  • At Black Hat: A free tool for spear phishing Twitter

    A spear phishing tool to automate the creation of phony tweets - complete with malicious URLs – with messages victims are likely to click on will be released at Black Hat by researchers from ZeroFOX.
    Called SNAP_R (for social network automated phisher with reconnaissance), the tool runs through a target Twitter account to gather data on what topics seem to interest the subscriber. Then it writes a tweet loaded up with a link to a site containing malware and sends it.

    22 July 16 08:04 Written by Tim Greene
  • Microsoft, IBM tout cloud services as key drivers of earnings strength

    It is earnings season, which for publicly-traded technology vendors in the cloud market means it’s time to update investors on the momentum of emerging products helping to displace eroding revenue from legacy offerings. For two technology vendor stalwarts – Microsoft and IBM - cloud computing has played a significant role in their earnings this quarter.

    21 July 16 02:32 Written by Brandon Butler
  • 4 numbers that stood out in VMware’s earnings

    : VMware this week updated investors on the progress of emerging technologies playing an increasingly significant role in the company’s earnings. VMware’s product mix includes not just compute virtualization, but network virtualization, cloud management and end user computing.

    20 July 16 00:26 Written by Brandon Butler
  • How Facebook keeps you from hating its apps

    Nothing provokes app uninstalls like sluggish performance and aggressive battery consumption. Facebook reveals how it uses mobile device testing to prevent those uninstalls.

    14 July 16 04:05 Written by Steven Max Patterson
  • America’s data centers are getting a lot more efficient

    U.S. data centers have used about the same amount of energy annually over the past five years or so, despite substantial growth in the sector, according to a new report published by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

    29 June 16 00:12 Written by Jon Gold
  • Windows 10’s biggest controversies

    Since its release last July, the newest version of Windows has generally been considered a success, especially compared with its predecessor Windows 8/8.1. However, it hasn’t been all smooth sailing. Here are 7 controversies that have been stirred up by Microsoft’s latest OS.

    27 June 16 20:38 Written by Howard Wen
  • Windows 10 Anniversary Update: A guide to the builds

    The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is due this summer -- but if you don’t want to wait, you can install the various builds via Microsoft’s Insider Program. Here is a guide to what each build brings.

    20 June 16 20:00 Written by Preston Gralla
  • 16 ways to build a better dev team

    The secret to building and maintaining a great development team requires transparency, flexibility, and yes, good vibes

    20 June 16 20:00 Written by Paul Heltzel

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