Microsoft to end support for SQL Server 2005 in 2016

Microsoft is encouraging businesses to upgrade from SQL Server 2005 as support and security updates end on April 12, 2016.

By Hamish Barwick | 14 October, 2015 10:00

Tags: Microsoft, windows server 2003, sql server, SQL server 2005

US, UK disrupt Dridex botnet, which targeted online banking

A cybercriminal network that caused at least $10 million in losses has been disrupted by U.S. and U.K. law enforcement, with the U.S. seeking a Moldovan man's extradition, the Department of Justice said Tuesday.

Phishing websites look more legit with SSL certs from major companies

The Web is full of deception, and it's sometimes still hard for people to figure out if the website they're viewing really is what it says it is.

Oracle awarded $50 million in trial against Rimini Street

Oracle has been awarded US$50 million damages in a lawsuit against Rimini Street, which provides software maintenance for Oracle customers.

By James Niccolai | 14 October, 2015 05:17

Tags: Rimini Street, Oracle

Surface Book pre-orders sell out on Microsoft's site

Microsoft has sold out of pre-order units for its Surface Book laptop/tablet hybrid on its online store.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 14 October, 2015 04:31

Tags: Microsoft

Apple loses patent case over A7 chip, could face $860 million in damages

A jury has decided that Apple's A7 smartphone chip infringes a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin, and the iPhone maker could be on the hook for as much as $862 million in damages.

By James Niccolai | 14 October, 2015 03:45

Tags: Apple

Cisco dedicates security project to 'pissing off the bad guys'

Following its disruption of a major distributor of Angler ransomware, Cisco is offering up free security consulting called Project Aspis for hosting providers that’s aimed at wiping out persistent attacks that abuse providers’ services and represent a threat to the rest of the Internet.

By Tim Greene | 14 October, 2015 00:09

Tags: cisco, cyber security

Beware of Oracle's licensing 'traps,' law firm warns

Oracle's aggressive licensing practices have gained it considerable notoriety over the years, and on Tuesday, a Texas law firm specializing in technology issued a warning urging enterprises to beware.

By Katherine Noyes | 13 October, 2015 23:33

Tags: Oracle

Apple boosts iMac screen resolution, lowers price of top-end 27-inch machine

Apple has refreshed its iMac desktop family, adding a higher-resolution display option to its entry-level 21.5-in. all-in-one and making the "Retina 5K" screens standard on all the larger 27-in. models.

By Gregg Keizer | 13 October, 2015 22:49

Tags: Apple, Skylake, macbook, iMac

UL creating standard for wearable privacy and security

One concern: Whether the personal data acquired by a smartwatch or other wearable that’s associated with a Social Security number or name is secure over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

SANS: 20 critical security controls you need to add

Prioritizing security measures is the first step toward accomplishing them, and the SANS Institute has created a list of the top 20 critical security controls businesses should implement.

Tibco jump-starts integration in the cloud with two new tools

Aiming to help organizations make the most of the cloud as they create and deploy enterprise apps, Tibco on Tuesday announced two new integration platforms: one for enterprises, and one aimed at mid-market firms.

Google adopts single sign-on for more desktop, mobile apps

Google Apps administrators now can use single sign on for a wider set of Web and mobile apps

By Fahmida Y. Rashid | 13 October, 2015 21:02

Tags: Google Apps

Windows tablets for business hit 10% share in second quarter

Microsoft and its Windows devices globally accounted for 6% of business smartphones and 10% of tablets in the second quarter of 2015, breaking the double-digit mark for business tablets for the first time, according to Strategy Analytics.

By Matt Hamblen | 13 October, 2015 20:20

Tags: Windows 10

Windows 10 Insider dawdlers face blank screens Oct. 15

Windows 10 users who have not updated their Insider preview since early July have until Thursday to get the latest code or face a blank screen because the PC won't boot.

By Gregg Keizer | 13 October, 2015 20:09

Tags: Windows 10

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