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New guide aims to remove the drama of reporting software flaws

Handling a software flaw can be messy, both for a security researcher who found it and for the company it affects. But a new set of guidelines aims to make that interaction less mysterious and confrontational.

By Jeremy Kirk | 25 July, 2014 15:36

Tags: CipherLaw, security, Bugcrowd

'Canvas fingerprinting' tracking is sneaky but easy to halt

A method for tracking users across the Internet called "canvas fingerprinting" is simple to stop, but average Internet users may not know how to do it.

By Jeremy Kirk | 25 July, 2014 12:18

Tags: advertising, analytics, AddThis, internet, AdBlock Plus, Abine

Baidu reports strong mobile ad sales, echoing Facebook

Chinese search giant, Baidu, reported a 34 per,cent jump in profit for the second quarter, with mobile ad sales accounting for almost a third of revenue for the first time.

By Michael Kan | 25 July, 2014 10:31

Tags: business issues, baidu, financial results, internet, search engines

ASX-listed Bitcoin miner hails results

Digital currency firm Digital CC has increased the number of bitcoins it has earned from bitcoin "mining" and says the bitcoin system is going from strength to strength.

By AAP | 25 July, 2014 09:31

Tags: Dell, Digital CC, digitalBTC, mining, Bitcoin

UNSW researchers see future for Oculus Rift in engineering

Virtual reality could soon be a practical tool for engineers with the availability of inexpensive VR equipment like Oculus Rift and free open-source design software, according to a researcher at the University of New South Wales.

By Adam Bender | 25 July, 2014 09:30

Tags: engineers, university of new south wales, education, engineering, Oculus Rift, VR, virtual reality

IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

The expected boom in demand for small, often isolated devices in the Internet of Things is driving developers to craft new types of components.

By Stephen Lawson | 25 July, 2014 09:07

Tags: Imagination Technologies, Networking, wireless, Components, Omron, internet, Holst Centre

Bitcoin: Addressing concerns over a 51% attack

Although a mining pool last month managed to briefly control the majority of the computing power used to generate the Bitcoin crypto-currency, a so-called '51 per cent attack' remains unlikely, according Chris Mountford, a Bitcoin advocate and a senior developer at Atlassian.

By Rebecca Merrett | 25 July, 2014 09:00

Tags: identity management, Altassian, IT Security, Bitcoin, hash power

In Pictures: 14 must-have iPhone, iPad travel apps

These 14 iOS travel apps will make your iPhone, iPad touch or iPad a more valuable travel companion. They'll help you book your trip, plan your itinerary, navigate unfamiliar streets, convert foreign currencies and much more.

By James A. Martin | 25 July, 2014 08:28

Tags: apps, slideshow, mobility, iPad Touch, iPhone, smartphones, travel app, iPad

Newegg takes pre-orders for Samsung's first 3D Pro SSD

Newegg on Thursday began taking orders for Samsung's most advanced solid state drive (SSD), a model that uses stacked, or three dimensional, NAND flash for greater performance and endurance over previous models based on conventional NAND flash.

By Lucas Mearian | 25 July, 2014 07:29

Tags: SSD, Drives, storage, Samsung Electronics, Newegg

New SSL server rules go into effect Nov. 1

Public certificate authorities (CAs) are warning that as of Nov. 1 they will reject requests for internal SSL server certificates that don't conform to new internal domain naming and IP address conventions designed to safeguard networks.

By Ellen Messmer | 25 July, 2014 07:03

Tags: Apple, forum, symantec, security, Microsoft, SSL

Wolfram fortifies SystemModeler with more libraries

Hydraulic actuators, battery stacks, biochemical systems and disease propagation are but a few things that now can be modeled more easily, thanks to a number of libraries and a library store that Wolfram Research has created for a new edition of its SystemModeler software package.

By Joab Jackson | 25 July, 2014 06:39

Tags: applications, Wolfram, software, project management

State Department computer crash slows visa, passport applications worldwide

The U.S. State Department's main computer system for processing passport and visa applications crashed earlier this week leading to global delays for travel documents.

By Martyn Williams | 25 July, 2014 06:27

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, High performance, hardware systems, U.S. Department of State, IT management

State Dept. database crash leads to passport, visa delays

A State Department database crash has delayed the issuing of passports and visas worldwide.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 25 July, 2014 06:27

Tags: Government IT, databases, applications, software, Oracle

The other Apple economy: $2bn in devices on eBay

In the US alone, nearly $2 billion worth of Apple devices - Macs, iPhones, iPads and iPods - were sold on eBay over the last 12 months.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 July, 2014 06:16

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, Macintosh, ebay, computerworld, smartphones

Non-IBM Power8 servers, chips to appear early next year

The first third-party chips and servers licensed to use IBM's Power architecture will be on the market early next year.

By Agam Shah | 25 July, 2014 06:08

Tags: servers, IBM, hardware systems

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