Lenovo patches serious vulnerabilities in PC system update tool

For the third time in less than six months PC manufacturer Lenovo has had to update the System Update tool pre-loaded on some of its products for security reasons.

Microsoft acknowledges bug led to Windows 10 November upgrade stoppage

Microsoft has restored access to Windows 10's November upgrade from its download center after pulling the upgrade because of a bug.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 November, 2015 20:50

Tags: Microsoft, Windows 10

SAFECode: How to ensure you’re buying safe software

The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode) has issued guidelines to make it easier, especially for businesses trying to decide which products to buy.

By Tim Greene | 25 November, 2015 20:27

Tags: Microsoft, intel

Looking for a low-cost laptop? Here's what you'll get

PC makers need to strip some features to make laptops affordable. Here are some things you need to be ready to sacrifice if you buy a low-cost laptop.

Criminalise websites that refuse to delete terrorist content, say Euro MPs

Website operators should be held criminally liable if they fail to remove content that incites terrorism, Members of the European Parliament voted Wednesday. But they also wants these companies to voluntarily cooperate with governments to promote "anti-radicalization messages."

Police arrest blackmail suspect in UK TalkTalk data breach case

Police believe they may have found the person who tried to blackmail the CEO of TalkTalk, the U.K. telecommunications company that was the target of a data breach.

US lawsuit against Microsoft over employee no-poach deals dismissed

A lawsuit against Microsoft that charged it with entering into restrictive hiring agreements with other companies has been dismissed by a court in California, with the judge declaring that the employees had waited too long to file the suit.

This gizmo knows your Amex card number before you've received it

A device built by legendary hacker Samy Kamkar calls into question the security of payment cards as the U.S. continues to grapples with card fraud.

Microsoft's November Windows 10 screwed up some users' privacy settings

Microsoft revealed Tuesday that an update to Windows 10 changed some users' privacy settings accidentally.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 25 November, 2015 04:08

Tags: Microsoft

It's cloud soon gone, HP aligns with Microsoft Azure

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is partnering with Microsoft to offer its Azure public cloud services to customers, filling a gap after HPE decided to scrap its own cloud services early next year.

Hilton says malware targeted its credit card system

Hilton Worldwide says it has identified and removed malware that targeted card payment systems at some of its hotels over a 17-week period from late 2014 to mid 2015.

After a lapse, Intel looks to catch up with Moore's Law again

For Intel, the temporary inability to keep up with Moore's Law -- the foundation of its business -- was a minor embarrassment, but the company is trying hard to catch up.

By Agam Shah | 25 November, 2015 01:52

Tags: PC, Components

HP bows out with a 9 per cent drop in sales

It was an inglorious ending but not a surprising one: The former Hewlett-Packard Co. logged an 8 percent drop in sales for its last quarter before the split, perhaps a sign that it's better off in two pieces.

User reviews from 5,000 people tapped for 3D printer buyer's guide

The world's largest online community of 3D printer owners has compiled its annual list of user reviews to create a detailed buyer's guide that uses a simple "1-10" rating system.

And then there were two: Another dangerous Dell root certificate discovered

After Dell confirmed that one of its support tools installed a dangerous self-signed root certificate and private key on computers, users discovered a similar certificate deployed by a different Dell tool.

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