Stories by Computerworld Staff

Is the iPad 'iBad for freedom'?

Defective by has <a href="">slammed the iPad</a> just hours after its release, saying its "iBad for freedom".

Hackers used IE zero-day, not PDF, in China-Google attacks

Hackers exploited an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser to break into some of the firms targeted in a widespread attack that compromised Google's and Adobe's corporate networks last year and earlier this month, McAfee said today.

Large-scale attacks exploit unpatched PDF bug

A week before Adobe is scheduled to patch a critical vulnerability in its popular PDF software, hackers are actively exploiting the bug with both targeted and large-scale attacks, a security researcher said today.

Telstra to oppose separation

Telstra (ASX:TLS) has described a proposed bill to separate the telco's business operations as "unnecessary" in a submission to a Senate inquiry into the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009.

NBN Tasmania picks Corning Cable Systems for rollout

The company in charge of rolling out the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Tasmania has announced Corning Cable Systems Pty Ltd will provide fibre optic cable for the construction of the infrastructure project.

School canteen gets savvy with SMS lunch orders

Payment service company mHITs has officially rolled out its school canteen SMS payment service, Easy Canteen, which allows parents to pay for their children’s lunch order by SMS text message.