Jonathan Vanian has worked for newspapers, websites, and a magazine, and is not as scared of the demise of the written word as others may appear to be. Software and high technology never cease to amaze him.
In the following roundup of the latest security news, read how a team of researchers from North Carolina State University discovered security flaws in Google's Android OS and how seven popular open source applications and products contain vulnerabilities that hackers could potentially exploit.
In this roundup of what’s new in interesting software news, read about how a group of developers at San Francisco-based Vicarious created vision-recognition software that can solve CAPTCHAs. Also, news emerged that the recent hacking of Adobe Systems was worse than originally reported.
New reports coming out detail just how far companies have gone in using software that monitors their employees' behaviors—all in the name of productivity and safety. These new tools lead us to question which is more important—workplace efficiency or employee satisfaction?
In this software news roundup, learn about the launch of SecureDrop, the online whistle-blowing platform of Internet activist Aaron Swartz; new software that helps the blind practice yoga correctly; and how GE and Boeing are teaming up to create code that prevents ice buildup in airplane engines.
Bad news hit Adobe Systems earlier this month. Chief security officer Brad Arkin writes that the San Jose-based software company suffered some serious cyber attacks on its network, resulting in “illegal access of customer information as well as source code for numerous Adobe products.”
On October 1, the new US government-backed healthcare insurance marketplaces begin open enrollment for individuals. However, recent reports suggest that the software behind the marketplaces may not be quite ready for opening day, and could cause glitches.
In this hacking roundup for September, read about two companies that are both specializing in hacking software, albeit from two different angles. One company is selling hacking tools to law enforcement agencies worldwide; the other company is building a software platform that prevents attacks.