Stories by Jeremy Kirk

Russian cybergangs make the Web a dangerous place

Russian cybergangs have established a robust system for promoting Web sites that sell fake antivirus software, pharmaceuticals and counterfeit luxury products, according to a new report from security vendor Sophos.

Written by Jeremy Kirk28 Sept. 09 08:46

Microsoft set to fire up Dublin data center

Microsoft has opened up for business its new Dublin data center, a massive 550,000-square-foot facility dedicated to serving primarily European customers.

Written by Jeremy Kirk24 Sept. 09 13:00

Microsoft buys software to bolster its core ERP product

Microsoft is buying technology from four of its partners in order to bolster its Dynamics AX ERP (enterprise resource planning) product with commonly needed functions across various industries, according to a senior company executive.

Written by Jeremy Kirk23 Sept. 09 06:01

Soon to sink, Pirate Bay's torrents come ashore

The old news kiosk in the center of Weimar, Germany, doesn't sell newspapers any more, but you can find pointers to plenty of other media there.

Written by Jeremy Kirk16 Sept. 09 06:27

Powerful tool to scour document metadata updated

A Spanish company has released an upgraded version of a powerful software application that can be used to perform intelligence gathering on a company's Web site and network.

Written by Jeremy Kirk14 Sept. 09 07:43

Google plans to offer micropayments service to media owners

Google is promoting a payments system to the newspaper industry that would let Web surfers pay a small amount for individual news stories, an idea that could help publishers struggling with the impact of the Internet.

Written by Jeremy Kirk11 Sept. 09 05:23

Hackers put social networks such as Twitter in crosshairs

Web sites such as Twitter are becoming increasingly favored by hackers as places to plant malicious software in order to infect computers, according to a new study covering Web application security vulnerabilities.

Written by Jeremy Kirk17 Aug. 09 09:08

Georgia cyberattacks linked to Russian organized crime

The cyberattacks against Georgia a year ago were conducted in close connection with Russian criminal gangs, and the attackers likely were tipped off about Russia's intent to invade the country, according to a new technical analysis, much of which remains secret.

Written by Jeremy Kirk17 Aug. 09 16:29

Attacks on US, Korea Web sites leave a winding trail

The investigation into the attacks against high-profile Web sites in South Korea and the U.S. is a winding, twisty electronic goose chase that may not result in a definitive conclusion on the identity of the attackers.

Written by Jeremy Kirk12 Aug. 09 05:05

Study: Adobe Flash cookies pose vexing privacy questions

Adobe's Flash program is being used on heavily trafficked Web sites to collect information on how people navigate those sites even if people believe they've restricted the data collection, according to a new study.

Written by Jeremy Kirk12 Aug. 09 05:10

Court allows extradition of British hacker to proceed

A British hacker who broke into U.S. government computer systems seeking evidence of alien life has failed in his latest efforts to block extradition to the U.S. to face trial.

Written by Jeremy Kirk31 July 09 20:38

Screen-blocking systems stop prying eyes

You've probably been in this situation before: A colleague strolls up behind your computer during work hours and your personal e-mail is in view.

Written by Jeremy Kirk28 July 09 00:09