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Data breaches rose sharply in 2008, says study

More than 35 million data records were breached in 2008 in the U.S., a figure that underscores continuing difficulties in securing information, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC).

Written by Jeremy Kirk08 Jan. 09 08:27

Hackers tuck attack code into UK government site

A Welsh government Web site has been hacked to serve up malicious JavaScript, a sign that the spate of attacks first spotted last month are continuing, analysts from security vendor Sophos warned.

Written by Jeremy Kirk07 April 08 08:15

Denmark to test Open XML, ODF next year

Denmark's government agencies will be required to handle two competing document format standards, the Open Document Format (ODF) and Microsof's Open XML, during a one-year test period that will begin next year.

Written by Jeremy Kirk05 July 07 07:56

Security Vendors Question Accuracy of AV Tests

Antivirus software is frequently tested for performance, so picking a top product should be straightforward: Select the number-one vendor whose software kills off all of the evil things circulating on the Internet. You're good to go then, right? Not necessarily.

Written by Jeremy Kirk27 June 07 12:03

China Supports DNS, Root Servers on Agenda for Talks

China is seeking to put technical Internet management issues on the agenda of the next Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting, a UN-run forum concerning the development of the Internet

Written by Jeremy Kirk07 June 07 10:40

China Supports DNS, Root Servers on Agenda for Talks

China is seeking to put technical Internet management issues on the agenda of the next Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting, a UN-run forum concerning the development of the Internet

Written by Jeremy Kirk07 June 07 11:11

Hilf: Microsoft won't sue over Linux, for now

Microsoft ignited hostility following its recent assertion in Fortune magazine that Linux and other open-source software infringe on 235 of the company's patents. The software giant, which signed a controversial patent cross-licensing deal with Novell last November, is encouraging other companies to reach licensing agreements to resolve intellectual property claims. It has made companies nervous about whether they could eventually be targeted by lawsuits from Microsoft.

Written by Jeremy Kirk30 May 07 12:10

Microsoft's Bill Hilf: Door open to open-source pacts

Last week's pact between Microsoft and Novell has led to widespread speculation over the long-term impact on the adoption of open-source software. Under the deal, the companies will work on ways to enable Novell's Linux distribution, Suse, and Microsoft's Windows operating system to work better together. They also reached a patent truce in which users of the other's software can't be sued for infringement, and Microsoft agreed not to sue noncommercial open-source developers. On Monday, Microsoft's Bill Hilf, general manager for platform strategy, spoke further about the deal with Jeremy Kirk, addressing how Microsoft views its intellectual property relative to Linux.

Written by Jeremy Kirk07 Nov. 06 12:38

Denmark ministries to publish in ODF by September

The Danish government will launch a four-month pilot program in September that will involve publishing documents in the OpenDocument Format (ODF), part of the country's broad endorsement of using open computing standards.

Written by Jeremy Kirk30 June 06 09:32

Auditors tell NHS to track on IT suppliers

The U.K. National Health Service (NHS) should terminate and replace contractors if they do not meet deadlines for its massive upgrading of England's health-care IT systems, a government audit report released Friday said.

Written by Jeremy Kirk19 June 06 13:00

UK poised to move ahead with national ID cards

The British government could soon roll ahead with plans to issue national ID cards after both houses of Parliament reached a compromise Wednesday night on a bill detailing the plan.

Written by Jeremy Kirk31 March 06 11:47

Gates to unveil Microsoft's strategy for government IT

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is planning this week to unveil the company's strategy for the government IT market, an intensely competitive area that has seen open-source software gain a strong foothold.

Written by Jeremy Kirk31 Jan. 06 08:51
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