Google Monday announced it would again host its Pwnium hacking contest at a March security conference, but boosted the maximum amount it will pay to $3.14 million and changed the target to the browser-based Chrome OS.
Java's new security settings, designed to block "drive-by" browser attacks, can be bypassed by hackers, a researcher announced Sunday.
Microsoft will reap a windfall as soon as it introduces its Office suite for iOS and Android, but that window of opportunity is closing, says an analyst.
Beset by some very public vulnerabilities in Java, and apparently unable to properly patch those bugs, Oracle must dramatically step up its security game, experts said.
Microsoft is close to wrapping up work on Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) on Windows 7, according to a report Friday.
HP TippingPoint, the long-time organizer of the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest, has revamped the challenge for the second year running and will offer cash awards exceeding half a million dollars, more than five times the amount paid out last year.
Through Microsoft's Home Use Program, workers at certain organizations can get the new suite at a steep discount.
Microsoft teased the Surface Pro Wednesday, hinting that the company will soon announce an on-sale date for its second tablet.
Google on Thursday upgraded Chrome, improving the browser's start-up performance and patching two dozen security vulnerabilities.
The holiday slump in PC sales -- down 11% compared to 2011 -- means that PC makers must raise prices, not continue a race to the bottom, an analyst argued today.
An elite hacker group credited last year with having an inexhaustible supply of zero-day vulnerabilities was responsible for digging up and first using the newest unpatched bug in Internet Explorer (IE), a Symantec manager said.
Microsoft will release seven security updates next week -- including one rated critical for Windows 8 and Windows RT -- to patch 12 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, SharePoint Server and the company's website design software.
Analytics company Flurry says 50 million devices were activated
Final online usage numbers for 2012 released Tuesday by a U.S. analytics firm confirmed that Windows 8 failed to match Windows Vista's uptake pace during its first two months.
Newer versions of IE, including 2011's IE9 and this year's IE10, are not affected, Microsoft said. It urged those able to upgrade to do so.