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Ransom Malware Warning Issued by FBI

The malware causing the damage is called Reveton, a drive-by attack incorporating the Citadel bank Trojan platform that has caused a largely unnoticed toll of misery since the beginning of 2012.


Cybersecurity Call From Energy Department Involves Power Companies

In exchange for information about sensitive information, such as identifying network vulnerabilities or attacks, the government will share this benchmarking data that's given to it anonymously with any other utility that participates in the information-sharing.

Top 5 Cities for Big Data Jobs

San Francisco tops the Modis list, followed by McLean, Va., Boston, St. Louis and Toronto, and the roles that companies in these cities are fighting to fill include data scientist, data analyst, business intelligence professional and data modeling/data modeler.


Google Appeases Hollywood But Rankles Internet Freedom Watchers

The MPAA praises the move to demote in search results sites accused of copyright infringement, while some advocates of Internet freedom pan the move or have a lukewarm response.


Why Acer Is Wrong About Microsoft Surface

Analysis: Everybody calls Microsoft a software company, but of course Microsoft makes hardware, too.

Apple Said to Be Hit Among Older Consumers

According to a finding by brand perception measurement company YouGov, since mid-July 2011, Apple's biggest supporters are consumers 35 years and older.


Cisco Readying a New Nexus Switch

The Nexus 3500 will reportedly feature 250 nanosecond port-to-port latency and integrated network address translation.

Crowd Fails to Fund How-To Book About Crowdfunding

Would-be author undeterred, vows to try again.

Copyright Removal Requests to Affect Google Search Ranking

When assigning search result rankings, Google will now take reports of copyright violation into account.


Microsoft Metro: What's in a Name?

The next Windows needs something memorable or catchy that can help Microsoft's new design aesthetic to outlive its legacy.

Check Out Curiosity’s First 360-Degree Color Panorama of Gale Crater

Curiosity sends back its first color 360-degree panorama of its surrounding Martian landscape.


Google to Pay $22.5 Million Fine for Safari Tracking Violations

UPDATE: The $22.5 million civil penalty is the largest ever secured by the Federal Trade Commission for a violation of one of its orders.

NASA Upgrades Mars Curiosity Software ... From 350 Million Miles Away

Picture doing a remote software upgrade. Now picture doing it when the machine you're upgrading is a robotic rover sitting 350 million miles away, on the surface of the planet Mars.

Bill Clinton to Give Opening Keynote at Dell Event

Former President Bill Clinton will speak at December's Dell World event in Austin, Texas, Dell announced.

Google's Graveyard: 15 Products Google Has Killed

Missing your favorite Google app? Here are 15 products that Google has killed or has announced plans to kill.