Stories by Matthew Broersma

Researchers eye open-proxy attacks

Advertising and click-through fraud is currently topping the list of malicious activity funnelled through open proxy servers, followed by junk email, according to a research project deploying fake open proxies to catch crooks.

HP puts supercomputer in a 'Shorty'

HP has revealed its take on the "personal supercomputing" trend on Tuesday in the form of the Cluster Platform Workgroup System, based on the recently introduced BladeSystem c3000.

Web attacks slip under the radar

The latest innovations in Web attack kits have forced security researchers to admit that many malicious websites are slipping under the radar.

Old worm Slammer threatens again

An old worm known as Slammer, which originated back in January 2003, is still going strong according to Gunter Ollmann, director of security strategy at IBM's Internet Security Systems (IBM ISS).

Storm spam poses as site confirmation

The Storm malware, which first appeared in January of this year, is showing no signs of slowing down -- just this week reinventing itself as a website membership confirmation message.

Canonical downplays Ubuntu hacks

Canonical, the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu Linux, has said that compromises of most of its local community servers last week did not reflect on the distribution's security or enterprise-readiness.

Study finds Internet rife with attack codes

Even seemingly safe web addresses are rife with attack code aiming at vulnerable clients, according to a new study from the Honeynet Project. The study also found that methods such as blacklists can be surprisingly successful in stopping client-side ...

BLACK HAT - New database attack revealed

Researchers at Core Security Technologies are to demonstrate an attack that could allow hackers to extract private information from databases -- without requiring any bugs in the database management software.

Intel plans mobile WiMax push next year

The WiMax hype machine may be getting ready to crank into life once again, with Intel planning a major campaign around mobile WiMax next year, connected to the launch of networks and hardware supporting the technology.

Acer: PC industry 'disappointed' with Vista

Acer president Gianfranco Lanci became the first major PC manufacturer to openly attack Microsoft over the Windows Vista operating system in the Financial Times Deutschland on Monday.

Open-Xchange and Ubuntu woo small business

Open-Xchange has released an Outlook-compatible groupware server specifically designed for smaller businesses, and designed as a simple, open-source alternative to the likes of Microsoft Exchange.

Microsoft OOXML spec 'dangerously flawed'

Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML) document format specification is fatally flawed where it comes to spreadsheets, with many functions filled with careless errors, according to a critic.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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