Stories by Robert McMillan

Mozilla marketing site hacked

A Web site used to promote the Firefox Web browser has been hacked, potentially compromising personal information about thousands of volunteer supporters of the open-source software. The attack, which shut down the spreadfirefox.com Web site for seve...

Microsoft patches IE, Word, Windows

Microsoft has released three software updates that patch critical security flaws in its products, including a patch for an Internet Explorer vulnerability that was first reported last week. The company also released patches for Microsoft Word and for...

McAfee: More attackers seeking money, zombies

Attackers are becoming increasingly aggressive as they look to grow their zombie armies of infected PCs, according to antivirus vendor McAfee. On Monday, the company reported that the number of systems infected with malicious software that allows the...

Microsoft readies critical Windows, Office updates

Microsoft will release three software patches next Tuesday covering critical software flaws in its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software suite. The company is also planning to release an updated version of its Windows Software Remova...

Microsoft offers workaround for IE vulnerability

Microsoft has released software that can be used to mitigate a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer that was first reported last week. The bug, which concerns the way Internet Explorer (IE) handles ActiveX components, can cause the browser to ...

'Timeshare Spammer' pleads guilty

A Florida man known as the "Timeshare Spammer" has pled guilty to violating the US CAN-SPAM Act. Peter Moshou, who was alleged to have sent millions of unsolicited e-mails offering to help people sell their timeshare properties, entered the plea Thur...

Fake Microsoft security alert includes Trojan patch

A new wave of spam that disguises itself as a Microsoft security bulletin contains a link to malicious software that gives attackers complete access to the infected machine, security researchers are reporting.

IE bug can crash browser

Security researchers have discovered a bug in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser that can cause the software to crash, and which could possibly be used to let an attacker run unauthorized software on the IE user's machine.

Microsoft ready to discuss RSS security

Microsoft will be taking a closer look at the security of a new Web publishing technology it plans to integrate into the next major version of Windows, code-named Longhorn. Microsoft plans to offer ways for developers to use the RSS (Really Simple Sy...

Microsoft patches critical bugs in IE, Windows

Microsoft released 10 security patches, including three deemed "critical," for bugs in a variety of the company's products. Released Tuesday as part of the company's monthly updates, the critical patches repair flaws in Windows and Internet Explorer ...

HP separates PC unit again, hires ex PalmOne CEO

Hewlett-Packard chief executive officer Mark Hurd has begun to shake things up at his new company. On Monday the company announced that it had split its recently merged printer and personal computer groups into two separate divisions, undoing one of ...

Britney Spears ranked top virus celebrity

Pop singer Britney Spears has edged out Bill Gates as the celebrity most commonly associated with malicious software distributed via e-mail, according to data released Monday from security software company Panda Software.

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Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

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