Software

Bluetooth Standard Vulnerable To Unpatched Spoofing Attack

Researchers warn of weaknesses affecting all Bluetooth-compliant devices – just as governments roll out coronavirus apps reliant on the tech

3 months ago

Apple And Google Set To Release Coronavirus API Amidst Privacy Furore

Native coronavirus contact-tracing tech set to make official debut in the next few days as UK and Germany differ on…

3 months ago

Study: ‘Cloud-Native’ Development On The Rise

There are now 4.7 million cloud-native developers, with Amazon Web Services a clear favourite for those using cloud-centric technologies

3 months ago

Coronavirus: NHS Publishes Source Code Of Contact-Tracing App

Nothing to hide. The NHS has released the source code of its contact-tracing app, as its trial in the Isle…

3 months ago

NHS To Test Coronavirus Contact-Tracing App On Isle Of Wight

Contact-tracing tech to be trialled on Isle of Wight from this week, amidst criticism that NHS' 'centralised' approach risks privacy…

3 months ago

Google AI Scheme Targets Banks Overwhelmed By Pandemic

Google Cloud's PPP Lending AI Solution aims to help banks analyse and process loan applications under US government's aid scheme…

3 months ago

IBM Launches Quantum Programming Challenge

Four years after IBM put its first quantum computing resources online, company opens access to those who want to try…

3 months ago

Microsoft Sees Cloud Payoff, But Remains Cautious On Outlook

Azure cloud service revenues grow 59 percent as chief Nadella says company has 'seen two years’ worth of digital transformation…

3 months ago

Google Challenges Zoom With Meet Video Conferencing App

Google makes its business-oriented video conferencing app Meet free to all consumers, in a direct challenge to Zoom and Microsoft…

3 months ago

Coronavirus: Google Profits Rise, But Warns Of Pain Ahead

Alphabet delivers strong set of quarterly financial results, despite advertising decline in March as global Coronavirus pandemic starts to bite

3 months ago

Bug Allowed Hackers To Steal Teams Data Via GIF Image

Microsoft patches security vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to take over Teams accounts and groups if users viewed a…

3 months ago

Spies Urged To Adopt AI To Counter Augmented Threats

UK's intelligence agencies must use artificial intelligence to repel increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks and disinformation campaigns, finds study

3 months ago

Coronavirus: Microsoft Working ‘Every Day’ On Cloud Capacity Issues

Microsoft says it is making progress on backlogue of problems created by massive and sustained spike in demand for Teams…

4 months ago

NHS Says Trust ‘Crucial’ For Virus Contact-Tracing App

NHSX 'prioritising' privacy in development of coronavirus contact-tracing scheme, whose decentralised approach contrasts to that of France and Germany

4 months ago

Coronavirus: IBM Pulls Annual Forecast As Client Priorities Change

Worldwide pandemic hits software sales, as IBM warns that its customer priorities are changing and it withdraws its annual forecast

4 months ago

Study: Half Of All Developers Now Use JavaScript

But Google-backed Kotlin is fastest-growing language in percentage terms, while Python and Java continue to add developers at a steady…

4 months ago

European Coronavirus Tracing App Scheme Gets Governments’ Backing

Contact tracing apps are set to arrive in Europe and elsewhere in the coming weeks, with authorities hoping they could…

4 months ago

IBM Targets COBOL Skills Shortage Brought On By Pandemic

US states are struggling to find programmers skilled in 60-year-old COBOL programming language as coronavirus puts pressure on ageing government…

4 months ago

Singapore Suspends Classroom Zoom Use After ‘Serious Incidents’

Education Ministry suspends Zoom for home-based learning after hackers disrupt virtual classroom during first week of country's school lockdown

4 months ago

Apple, Google Work Together On ‘Private’ Coronavirus Tracing Tech

Tech giants propose anonymous Bluetooth tech to alert users when they have come into contact with someone who has tested…

4 months ago

COVID-19 And Your Quarantined Workforce

Remote working has now become a fact of life for many enterprises as the COVID-19 crisis continues. Is it possible…

4 months ago

Windows 10 VPN Flaw Gets Emergency Fix Amidst Coronavirus Crisis

Microsoft issues out-of-band patch for VPN connectivity bug as large portions of workforce work remotely due to Covid-19 pandemic

4 months ago

Smartphone Scheme Aims To Track Coronavirus While Protecting Privacy

Boston University proposal would involve tracking randomly generated IDs via short-range broadcasts as means to contain coronavirus infections

4 months ago

Researchers Find ‘Weaknesses’ In Zoom Encryption

Videoconferencing app employs custom encryption scheme and uses servers based in Beijing, researchers find as Zoom popularity soars

4 months ago

Coronavirus: Experts Urge Caution Over Zoom Teleconference Security

As popularity of Zoom app spikes due to coronavirus pandemic, security experts urge users to pay attention to privacy and…

4 months ago

Bill Gates Steps Down From Microsoft Board

One of the world's richest men has stepped down from the board of the company he helped to create, to…

5 months ago

Microsoft Adds Automatic Updates To Custom Linux Kernel

Latest version of Windows Subsystem for Linux uses Windows Update for automatic installation and updates of Microsoft's custom-built Linux kernel

5 months ago

Coronavirus: Apple Moves Developer Conference To Online Format

Apple's WWDC is latest developer conference to be hit by coronavirus pandemic – even as company reopens all Chinese Apple…

5 months ago

Sonos Scraps Upgrade Scheme ‘Bricking’ Requirement

Sonos will no longer require existing users to permanently disable their speakers to take advantage of a 30 percent discount…

5 months ago

Is Your Next Employee Digital?

With skilled workers becoming increasingly hard to find, could a digital employee be the answer to chronic skills shortages?

5 months ago