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A newspaper in St Louis, Missouri, which discovered that the social security numbers of school teachers, administrators and counsellors across the state were publicly exposed and informed the authorities, has been threatened with unspecified action by the state's governor.

Published in Security

GUEST OPINION by Linton Burling, GM, Vault Cloud:  At the start of 2020, IDC predicted that public and private cloud spending would outperform “traditional IT spending” – think on-premise IT and legacy applications - in the forthcoming year. Of course, they weren’t accounting for a global pandemic, which has sent cloud spending into the stratosphere, while traditional IT spending wanes.

Published in Guest Opinion

ANALYSIS The assertion by Microsoft President Brad Smith during a 60 Minutes interview with CBS on Sunday that the supply chain attack revealed by security firm FireEye in December was "the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen" has once again raised the question of the extent to which Microsoft was involved in this attack.

Published in Security

Three top unnamed anti-virus companies located in the US appear to have been hacked by a collective that communicates in both Russian and English, and is offering to sell source code belonging to these firms, plus network access, for more than US$300,000.

Published in Security

The same fate that befell big data analytics company Splunk last month — having to pull out of doing business in Russia — is likely to be shared by many Australian technology companies in the same or other countries once the Federal Government's encryption law begins to make its presence felt.

Published in Open Sauce

Big data analytics company Splunk has announced that it would no longer sell its software and services to organisations in Russia.

Published in Data
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:03

Microsoft releases OS source code on GitHub

Microsoft released the source code for MS-DOS v1.25 and v2.0 on GitHub at the beginning of this month.

Published in Open Source

Apple has confirmed that the source code for iBoot from a version of iOS was posted on GitHub on Thursday, with the company forced to make the admission as it filed a DMCA takedown request to the hosting site.

Published in Security

Russian government sources appear to have gained access to the source code of Kaspersky's anti-virus software, if a report that Moscow was using the program to look for classified US government documents is to be believed.

Published in Security

Microsoft has admitted that a part of its Windows 10 source code has leaked on the Web even as the site that claimed that 32TB had leaked quietly toned down the headline on its story.

Published in Security

A massive leak of Microsoft's internal Windows builds has been reported to have taken place on the private website Beta Archive, along with huge chunks of source code.

Published in Security
Thursday, 22 December 2016 09:14

Microsoft source code open to DoD changes

Microsoft will have to make changes in its source code if called upon to do so by the US Department of Defence to serve its objectives, according to a new US$927 million contract signed by the two entities.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 12:29

Apogee releases Planet Strike source code

After nearly 20 years, Apogee Software has unearthed the source code (or what's left of it) for its classic FPS, Blake Stone: Planet Strike.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 26 January 2012 14:42

Symantec says stop using pcAnywhere

Following the 'liberation' of source code for the 2006 versions of many of its products, Symantec initially indicated that the latest versions were so different that there wasn't a problem.  Perhaps that wasn't true of pcAnywhere.

Published in Security
Thursday, 14 January 2010 04:23

Google attack: source code the real target?

It seems there was more to the China-based attack on Google and other US companies than the search giant originally revealed. Source code may have been the real target.

Published in Security
Microsoft’s own SourceForge-like repository of open source projects, CodePlex, celebrated its third anniversary recently. According to Sara Ford, CodePlex program manager, the site is accepted and welcomed among the fans of open source and Linux software.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Want to live in the cloud but don’t quite trust it? SourceForge's open source project of the month for August may be for you! eyeos is a self-hosted cloud operating environment for business, schools and home built in PHP.

Seattle software giant, Microsoft, has asserted despite press saying otherwise last week's 22,000 line submission to the Linux kernel was not motivated by any perceived GPL violation. Yet, do the facts bare out? Does the argument really stand to scrutiny?

Published in The Linux Distillery
Monday, 20 July 2009 22:23

Microsoft contributes to Linux kernel

Even the most ardent open source advocate may find they have Microsoft code on their Linux box in the near future following a surprise kernel submission on Monday. No, it’s not April 1st.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Sunday, 06 April 2008 11:40

OMG! Windows Vista source code... leaked!

Yes, it’s mostly, sort-of true – Microsoft’s precious Vista source code is now in the public domain... and while some would say it’s not quite what we were expecting, others say it’s spot on!

Published in Fuzzy Logic

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