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Displaying items by tag: ZDNet

Despite numerous false alarms from security firms in the past — which have been enthusiastically spread by technology writers — it still appears that all a security firm or group of researchers has to do to gain some headlines is to write a post mentioning Linux and malware in the same sentence.

Published in Open Sauce

If the American technology news site ZDNet wishes to write about Linux malware, nobody on this planet (or even an alien) can stop it from doing so. But being one of the bigger tech sites in existence, it would do well to have a closer look at what it publishes instead of providing fodder for people to poke fun at it.

Published in Open Sauce

Would any company that earns US$20 billion (A$27.9 billion) from a product line think of giving it up? That fact alone, culled from Microsoft's 2019 annual report, puts paid to the reasoning (?) employed by open-source advocate Eric Raymond in claiming that Windows is on its way out.

Published in Open Sauce

Twice in the space of three months, researchers from BlackBerry have put out studies pushing claims about malware and ransomware that is alleged to attack Linux, giving the impression that this operating system is also under as much threat as Windows.

Published in Open Sauce

When American tech journalists see the words "vulnerability" and "Huawei" in close proximity these days, they tend to get over-excited and, as a result, produce copy that goes quite wonky.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 11:35

Linux malware: is it so hard to get it right?

Once again, so-called security researchers and tech writers have combined to provide misinformation about trojanised SSH scripts which can be run on a Linux server after said server is compromised through a brute-force attack and root status attained. And they call it Linux malware!

Published in Open Sauce

The semi-government organisation which manages India's massive Aadhaar database has threatened to take legal action against the technology website ZDNet over a report that claimed a new leak had hit the national ID database.

Published in Security

Every time an act of terrorism is committed, there is an outcry about encryption. This time, following the UK incident last week, is no different with some publications bringing WhatsApp into the picture.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 14 April 2014 21:33

NBN Co delivering less fibre than expected

Labor’s NBN keeps shrinking. An internal NBN Co document shows the proportion of properties that will be connected to fibre has again been reduced.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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