FreedomPop Offering Open Wi-Fi Service
Imagine that you could take your low-cost high-speed wireless Internet service with you anywhere you went. Imagine that you could also earn points for letting friends use the service, bringing the cost down to nothing. FreedomPop hopes to give its customers exactly this experience, disrupting the traditional model of ISPs.
For Online Security, Invest in People
This year's Black Hat online security conference, held in Las Vegas, saw the return of a number of the speakers who showed up at the very first one. And while the best security practices might have changed some since that first conference was held in 1997, one thing has not changed: your best security investment lies with hiring the right people.
World`s Third-Largest Botnet Bites the Dust
If you've noticed a reduction in spam recently, you're not imagining things. Yesterday, FireEye Malware Intelligence Lab announced that they'd just knocked out the Grum botnet, responsible for sending out twenty percent of the world's unsolicited bulk email. It took three days of concentrated effort.
Yahoo Security Breach Highlights Poor Practices
Earlier this week, Yahoo confirmed that hackers succeeded in breaking into an old file from their Yahoo! Contributor Network and compromised some 450,000 user names and passwords. The details of the situation show that what happened is both less – and more – alarming than it appears at first glance.
Go Daddy Goes to India
Major registrar and web hosting company Go Daddy announced today that it is expanding into India. The new office will be out of New Delhi, and headed by a former Microsoft executive.