The shrinking time-to-exploit (the amount of time that elapses between when a vulnerabilty is announced and when an exploit that takes advantage of it surfaces on the Net) is one of the hot topics as this week's Black Hat security conference Las Vegas, NV.
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IBM's Storage Tank project, built to handle data from Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project is not meeting targets and may never be used at all, Infoworld reports. IBM has said the Storage Tank will provide a key storage technology for the grid, but according to the project managers has only managed to scale so far to 28TB of data, representing just 0.
Steve Gillmor speculates on the impact of Adam...
Hewlett Packard kicked off its Wireless and Mobility Roadshow in San Francisco today, bringing along its major wireless partners including Microsoft, Cisco, and T-Mobile. HP's Manager of Mobility Solutions, Richard Stone, took the better part of his presentation this morning to show off a couple of new iPAQ Pocket PCs.
Microsoft has shipped it's first service pack (SP1) for Office 2003 (for Windows).
In the wake of some vulnerabilities that had left users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer exposed to certain exploits, I wondered (blogged) whether the window of opportunity had been opened wide for Opera. Since then, I've been testing the browser as an alternative to Internet Explorer.
MyDoom isn't the only problem that starts with an "M" that Google...
If it is cheap enough, using RFID to track dogs and, perhaps, kids makes sense; but how about using it in implantable microchips to help thwart crime?