When companies launch a brand new product it usually takes some time to weed out the niggling issues; but how many systems need to break before the situation is recognised as a disaster rather than an unfortunate blip in quality control?Less than a year after announcing its new Intel-based MacBook Pro, Apple has taken the market by storm.
A Sydney, Australia-based journalist, Michael Lee covers a gamut of news in the technology space including information security, state Government initiatives, and local startups.
The CTO of the third biggest antivirus firm revealed to me this week that an Apple Powerbook loaded with Unix is his "platform of choice".During an interview with Dave Rand, CTO of Trend Micro, I asked him about threats directed at the Mac platform, especially seeing as Apple is gaining market share in the US and is likely, over time, to do the same on a global basis.
Why would Symantec launch a new application but call it version 8.2?
Microsoft launched its Windows Live OneCare antivirus package in the US earlier this year and instantly grabbed about 15 percent of the retail market; although this may be good for short term revenue, it could completely wreck everything the software giant has invested in improving its reputation for security.For the past few years, Microsoft has been banging the "trustworthy computing" drum, which has involved rewriting and redesigning its platforms and applications to make them more secure.
Are less popular AV brands better at detecting new viruses?
What happened to the Dell ads on the Pirate Bay Web site?
So it seems that the 'trick' I wrote about almost a month ago is actually a useful feature and does not present a threat to security, according to Microsoft Australia's chief security advisor. But IE7 has different ideas.
There's a nifty "feature" in Windows which looks like a serious security risk.
The equivalent of an electronic tidal wave -- originating from the Microsoft campus in Redmond -- hammered the ZDNet Australia servers earlier this week.On Tuesday at the AusCERT conference, I interviewed Mark Estberg, Microsoft's director of internal security, who told me that he is considering taking away admin rights from most of the company's employees.
Senior executives are rarely heard promoting a rival's product, which is why it seemed odd that Microsoft would offer an iPod as a competition prize.On the first day of the AusCERT conference, Microsoft was holding a question and answer session at which delegates could grill four of its senior executives.