ITworld News http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/16/all en Microsoft security tool EMET 5.0 puts a leash on plugins http://www.itworld.com/security/429608/microsoft-security-tool-emet-50-puts-leash-plugins The latest release of a Microsoft security tool that&#039;s designed to stop exploits lets administrators control when third-party plugins are launched, a long favored route for attackers.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/429608/microsoft-security-tool-emet-50-puts-leash-plugins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/429608/microsoft-security-tool-emet-50-puts-leash-plugins#comments Security News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:21:59 +0000 IDGNS staff 429608 at http://www.itworld.com Some are twisting the facts in requests to be forgotten, Google says http://www.itworld.com/legal/429593/some-are-twisting-facts-requests-be-forgotten-google-says Some of those seeking to scrub their histories from the Web under Europe&#039;s &quot;right to be forgotten&quot; rule are being economical with the truth when making their requests, Google said Thursday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/legal/429593/some-are-twisting-facts-requests-be-forgotten-google-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/legal/429593/some-are-twisting-facts-requests-be-forgotten-google-says#comments Internet Legal Networking On-demand Software Security News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:07:09 +0000 IDGNS staff 429593 at http://www.itworld.com Almost 200,000 people may have been affected by US visa system crash http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429591/almost-200000-people-may-have-been-affected-us-visa-system-crash Computer problems with the U.S. State Department&#039;s system for issuing passports and visas may have affected up to 200,000 people, it emerged Thursday, as the scale of the problem became clear for the first time.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429591/almost-200000-people-may-have-been-affected-us-visa-system-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429591/almost-200000-people-may-have-been-affected-us-visa-system-crash#comments Government IT Management Software News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:23:28 +0000 IDGNS staff 429591 at http://www.itworld.com Windows Server 2003 support expiration could push sales next year http://www.itworld.com/hardware/429586/windows-server-2003-support-expiration-could-push-sales-next-year Server sales could spike with the expiration of extended support for Microsoft&#039;s Windows Server 2003 OS in July next year, a Dell executive said.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/429586/windows-server-2003-support-expiration-could-push-sales-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/429586/windows-server-2003-support-expiration-could-push-sales-next-year#comments Hardware Operating Systems Software Windows News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:36:43 +0000 IDGNS staff 429586 at http://www.itworld.com Most USB thumb drives can be reprogrammed to silently infect computers http://www.itworld.com/hardware/429585/most-usb-thumb-drives-can-be-reprogrammed-silently-infect-computers Most USB devices have a fundamental security weakness that can be exploited to infect computers with malware in a way that cannot easily be prevented or detected, security researchers found.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/429585/most-usb-thumb-drives-can-be-reprogrammed-silently-infect-computers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/429585/most-usb-thumb-drives-can-be-reprogrammed-silently-infect-computers#comments Endpoint Security Hardware Security News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:43:42 +0000 IDGNS staff 429585 at http://www.itworld.com Who wins if Iliad buys T-Mobile? http://www.itworld.com/429583/who-wins-if-iliad-buys-t-mobile French carrier Iliad&#039;s surprise unsolicited bid for T-Mobile US may be good news for everyone but Sprint.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/429583/who-wins-if-iliad-buys-t-mobile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/429583/who-wins-if-iliad-buys-t-mobile#comments IT Management Mobile & Wireless News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:09:04 +0000 IDGNS staff 429583 at http://www.itworld.com MongoDB snags key Oracle engineer http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429575/mongodb-snags-key-oracle-engineer Upstart NoSQL software vendor MongoDB has snagged a key engineer from the ranks of Oracle, the company&#039;s largest competitor in the database software market.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429575/mongodb-snags-key-oracle-engineer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429575/mongodb-snags-key-oracle-engineer#comments IT Management Software News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:44:05 +0000 IDGNS staff 429575 at http://www.itworld.com Judge rules against Microsoft in email privacy case http://www.itworld.com/government/429574/judge-rules-against-microsoft-email-privacy-case A U.S. district court judge has ruled against Microsoft in the company&#039;s effort to oppose a U.S. government search warrant for emails stored in Ireland.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/government/429574/judge-rules-against-microsoft-email-privacy-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/government/429574/judge-rules-against-microsoft-email-privacy-case#comments Government Internet IT Management Legal Networking On-demand Software Security Unified Communications News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:03:14 +0000 IDGNS staff 429574 at http://www.itworld.com CIOs and CMOs have failure to communicate http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429569/cios-and-cmos-have-failure-communicate They don&#039;t speaking the same language, bicker about the tech budget and argue over who should take ownership of mobile apps.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429569/cios-and-cmos-have-failure-communicate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429569/cios-and-cmos-have-failure-communicate#comments Business IT Management News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:04:24 +0000 IDGNS staff 429569 at http://www.itworld.com FTC's in-app purchasing cases ignored consumer benefits, critics say http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429568/ftcs-app-purchasing-cases-ignored-consumer-benefits-critics-say The U.S. Federal Trade Commission failed to adequately consider the consumer benefits of easy in-app purchases in its recent complaints accusing Apple and Amazon.com of allowing children to buy digital products without parental permission, according to some critics of the agency.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429568/ftcs-app-purchasing-cases-ignored-consumer-benefits-critics-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429568/ftcs-app-purchasing-cases-ignored-consumer-benefits-critics-say#comments Government Internet IT Management Mobile & Wireless Networking Software News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:34:23 +0000 IDGNS staff 429568 at http://www.itworld.com Some SAP users remain unhappy with pricier Enterprise Support http://www.itworld.com/software/429564/some-sap-users-remain-unhappy-pricier-enterprise-support SAP is struggling to convince some customers that a pricier support service it introduced several years ago provides additional value compared to the standard support option.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/429564/some-sap-users-remain-unhappy-pricier-enterprise-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/429564/some-sap-users-remain-unhappy-pricier-enterprise-support#comments Software News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:53:16 +0000 IDGNS staff 429564 at http://www.itworld.com Twitter reports a rise in government data requests http://www.itworld.com/government/429555/twitter-reports-rise-government-data-requests The number of government requests worldwide seeking Twitter users&#039; data, or the removal of content, increased during the first half of 2014.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/government/429555/twitter-reports-rise-government-data-requests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/government/429555/twitter-reports-rise-government-data-requests#comments Data Protection Government Internet Networking On-demand Software Security Unified Communications News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:38:21 +0000 IDGNS staff 429555 at http://www.itworld.com HP gives OpenVMS new life http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/429548/hp-gives-openvms-new-life Hewlett-Packard has changed its direction on OpenVMS, giving the operating system -- and users -- something of a reprieve. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/429548/hp-gives-openvms-new-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/429548/hp-gives-openvms-new-life#comments Networking Operating Systems Software News OpenVMS Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:57:32 +0000 IDGNS staff 429548 at http://www.itworld.com Report: CIA improperly accessed Senate computers http://www.itworld.com/legal/429545/report-cia-improperly-accessed-senate-computers An internal CIA investigation has determined its employees improperly accessed computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee while it was working on a report about the agency&#039;s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program, according to a report by McClatchy.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/legal/429545/report-cia-improperly-accessed-senate-computers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/legal/429545/report-cia-improperly-accessed-senate-computers#comments Government IT Management Legal News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:02:14 +0000 IDGNS staff 429545 at http://www.itworld.com French carrier Iliad offers to buy T-Mobile US http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/429539/french-carrier-iliad-offers-buy-t-mobile-us French mobile operator Iliad has offered to buy T-Mobile US, the fourth-largest U.S. cellular carrier, in a bid that could complicated an offer reportedly in the works at Sprint.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/429539/french-carrier-iliad-offers-buy-t-mobile-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/429539/french-carrier-iliad-offers-buy-t-mobile-us#comments IT Management Mobile & Wireless News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:22:14 +0000 IDGNS staff 429539 at http://www.itworld.com