McAfee is tapping into the cloud for a new service designed to offer companies real-time malware protection without the need for any local resources.
McAfee said its new SaaS Web Protection, which launched Tuesday, combines the reporting capabilities from its other products with the same cloud-based platform found in its MX Logic service, which the company acquired almost a year ago.
Relying on its own Global Threat Intelligence network, automated sensors, and a group of more than 350 security experts, McAfee said the new service will be able to detect and predict security threats to customers in real time.
Mozilla pushed out a minor update to Firefox on Saturday, slightly adjusting the new plug-in crash protection feature that was introduced last week. Firefox 3.6.6 for Windows and Linux delays the amount of time that the plug-in protection module will wait before terminating an unresponsive plug-in.
Mozilla evangelist Mike Beltzner said in a blog post on Saturday that although Firefox 3.6.4 was beta-tested with nearly 1 million users, after its release the company began hearing complaints from some users, especially those playing games on older computers. The crash protection feature would only wait 10 seconds before … Read more
Listening to marketing messages from companies such as Apple and Google, one might think HTML5, the next-generation Web page standard, is ready to take the Net by storm.
But the words of those producing the specification show an HTML governance process that can be stormy, fractious, and far from settled down. The World Wide Web Consortium's return to HTML standardization after years of absence has produced tensions with the more informal Web Hypertext Application Working Group (WHATWG) that shouldered the HTML burden during that absence.
Some of the differences are relatively minor, and there are strong incentives to converge the two drafts of the HTML5 specification so that browser makers and Web developers aren't faced with the prospect of incompatibilities. In the meantime, though, the overseers of the Web are clashing during a time when their important new standard is just arriving in the spotlight.
"It's not an ideal situation. You want as much energy devoted to improving the spec and as little lost to the friction costs," said Mike Shaver, Mozilla's vice president of engineering. In the long run, though, Shaver said, it's like writing software, where improvements cause temporary disruptions: "Sometimes you add something new, you have stability problems, you clean them up before they ship." … Read more
The iPhone 4 is racking up the superlatives and sales numbers, but the Motorola Droid X is coming, packing one killer feature the iPhone lacks.
Let me begin with a caveat: The Droid X is still untested in the field, so we won't know until after July 15 whether it harbors any serious user issues. That said, it already has me drooling over its impressive feature set and design.
Though the 4.3-inch display (in the case of already-small smartphone displays, bigger is better), the Flash 10.1 support, DLNA streaming, and the Texas Instruments 1GHz ARM processor are … Read more
Apple's latest phone hit stores Thursday to lines of people--some of whom waited six hours to buy one.
But almost as soon as the device arrived on the doorsteps of customers who placed early preorders came scattered reports of reception problems, discolored spots on the screen, easily scratched exteriors, and issues with third-party accessory connections.
Being popular and being perfect are definitely two different things.
Chrome 5.0.375.86, the stable version of Chrome released Thursday for Windows, Mac, and Linux, extends the plug-in to the mainstream version of Google's browser. Previously it was only in the developer and beta releases, and because of some hiccups it was disabled for a time there.
The new version also fixes five security bugs, including one involving a cross-site scripting vulnerability that had been fixed earlier but that … Read more
The iPhone 4, at its core, is tantamount to Apple offering a handheld version of the iPad, according to a report.
The iPhone 4 has so many internal similarities to the iPad that it could, in this respect, be labeled an iPad Nano, according to analysts from TechInsights cited in an article from EE Times.
In a teardown of the iPhone 4, TechInsights found "at least seven chips from the...Apple tablet," according to the report. TechInsights will come out later with a full report on the teardown of iPhone 4. TechInsights is a division of United Business … Read more