Netflix, which has long had a love-hate relationship with the cable industry, could finally be looking to get cozier with US pay-TV providers.
According to a report in Sunday's Wall Street Journal, Netflix is in talks with Comcast, Suddenlink Communications, and other service providers to offer its online video service as an app on their set-top boxes.
However, the talks are in early stages and no deal is imminent, people familiar with the matter told the Journal.
Microsoft may be aiming to replace the famous (or infamous) browser cookie with its own brand of tracking technology.
The company is purportedly developing a technology that would track user activity not only on the Web but on Windows-based mobile devices and even the Xbox console, according to AdAge. Citing "sources close to the company not authorized to speak publicly about Microsoft's plans," AdAge said that the technology is in the early stages with no clear time frame as to when it would appear on all devices.
Microsoft didn't quite confirm the news to AdAge but … Read more
Pushed both by corporate desires for better security and less wholesome motives, the market for finding security holes is getting bigger.
In an attempt to improve security for software it and many others use on the Internet, Google said Wednesday it's offering to pay programmers $500 to $3,133.70 for changes that make widely used open-source software less vulnerable to attack.
Google executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says he believes his company's mobile platform is more secure than iOS.
Speaking at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo on Monday, Schmidt was pressed on Android security by Gartner analyst David Willis, who noted that many people say Android is not secure. Schmidt was quick to respond, indicating that a comparative analysis is needed to fully evaluate his company's mobile operating system.
"Our Web site was hijacked for a small period of time, during which attackers redirected our Web site to another IP address," the company said in a statement. "We can confirm that no user data was lost or compromised. We are committed to user security and are working with our domain … Read more
Come Tuesday, people should begin to see colorful newly redesigned $100 bills in circulation. This is good news for shops and businesses that need to verify the money and bad news for counterfeiters.
The Federal Reserve Board, which hasn't been shuttered in the government shutdown, announced that the new Benjamin Franklins will make their debut chockfull of security features -- most notably a blue 3D security ribbon and a color-changing image of the Liberty Bell.
The security ribbon is said to be easy for people to verify but difficult for counterfeiters to replicate. It's a blue ribbon woven … Read more
The NSA has been able to use ad networks like Google's, and The Onion Router's own entry and exit nodes on the Internet, to follow some Tor users, according to a new report based on documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden and obtained by security researcher Bruce Schneier with the Guardian. Tor is primarily funded by the US State Department and the Department of Defense, home of the NSA.
Apple's Control Center in iOS 7 makes it easier to access certain functions, but a recently released study from security researchers suggests it might be causing harm.
Security researchers at German firm SR Labs posted a video to YouTube recently showing how the easy access to Airplane Mode in Apple's Control Center could give hackers the extra time they need to exploit a device.
Here's how the scenario could play out: a hacker steals an iPhone running iOS 7. As soon as they get their hands on the locked device, they open Control Center from the lock … Read more
A federal grand jury has indicted 13 alleged members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous in connection with online attacks targeting financial institutions, trade groups, and government entities.
The 28-page indictment, unsealed Thursday in a U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., charge the defendants with conspiracy to intentionally cause damage to a protected computer as part of an anti-copyright campaign called "Operation Payback."
Prosecutors allege that the 13 launched a series of distributed denial-of-service attacks beginning in 2010 on the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America, and the U.S. Copyright Office in … Read more