A secret nanoscale "backdoor" etched into the silicon of a supposedly secure programmable chip could give cyberattackers access to classified US weapons systems, including guidance, flight control, networking, and communications systems, according to a new report by cybersecurity researchers in Britain. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
This particular type of cyber-crime, if left unchecked, represents a significant danger to the long-term national and economic security of the United States or any nation targeted for attack.
As Research In Motion enlists Wall Street's help, CNBC contributor and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina cautioned against moving to heat-sensitive touch-screens because women’s “fingers are colder.”
Amid the uproar about unmanned aircraft, researchers have been experimenting with the technology for years in many fields including combat.
Oracle is attracting upside option activity as the database giant attempts to rally off a nine-month support level.
Apple CEO Tim Cook admitted the Ping social network has failed to excite most users, hinted at closer relations with Facebook, and called gaming on the TV "could be interesting" for Apple.
Olympus is expected to reach a £10 milliom ($16 million) settlement with its former chief executive, Michael Woodford, who was summarily fired last year after he raised questions about $1 billion in suspicious payments made by the Japanese optical equipment maker. The FT reports.
After Hewlett-Packard announced plans to reduce the largest amount of workers in its 73-year history by cutting 27,000 jobs, Jason Noland, analyst for the firm Robert W. Baird, said the firm risks losing key staff to Silicon Valley.
As the two longest wars in American history come to a close, and defense spending decelerates, defense contractors are quickly devising ways to alter their war-time technology for commercial and civilian use.
The computer maker beat on earnings and announced plans to lay off 27,000 employees, or 8% of its workforce. Shares rose after-hours.
Hewlett-Packard’s expected restructuring announcement is “just the beginning” for the personal computer maker if Chief Executive Meg Whitman shifts to a digital strategy, says Mark Stahlman, director at TMT Strategies.
With gold prices surging in recent years, the semiconductor industry has been increasingly replacing the precious metal with the more affordable copper in the wire bonding process, leading to huge savings in the cost of manufacturing a chip.
Riverbed Technology continues to make a case against itself for why it deserves any consideration among the ranks of the top cloud computing companies.
There's a good chance you are operating servers and other equipment that are, quite frankly, zombies. They’re achieving nothing as they sap energy, power and other resources from your business.
The U.S. economy "looks healthy and is in pretty good shape" compared with other developed countries, despite data showing cooling growth in the first quarter, hedge fund investor Barton Biggs told CNBC Friday
In this Guest Blog, former CEO Carly Fiorina shares her thoughts on the announcement that several tech billionaires are going to bankroll a venture to mine asteroids writing, "thank goodness America still has visionaries who understand that we must lead in space."
I have recently found myself secretly admiring the recent performance of one of Cisco’s chief rivals in F5 Networks, a company that I continue to consider grossly expensive by many standards — not the least of which stems from its price-to-earnings ratio of 42.
Chip giant Qualcomm continues to affirm exactly why I think it has one of the best businesses not only among the semiconductors, but in the entire market.
MIPS Technologies wants to be acquired, and the bulls jumped into the name yesterday.
RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Sue told CNBC Qualcomm shares can go higher as it takes advantage of having its chips in products using Apple’s or Google’s Android operating systems.
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