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  • Jan 4- A central European security software firm said on Monday that a cyber attack last month in Ukraine was broader than initially reported last week when the nation's secret police blamed a power outage on Russia. Ukraine's SBU state security service responded by blaming Russia and the energy ministry in Kiev set up a commission to investigate the matter.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 4- Microsoft Corp's latest operating system, Windows 10, is running on 200 million devices in what the company said was the fastest adoption rate of any of its operating systems. Much of the growth comes from retail consumers, with devices such as Microsoft's Xbox gaming console helping drive adoption of Windows 10, the company said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 4- Microsoft Corp's latest operating system, Windows 10, is running on 200 million devices in what the company said was the fastest adoption rate of any of its operating systems. Windows 10, which the company released as a free download in July, powers both personal computers and devices like phones. Just over two months ago, Chief Executive...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 23- A Juniper Networks Inc software coding vulnerability disclosed last week shows the dangers of any weaknesses built into encryption technology, according to computer security experts. Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Saturday called for greater collaboration between Silicon Valley and government...

  • BOSTON, Dec 21- Networking equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc said on Monday it has launched a product review to look for tampering after rival Juniper Networks Inc's disclosure it found code in firewall software that made in vulnerable to cyber attacks. That prompted the code review by Cisco. "I can't imagine there is a major vendor that isn't doing a major code...

  • BOSTON, Dec 21- Cisco Systems Inc said on Monday that it is reviewing its product code for "malicious modification" in the wake of rival Juniper Networks Inc's disclosure last week that it had found unauthorized code in its firewall software. The company said in a blog posting that it so far has "no indication of unauthorized code" in its products, but that it was...

  • US STOCKS-Futures lower as crude prices drag Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 7:23 AM ET

    *The dollar index, however, shed some of its post-Fed rate hike gains on Friday, after the Bank of Japan reorganized its stimulus program. *Carnival Corp shares were up 1.2 percent at $51.06, ahead of its quarterly results before the bell. *Qihoo 360 was up 2.8 percent at $73.80 after the Chinese mobile security software maker said it would be taken private for about...

  • BOSTON, Nov 24- U.S. retailers are hunting for evidence of new breaches leading into the holiday shopping season after a cyber intelligence firm privately warned them about payment-card-stealing malware that it said evades almost all security software. "This is by far the most sophisticated point-of-sale malware seen to date," said Maria Noboa, lead technical...

  • Going to China? Read this before you email anybody Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    Tourist in Shanghai China

    When traveling abroad, it is important to protect your email communication and prevent hackers from stealing private information.

  • T-Mobile provides streaming without data charges Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 4:53 PM ET
    John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile at Code Mobile

    CEO John Legere announced that T-Mobile will allow some subscribers to stream videos for free. Re/code reports.

  • Nov 5- Symantec Corp, best known for its Norton antivirus software, posted quarterly profit above estimates as its core security business shows signs of growth. "The security business seems to be showing signs of stabilization with some potential for growth while now they are finally loading the Veritas black cloud off of the Symantec story," FBR Capital Markets&...

  • Oct 22- Microsoft Corp reported a 6.6 fall in quarterly adjusted revenue, as a strong dollar hit sales from outside the United States and a weak personal computer market limited demand for its mainstay Windows operating system. Under Chief Executive Satya Nadella, Microsoft has been shifting its focus to software and cloud services as demand for the Windows...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BRUSSELS, Oct 7- U.S. businesses from online coupon company RetailMeNot Inc to security software company Symantec Corp said a European change to rules governing data transatlantic personal data transfers would hurt U.S. companies and called for a quick fix. "The biggest fear is they'll lose the opportunity to provide data services in Europe," said...

  • Sept 25- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Google Inc is using its Android mobile operating system to stifle competition, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. Reuters reported in April that some technology companies had complained to the U.S. Department of Justice about Google's anti-competitive practices and urged the...

  • Sept 25- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Google Inc stifled competitors' access to its Android mobile-operating system, Bloomberg reported. FTC officials have met with representatives of technology companies who said Google gives priority to its own services on the Android platform, while restricting others, Bloomberg reported,...

  • Microsoft begins worldwide release of Office 2016 Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    Sept 22- Microsoft Corp said it began the worldwide roll-out of Office 2016, the latest addition to its cloud-based subscription service Office 365, on Tuesday. Microsoft said Office 2016 brings new versions of desktop apps for Windows including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Access and allows people to collaborate and work together.

  • Sept 16- Oracle Corp's sales fell more than expected in the first quarter, hurt by a strong dollar and a continued drop in licensed software sales and the company warned revenue could fall in the current quarter even on a constant currency basis. Like its rivals such as SAP, IBM Corp and Microsoft Corp, Oracle is striving to boost Internet-based software sales to...

  • The attacks replace the operating system used in network equipment from Cisco, the world's biggest maker of routers, the computer forensic arm of U.S. security research firm FireEye, Mandiant, said on Tuesday. Separately, Cisco confirmed that it had alerted customers to these attacks on Cisco operating system software platforms. "If you own the router, you own the...

  • Microsoft sets Oct. 6 event for Windows 10 devices Monday, 14 Sep 2015 | 12:32 PM ET

    Sept 14- Microsoft Corp sent out invitations on Monday for an event on Oct. 6, where it is expected to unveil new devices that run on Windows 10, its latest operating system. "We're eager to share some exciting news about Windows 10 devices," a Microsoft spokeswoman said. Microsoft is expected to unveil devices such as the Surface Pro 4 tablet, the Microsoft Band 2...

  • U.S. cyber security firm Tanium valued at $3.5 billion Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 2- Cyber security software firm Tanium has raised $120 million from investment firms as more U.S. federal agencies rely on its technology to fend off attacks from nation-states and hackers, the company announced Wednesday. "They built something which will likely never be built again," said Bryan Taylor, a partner with TPG Capital, a private...