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Tim Greene covers security and keeps an eye on Microsoft for Network World.

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Researchers: iPhones, iPads connected to Windows PCs are at risk

At the USENIX Security Symposium, Georgia Tech researchers show how PC botnets could infect iOS devices to steal passwords.

EFF: Trust Twitter--but not Apple or Verizon--to protect your privacy

Twitter and Internet service provider Sonic.net scored a perfect six in the third annual Electronic Frontier Foundation “Who Has Your Back?” report.

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iOS devices hobble Exchange servers when they sync

Microsoft and Apple recommend that businesses deny certain iPhones, iPads and iPods access to Calendar items.

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Microsoft, Apple free to flex Nortel patent muscles

Apple, Microsoft and a handful of other tech companies are now free to license $4.5 billion in patents they bought at auction last year from bankrupt Nortel.

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Iridium creates link from iPhones to satellites

Iridium is introducing a new satellite phone and access point that enable communications anywhere on the face of the Earth from Blackberry and Android devices. It will offer support for Apple’s iOS-based gear later this year.

Dropbox fixed several security holes found by researchers

Files entrusted to cloud-storage provider Dropbox were susceptible to unauthorized access via three attacks devised by security researchers, the researchers said.


Black Hat: Apple does well, Microsoft does better with enterprise security

While still not great, the operating systems behind Apple desktops, laptops and phones are getting more secure, researchers at Black Hat say.

iPad-controlled supercomputing as a service coming this fall

Supercomputing as a service that can be controlled from an iPad could pop out of academia as soon as this fall in the form of a commercial service.

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Study: Top websites have an iPad preference

The top 500 websites are catering more to the iPad than they are to Android tablets, according to tests by Blaze Software.

iPad corporate security gets boost from GroupLogic

Businesses can now grant iPads safe remote access to files using new software designed to meet enterprise management and security concerns.


Microsoft preps Apple iPhone VoIP, conferencing client

Microsoft is coming out with an iPhone application that lets the users participate in conferences mediated by the company's Lync unified communications platform...

Sophos: Android Market's instant app download a security threat

Security firm Sophos says that Android Market's instant-download feature could open up Android devices to malicious downloads from attackers.

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Social networking security threats taken too lightly

There's a gap between reports of malware generated from social networking sites and the potential threat businesses perceive, according to results of Sophos' latest report.

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iPhones and Droids could speed medical tests, cut costs

Patients may soon be able to cut health care costs by running blood tests off their iPhones and Droids and having the results automatically forwarded to their doctors, according to new discoveries by researchers at the University of Rhode Island.