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Nov 4, 2013

New BlackBerry boss John Chen out to prove skeptics wrong

Nov 4 (Reuters) – John Chen, the man charged with breathing
life into struggling BlackBerry Ltd , says he
has no intention of killing the money-losing BlackBerry handset
as he looks to turn around the smartphone maker.

“I know we have enough ingredients to build a long-term
sustainable business,” Chen said in a telephone interview with
Reuters. “I have done this before and seen the same movie
before.”

Nov 4, 2013

BlackBerry says it has no plans to shut handset unit

By Euan Rocha and Jim Finkle

(Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd has no plans to shut down its loss-making handset business, incoming interim Chief Executive John Chen said on Monday, adding that the smartphone maker has sufficient resources to stage a turnaround.

“I know we have enough ingredients to build a long-term sustainable business,” Chen said in a telephone interview with Reuters. “I have done this before and seen the same movie before.”

Oct 30, 2013

Obamacare website security at ‘high risk’ before launch -memo

BOSTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) – The security of the Obama
administration’s healthcare website was at “high risk” because
of lack of testing before it opened for enrollment on Oct. 1,
according to a government memorandum reviewed by Reuters on
Wednesday.

The HealthCare.gov site collects a trove of sensitive data
such as social security numbers, email addresses, phone numbers
and birth dates that could be used by criminals in an array of
schemes.

Oct 29, 2013

Adobe data breach more extensive than previously disclosed

BOSTON (Reuters) – Adobe Systems Inc said on Tuesday that the scope of a cyber-security breach disclosed nearly a month ago was far bigger than initially reported, with attackers obtaining data on more than 38 million customer accounts.

The software maker also said that hackers had stolen part of the source code to Photoshop editing software that is widely used by professional photographers.

Oct 8, 2013

Suspect in ‘Blackhole’ cybercrime case arrested in Russia -source

Oct 8 (Reuters) – Russian authorities have arrested a man
believed to be responsible for distributing a notorious software
kit known as “Blackhole” that is widely used by cyber criminals
to infect PCs, according to a person familiar with the
situation.

A former Russian police detective in contact with Russia’s
federal government told Reuters that the suspect, who is known
in hacking circles as “Paunch,” had been arrested. He provided
no details.

Oct 8, 2013

Microsoft awards hacking expert, repairs browser bug

BOSTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp said on
Tuesday it is paying a well-known hacking expert more than
$100,000 for finding security holes in its software, one of the
largest such bounties awarded to date by a high-tech company.

The software maker also released a much anticipated update
to Internet Explorer, which it said fixes a bug that made users
of the world’s most popular browser vulnerable to remote attack.

Oct 8, 2013

Microsoft awards over $100,000 to expert for finding bugs

By Jim Finkle

BOSTON, Oct 8(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp is paying a
hacking expert more than $100,000 for finding security holes in
its software, one of the largest such bounties awarded to date
by a high-tech company.

James Forshaw, who heads vulnerability research at
London-based security consulting firm Context Information
Security, won Microsoft’s first $100,000 bounty for identifying
a new “exploitation technique” in Windows, which will allow it
to develop defenses against an entire class of attacks, the
software maker said on Tuesday.

Oct 3, 2013
Oct 3, 2013
    • About Jim

      "Jim works in the Reuters Boston bureau covering cyber security, hacking and technology privacy issues. He’s been with Reuters since 2005. He previously covered technology, media and biotechnology for Broadcasting & Cable, the Orange County Register and Bloomberg News out Tokyo, Taipei, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Ana, California."
      Joined Reuters:
      2005
      Languages:
      English, Mandarin
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