Microsoft has released details of a new way to login into their devices. The user will touch an image stored on their device in a particular pattern of circles, swipes or taps to enable them access to their device. The novel log on process is designed for tablet devices as it was felt that standard passwords would be too ‘cumbersome’ for tablets.
BT has filed a law suit against Google for alleged infringements on a number of its patents. BT have said the infringements concern ‘service provision system for communication networks, navigation information system, storage and retrieval of location based information in a distributed network of data storage devices, telecommunications apparatus and method, and communications node for providing network based information services.
The new release streamlines management of file and print networks, gives you more flexibility and helps lower costs with capabilities such as:
Full support for VMware virtualization
Quick and easy updates and patches
Reduction in power consumption
Novell say they have responded to customers requests for Open Enterprise Server on the latest version of SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server.
YouTube have announced the launch of an educational version of the popular video sharing network. The school friendly site will contain educational videos but be free from the usual distractions of music videos or funny viral videos.
The new service allows schools to turn on a network setting that means pupils can only access content from YouTube EDU - the site's section for education videos.
HP has announced they are giving their WebOS to the open source community to advance a ‘new generation of application and devices’. HP says they will also continue to invest in the project. This development was not an unexpected one the HP TouchPad, launched in April 2010, was withdrawn from sale after receiving mixed reviews.
Senior security researcher David Emm at Kaspersky Lab has conducted an online survey of 1300 IT professionals in 11 countries. The aim was to discover they level of comprehension of IT security issues, within organisations. He was surprised to find the ‘low level’ of awareness regarding potential IT security issues amongst employees.
Thierry Brenton CEO at ATOS technology has recently announced he will be banning all internal email within his organisation. Instead employees will be encouraged to use other forms of communication, such as instant messaging or social media, in a bid to cut time wasting and improve data management within the organisation.
According to the BBC about 6% of Britain's home computers have been hijacked by criminals and formed into networks known as botnets. Botnets are a network of hijacked computers which hackers use to send out unsolicited emails or spread malware. However botnet infestation is evolving and criminals are starting to target mobile devices.