Microsoft may have provided the media with a rough estimation of when Windows 10 will be made available, but it looks like AMD has spilled the beans on when the new operating system will be launched. The information was accidentally revealed during the company’s latest earnings call last week when CEO Lisa Su answered a question about inventory.
The fallout from Sony Picture’s massive data breach is still happening. Documents stolen in the breach have made their way to WikiLeaks, and are now available for anyone to search and read. It’s not exactly award winning literature, but it should provide some gems for movie enthusiasts to discover.
Valve has opened a beta test for two factor authentication login on its Android and iOS apps. The Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator works similar to Blizzards Battle.net authenticator in that it will provide codes to a user to input while logging in. Of course, this could potentially mean it has the same problems as the Battle.net authenticator.
The European Commission has formally announced that it is opening an anti-trust probe into Google’s business practices. This probe concerns the way Google ranks search results for goods and services, as well as a secondary look into whether Android is creating stifling innovation and creativity.
Google Malaysia’s homepage is back to normal after going down for almost 24 hours yesterday. Users trying to access the site from a desktop computer were redirected to a page proclaiming that it had been hacked by a Bangladeshi group. MYNIC, the .my domain name administrator who was the real victim of the attack, has issued a statement about what happened.
Kaspersky has published a partial solution to the CoinVault ransomware problem that has been going around. The security company, working with the Netherlands National Prosecutors Office, managed to get their hands on a CoinVault control and command server which provided a host of decryption keys.
It turns out that using certain LG monitors for their split screen capabilities may be opening users to security problems. This stems from the fact that the drivers for the monitors disable Windows User Account Controls, which were put in place to ensure that unwanted software doesn’t install itself on computers.
Former smartphone maker Nokia is reportedly considering the sale of its mapping business to boost its credit rating. Nokia still operates one of the most comprehensive mapping services in the world through HERE maps, which provides data to automobile satnav makers and other technology companies like Microsoft and Yahoo.
Several anti-censorship site came under DDoS attack last month, an act that investigators noted came out of China. While many suspected that the Great Firewall of China was being turned into a weapon, the truth has turned out to be much worse. Calling it the “Great Cannon”, researchers have uncovered details about China’s latest internet weapon.