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Stephen Lawson

IDG News Service

Lawson is a reporter for the IDG News Service.

Recent articles by Stephen Lawson

Teen arrested in Heartbleed attack against Canadian tax site

April 16, 2014

Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly using the Heartbleed bug to steal data about taxpayers.

Ukraine tensions could hurt international security efforts, Kaspersky says

April 15, 2014

International conflicts such as the current tensions over Ukraine could stand in the way of global cooperation on cybersecurity, according to the founder of Kaspersky Lab.

Rushed Heartbleed fixes may expose users to new attacks

April 15, 2014

In the race to protect themselves from the Heartbleed vulnerability, enterprises could be opening themselves up to new attacks if they aren't careful.

With a Wi-Fi cloud service, Ruckus aims to help hotspot owners make money

April 14, 2014

The latest entrant into cloud-based Wi-Fi plans to apply the technique to public Wi-Fi hotspots, helping enterprises and service providers to better manage and monetize their networks.

Connected stuff is catching on -- just don't call it IoT

April 14, 2014

Many organizations today are looking for things that talk to the Internet. Sensors, cameras, medical equipment and even snowplows are on that wish list.

Would Amazon dare to make a phone? Of course

April 11, 2014

The idea of an Amazon smartphone, reportedly in the works for a September release, may seem far-fetched or foolhardy but isn't that big a stretch for the ambitious shopping, device and content giant.

Twitter, at least, dodged the horrors of Heartbleed

April 09, 2014

Twitter was not affected by the Heartbleed Internet vulnerability that rocked the Web security world this week, making one less password consumers need to change to protect themselves, but users still need to be careful how they respond to the threat.

AT&T cites power problem in U-verse outage

April 07, 2014

A power problem caused a widespread outage on AT&T's U-verse broadband service Monday that some customers said affected both TV and Internet service.

Amazon's Dash is a Star Trek communicator for grocery shopping

April 04, 2014

A few lucky customers of the AmazonFresh grocery store will be able to order products just by speaking into the Amazon Dash, a futuristic wand that the company started offering by invitation on Friday.

Data analytics startup SimpleQL suggests questions

April 03, 2014

SimpleQL thinks the best way to bring business intelligence to people who've never drilled into big data is to help them decide what they want to know.