Tim Greene

Tim Greene covers Microsoft for Network World and writes the Mostly Microsoft blog.


iPhones, iPads ripe for the picking

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

Citing super-busy schedule, Ballmer resigns from Microsoft board

Citing super-busy schedule, Ballmer resigns from Microsoft board

Says he’s got too much going on stay on, but he’ll hang on to his Microsoft stock....

Schneier: Cyber-retaliation like that exposed by Snowden report a bad idea

Schneier: Cyber-retaliation like that exposed by Snowden report a bad idea

The NSA program dubbed MonsterMind is dangerous in that it would enable automated retaliation against machines that launch cyber attacks with no human intervention, meaning that such counterattacks could hit innocent parties, warns...

Microsoft to support fewer IE versions

Microsoft to support fewer IE versions

Microsoft has started a 17-month campaign to upgrade customers to the newest version of Internet Explorer that their operating systems will support, which should make it simpler for the company to keep the browser secure because it...

10 ways to get noticed at Black Hat

Hint: If blue wigs and aluminum-foil hats don’t work, try free beer...

Black Hat keynote: U.S. should buy up zero day attacks for 10 times going rate

Dan Greer has other suggestions to improve cyber security that will make software vendors ‘yell bloody murder’....

Black Hat 2014: How to steal security codes from home alarm systems

A $50 device made with off the shelf hardware can....

Black Hat 2014: How to crack just about everything

From cell phones and cars to IPv6 security researchers have turned their skills against a world of technology...

Microsoft verging on single OS across all devices

Microsoft verging on single OS across all devices

Microsoft seems on the brink of announcing a major enhancement to its operating system lines, namely merging them into a single OS that could bring big benefits for corporate users....

TOR patch coming

The TOR Project thinks it has figured out how the author of a canceled Black Hat talk cracked its software to mask the source of Internet traffic, and it is working on a patch....

Apple-IBM partnership is a direct challenge to Microsoft

IBM and Apple are teaming up to create enterprise apps that can run on Apple devices that business customers can manage and secure, creating a formidable direct challenge to plans Microsoft is trying to carry out on its own....

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