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Oracle issues more fixes for bug-prone Java

Oracle has just issued another raft of fixes for its widely used Java software, which has a reputation as one of the buggiest products on the market. Over the past year, the Redwood City tech giant has issued numerous software patches Read More →

Heartbleed bug even buggier than first thought

The so-called Heartbleed bug not only is turning out to be among the most widespread cyber vulnerabilities around, it's also proving tough to detect. London-based security firm Hut3 has found that 95 percent of the software tools designed to determine whether Read More →

Heartbleed bug bites Canada’s tax agency

The Heartbleed bug, the software vulnerability that has exposed vast numbers of websites to hackers, is beginning to claim victims. On Monday, Canada's tax collector — the Canada Revenue Agency — disclosed that it "has been notified by the Government of Read More →

Hewlett-Packard agrees to $108 million fine for foreign bribes

Hewlett-Packard said Wednesday it will pay federal investigators a $108 million fine to resolve allegations that its subsidiaries bribed officials in Poland, Russia and Mexico to win business contracts. The technology giant said the payment will be made to the U.S. Read More →

Symantec cites big increase in major data breaches

With a new study out today, Mountain View security company Symantec offers more evidence that cyber crooks are getting increasingly sophisticated and hitting harder than ever before. "The size and scope of breaches is exploding, putting the trust and reputation Read More →

Symantec reportedly preparing defense against investor activists

Having just ousted its CEO, Mountain View computer security company Symantec now reportedly is hoping to keep its investors from staging a corporate coup. The company, which on March 20 fired chief executive Steve Bennett less than two years after he Read More →
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