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Steve Johnson covers the microchip industry, cyber security and the big-technology sector that includes Hewlett-Packard, Oracle and Cisco Systems.


JPMorgan security breach may not be serious, industry group says

You know those recent reports about a major cyber attack on JPMorgan Chase and possibly other banks? Well, don't start withdrawing your cash and stuffing it under your mattress just yet. The Financial Services Information and Analysis Center - a bank Read More →

Web filled with malicious “one-day wonders,” report finds

The Internet is awash with websites and related parts called sub-domains that are chockablock with nasty malware, a new study has discovered. The report by Sunnyvale security firm Blue Coat Systems said these so-called one-day web wonders help crooks set Read More →

Smartphone mania may have foul consequence

Smartphone users yakking constantly into their devices may not be their only social offense, a new study has found. Among millennials - those 18 to 24 - 90 percent regard their phone as more important than deodorant, according to a Read More →

Kleiner Perkins reports computer theft at its Menlo Park office

Someone broke into the Menlo Park office of venture capital powerhouse Kleiner Perkins last month and took off with laptops containing social security numbers and other sensitive financial details. The company disclosed the theft in an Aug. 13 letter to the Read More →

Hackers can disrupt traffic lights, researchers discover

To the growing list of drug infusion pumps, defibrillators, refrigerators, cars, baby monitoring cameras, smart toilets and other computerized devices that have been found vulnerable to hackers, you can add one more: street semaphores. That's according to a study by Read More →

Notebook sales have rebounded after lengthy lull

How long it might last is anyone's guess, but sales of laptop computers have finally shown a little life. After seven consecutive quarters of shipment declines, the global notebook personal-computer market improved in the second quarter this year, according to preliminary Read More →
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