A zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 let hackers compromise a U.S. Department of Labor website linked to a database used by former Energy Department employees who had worked with nuclear weapons or uranium. That database was also used by Labor Department claims examiners.
Security firm Invincea, which reported the attack, has advanced the possibility that the hackers were compromising one U.S. government department in order to attack another.
Internet Explorer 8 is still the most-used version of Microsoft's web browser family, according to data from Net Applications. Late Friday, Microsoft posted word that it had discovered an exploit in the browser but noted the issue issue does not appear to affect any other versions.
Over the last six months, Apple earned $22 billion on revenues of over $98 billion, while selling 85 million iPhones and 42 million iPads globally. The profits Apple is now earning in mobile dwarf the best mobile profit performance records set by Nokia in 2008 by more than a factor of three. Why are Apple's competitors not beating back its advances?
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Having created yourself a super-safe alpha-numeric password that few people could hack you may be confident. What do you then do if you realise you’ve forgot Windows password and locked yourself out?
INVESTMENT FIRM Value Act reportedly has taken a $2bn stake in Microsoft.
Microsoft's stagnant share price has made the firm unattractive to many investors looking to make a quick buck off volatility. However the firm has reportedly caught the eye of investment firm Value Act, which according to CNBC has made a $2bn investment in Microsoft stock.