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Premium-Inhalt. Mahindra Satyam, like many other India-based offshore firms in recent years, is expanding its presence in the U.S.
Premium-Inhalt. Artema Hybrid, a point-of-sale (PoS) terminal manufactured by U.S.-based VeriFone Systems, is vulnerable to attacks that could allow cybercriminals to steal payment card data and PIN numbers or alter transactions, according to security researchers from German security research firm Security Research Labs (SRLabs).According to VeriFone, the Artema Hybrid devices are primarily distributed on the German market and have been designed to meet the security requirements of the Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft (DK) -- the organization that represents the interest of the German banking industry.The software running on the device -- commonly referred to as the firmware -- in the network stack -- the set of libraries that handle network communications, Karsten Nohl, the founder and chief scientist of SRLabs, said on Thursday.An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code on the device. The SRLabs researchers even altered their test unit to run PONG -- an old arcade game, Nohl said.However, attackers could use this kind of unauthorized access to record the magnetic stripe data of payment cards inserted into the device, as well as the corresponding PIN number inputted by the customer.Under normal device operation, the PIN numbers should be encrypted with an encryption key stored in a protected hardware security module inside the device.However, there are different modes of operation, some that encrypt the PIN number and some that don't, Nohl said. An attacker could alter the device to trick users into exposing their PIN numbers when encryption is not used.In addition to capturing payment card data and PIN numbers, attackers can also alter transactions, can report transactions that never happened to the payment processing server and, more interestingly, can generate transactions for future points in time, Nohl said. All of this is possible for the EMV cards that are widely deployed in Europe, he said.
Premium-Inhalt. The PC game download service Steam has launched its annual summer sale, starting with huge discounts on popular games such as Portal 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Premium-Inhalt. Yahoo today confirmed that 450,000 unencrypted usernames and passwords were stolen Wednesday from one of its services, although it downplayed the threat.
Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration's first step toward developing a consensus on mobile privacy standards may be the wrong step, privacy advocates said.
Premium-Inhalt. The (CPI) has opened the doors its Integrated Smart Systems (ISS) facility in Sedgefield, Country Durham: a Â£2m development with the ability to created printed electronic projects using a setup similar to a traditional print press.
Premium-Inhalt. Benchmark service Geekbench has reported somebody testing out a new type of Pro with a smaller 13in Retina Display screen.
Premium-Inhalt. The city of San Francisco is to suspend buying Apple computers following the companies decision to stop participation of the EPEAT system (used by government departments to determine the environmental impact of technology).
Premium-Inhalt. Photos of an 'engineering sample' of the Apple iPad mini surfaced yesterday. But are they real or fake?
Premium-Inhalt. Adobe has acknowledged what InDesign users have been pointing out since mid-June--that versions CS5, CS5.5, and CS6 will cause a system and/or application crash on the new 2012 models of Apple's MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, and Retina MacBook Pros, under certain circumstances, such as when the program displays a warning dialog box.
Premium-Inhalt. The news that Apple has voluntarily (the system used by US government organisations to help base purchasing decisions based on environmental impact) is raising more than a few eyebrows inside the tech industry.
Premium-Inhalt. Ultrabook makers are "facing threats from Apple" and its MacBook Air design patents, according to reports.
Premium-Inhalt. The Wi-Fi Direct standard may get a much-needed boost next year from work by the Wi-Fi Alliance to make it easier to use for both consumers and developers.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's hiring managers are required to answer three unusual questions on each candidate referral form, in order to determine whether the potential employee will provide the high standard of customer service Apple is known for.
Premium-Inhalt. Currys has released its list of predicted top sellers for Christmas, and many believe that no. 4, "Apple mystery product", is the iPad mini.
Premium-Inhalt. An analyst has predicted that Apple will not reach forecasted Mac sales in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2012, due to the increase in people opting to buy an iPad instead.
Premium-Inhalt. Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft, has used an interview with to sound a ringing statement of intent in his firm's ongoing war with Apple. Microsoft will fight Apple on every front there is, Ballmer said.
Premium-Inhalt. Yesterday, we reported that , the man who accused Apple of ill-treating its factory workers through his one-man show, has invited media critics to watch a revised version of the monologue. Now, it has been revealed that Apple co-founder will be appearing alongside Daisey in a special performance of "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs."
Premium-Inhalt. has released an update for 14.2.3 that resolves a security vulnerability with the program.
Premium-Inhalt. The casting of the Steve Jobs biopic continues, with relative newcomer Giles Matthey cast as Apple's Senior Vice President of Design, Sir Jonathan 'Jony' Ive. Matthey will join who plays the role of Steve Jobs.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's third founder, , will be officially opening , the UK Apple expo, it has been announced.
Premium-Inhalt. Photographs of what appears to be an iPhone 5 engineering sample have emerged, showing a taller, , in keeping with previous rumours and alleged of the upcoming device.
Premium-Inhalt. HTC will launch a follow up to the in the UK.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple does the corporate recruiting dance, one NBA player taps his way to a new salary, and nobody puts Woz in a corner. The remainders for Wednesday, July 11, 2012 are cutting a rug.
Premium-Inhalt. Senior Obama administration officials on Wednesday expressed concern about the escalating patent wars that have gripped the wireless industry, warning a Senate panel that the import bans that litigants such as division and have been seeking could pose significant harm to consumers by driving up prices and limiting choice.
Premium-Inhalt. Here's a good idea. New York City wants to repurpose old pay phone kiosks by turning the locations into Wi-Fi hotspots across the city's five boroughs.
Premium-Inhalt. You don't have to be a high-level executive or small business owner to feel overwhelmed by email. Everyone gets far too many messages these days, even those who use email primarily for personal reasons. That's where The Bat! comes in: The Home Edition ($35, thirty-day free trial) of this email client is designed to help you handle all of your email with ease. But like its counterpart, using it can feel a whole lot like work.
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Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has launched Bing Fund, an angel fund with an incubator program that will make Microsoft resources available to startups and potentially provide it with acquisition targets in the future, Microsoft said in a Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. CNet chronicles Netflix's near-death experience, The Daily may be on death's door, and one notable individual thinks many patents should die off. The remainders for Thursday, July 12, 2012 are dead; they just don't know it yet.
Premium-Inhalt. Since the Hong Kong SAR government's establishment of the OGCIO--and its ditching of the , many local ICT pros and startups have slammed the government's lukewarm attitude towards the industry's development.
Premium-Inhalt. With Myanmar's recent political reforms, research firm IDC believes there are market opportunities for vendors to venture into and position themselves as leaders.
Premium-Inhalt. In a world buzzing with gadgets like smartphones and tablets and the expectation of always-on and 24x7 tech support, what are the most demanding IT jobs?
Premium-Inhalt. Donald Farmer, VP for Product Management at business intelligence (BI) technology provider QlikTech, spoke with MIS Asia recently about the new face of business analytics. Find below the expurgated transcript of the first part of our interview.
Premium-Inhalt. Intel's original concept referred to ultraportable, ultraslim Windows laptops with a premium design and strict constraints on thickness and specs. But these days, vendors seem to label every semislim ultraportable they sell as an Ultrabook, and Intel has stretched the definition to include laptops that aren't in the same aesthetic league.
Premium-Inhalt. Imagine this: You start out making music for fun in your parent's basement. You post some of your songs online. People discover them and like what they hear, and suddenly you have a fanbase. You sign a record deal, create a few albums, and . And it all started in a basement. Sounds pretty improbable, doesn't it?
Premium-Inhalt. Starting in the summer of 2010, Valve decided that they weren't receiving enough of our hard-earned income; they needed more. They figured that the best way to get to us was to question our impulse control. If they put up new games at 60 percent off, could we hold out on the purchase? They knew the answer before the sale even started, and so did we; abandon all hope, ye who enter the 2012 Steam Summer Sale. I have terrible impulse control, I can admit that. It wasn't really ever a problem for me before though, because I would have to go to the store and pick something up. I learned to decide what I actually needed before heading to the checkout, so I was able to manage it pretty well. Of course, that all changes when the checkstand is only one more click away and there isn't someone staring at you purchasing all this random stuff that you don't need. I'm pretty hopeless when it comes to online shopping. I find myself purchasing silly (but awesome) things like because it only takes a few clicks and can be here in two days thanks to Amazon Prime. That thought of "Do I really want this?" doesn't even cross my mind when something is 60 percent off and immediately downloadable. That's where the trouble with the Steam sale really strikes; the deals are so great, I don't even stop to think. This sale goes on for ten days, so I'm sure there will be more great deals too. With the dozens of individual games and collection packs on sale, there's something available at a significantly discounted price for every type of gamer. I personally am really interested in the , , , , and Collections. That's a whole lot of games. These are generally bundle packs of games that are grouped together and sell for ~$50. If you're unclear about how great of a deal that is, the Sega collection has 71 games in it; that's less than ONE dollar per game. The 2K Games pack even includes Spec Ops: The Line, which sells for $44.99 by itself, so you're really getting five great games and Duke Nukem Forever included for only $5 more. If you aren't big on the idea of spending $50, there's plenty of other games available like for $5(!!), for $2.50, for $7.50, and for $15. Those are great deals for any one of those titles, but the fact that you could get all four for $30? The mind boggles. I'm not sure how long I'll make it into the week before I buckle and start purchasing things left and right, but when I do, rest assured that I will continue to be proud of (the lion's share of which has barely been played). With the amazing deals each day, I end up buying things that I will probably never get around to playing, simply because they are a great deal. I probably haven't bought anywhere near the number of games that most do during Steam sales, but it sure is a great opportunity to pick up some great games on the cheap.
Premium-Inhalt. Most of us have that "one person" in our lives, that individual who seems pathologically incapable of keeping their hardware free of electronic miscreants for more than a week. No matter how many times you remind them not to click on those "You have just won the Brooklyn Bridge" ads, they just keep going back like bloatware-loving lemmings. It's infuriating and it's the reason why you should fund .
Premium-Inhalt. The news-sharing website Digg will be acquired by technology investment firm Betaworks, according to blog posts put out by both companies.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple on Thursday released , an update to iPhoto '11 for Mac, featuring two bug fixes.
Premium-Inhalt. NTI Echo 3 ($20, buy-only) is a copying utility that makes cloning hard drives and partitions dirt simple. It works well, and it's relatively inexpensive.
Premium-Inhalt. The references books I used to thumb through on rainy day visits to the library as a kid--your almanacs, your encyclopedias, your reference books--are all going digital. If the results are as good as what has to offer, that's not a bad trend at all.
Premium-Inhalt. Anticipation of 8 devices coming out this fall has predictably led to sluggish sales of PCs in the past quarter as customers wait to decide whether they want in on the new operating system, according to an IDC report.
Premium-Inhalt. Oracle is planning to deliver 88 security fixes next Tuesday for a wide range of its products, according to a pre-release announcement on Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. A Yahoo security breach that exposed 450,000 usernames and passwords from a site on the huge web portal indicates that the company failed to take even basic precautions to protect the data.
Premium-Inhalt. has stopped streaming recent full episodes of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the Colbert Report on Viacom-owned sites as part of the company's widening dispute with satellite cable provider DirecTV. The popular comedy shows are still available on sites such as Hulu.com, but Viacom pulled recent full episodes from its own sites in an attempt to put pressure on the satellite TV provider. Viacom still has about 4,500 older full episodes online for streaming, and show clips are still available. Both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are currently on summer hiatus.
Premium-Inhalt. If Chinese-based computer manufacturer Lenovo keeps moving at its current pace, the company will surpass Hewlett-Packard as the world's largest PC maker by the beginning of 2013, industry analysts say.