BlackBerry confirms it will launch a new Android smartphone called Priv

BlackBerry has in spite of everything confirmed its intentions to launch an Android smartphone, after months of speculation and leaks. In its second quarter financial results, BlackBerry today said it “plans to launch a flagship handheld device with a purpose to run on the Android operating system with BlackBerry security.” Early rumors suggested it would be […]

Palo Alto Networks closer to IPO, sets price range at $34-$37 a share

Firewall security company Palo Alto Networks priced the shares for its initial public offering today, setting the range at $34 to $37 a share. Palo Alto filed to go public in April this year, with expectations of raising $175 million in the offering. That is now bumped up to $263,810,000 if its shares sell at […]

Cloud data-protection firm PerspecSys raises $12M, plans for global sales push

PerspecSys, the Toronto-based cloud data protection company, has closed $12 million in its second round of funding. The company plans to make use of the capital injection to further develop global sales and marketing efforts and continue product development. The company supports quite a few popular cloud-based applications, such as and Oracle CRM On […]

Syrian Electronic Army hijacked Skype's Twitter, Facebook, and blog (update)

Updated at 8:30 a.m. Pacific with a observation from Microsoft Visitors to Skype’s social media services and products may have seen some surprising messages the day past about the civil war in Syria. “Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army.. Stop Spying!” [sic] read one. “Don’t use Microsoft emails (hotmail,outlook), They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data […]

Unlucky number 13? New Firefox browser version exposes private data

The latest update to web browser Firefox may have an unlucky number, but it certainly has an unlucky feature: a privacy slip that could allow anyone the usage of your computer to view private, encrypted pages that you previously visited. The problem is in a new feature that adds thumbnails of recently visited, favorite, or […]

Black Hat: Typosquatting the presidential election web sites

Bad hackers haven’t caused much damage this year all over the online-heavy presidential campaign. But the potential is there. Consider “typosquatting.” There are about 160 different ways to type in the wrong web site for Oliver Friedrichs, former director of research at Symantec, knows this because he did a study of the sites that […]