John Paczkowski

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A 400 Percent Increase in Android Malware? Way to Capitalize on Today's I/O Keynote, Juniper.

Disturbing news from Juniper Networks on this first day of Google I/O: Mobile security vulnerabilities have hit an all-time high–particularly in the Android ecosystem. According to Juniper, Android malware attacks have increased 400 percent from the summer of 2010. An unsettling metric, and not just for Android fans. This surge in security threats is being driven largely by an increase in mobile application downloads, which seems to be the attack vector of choice. So really, anyone with a smartphone capable of running apps is a potential target. That said, some operating systems–Apple’s iOS, for example–are known to be far less vulnerable than others, as commenters note below.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work