Fixes 27 flaws in WebKit browser engine
Apple today patched 27 vulnerabilities in Safari for Mac OS X and Windows, 85% of them critical bugs that could be exploited to hijack Macs or PCs. (more…)
Linux is fast. That’s why 90%+ of the Top 500 fastest supercomputers run it. What some people don’t realize is that Linux is much better at delivering speed for servers and supercomputers than it is on the desktop. That was by design. But over the last few years, there’s been more interest in delivering fast desktop performance. Now there’s a Linux kernel patch that may give you a faster, much faster, desktop experience. (more…)
Seychelles to plug into world’s optical fiber Internet backbone with 1,900km submarine cable network to Tanzania
Alcatel-Lucent yesterday announced that it has signed a contract worth more than US$30 million with Seychelles Cable System (SCS) to build the Seychelles East Africa System (SEAS) linking Victoria in Seychelles, to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The new system will provide the Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, with high-speed direct access to the world’s optical fiber backbone, for the first time. (more…)
As centralized information technology departments swallow up library IT, the question for many universities becomes: How do you get the best value out of realigned organizations?
Due to considerable budget cuts, a sizable state university recently was forced to consolidate all IT operations under one roof. That included reassigning two technology experts that the library preferred not to lose. (more…)
Beta 7’s new JagerMonkey compiler puts Mozilla browser in No. 2 speed spot
With the release of Firefox 4 Beta 7, Mozilla returned to near the top spot in browser performance rankings.
How fast are Internet connections across the world? How fast are they in your country?
This article examines the real-world connection speeds for people in the top 50 countries on the Internet, i.e. the countries with the most Internet users. (more…)
Stuxnet Virus targets Industrial Control Systems
Thanks to some tips from a Dutch Profibus expert who responded to our call for help, we’ve connected a critical piece of the puzzle.