Topic: security

Could malware render your PC unbootable?

A lot of people see a PC that won't boot, and assume that it's infected. That's the least likely cause.   I'm not answering a particular reader question this time around, although a recent...

12 tech survey topics that should die

I receive a lot of promotional e-mails that blast "new," "game changing" and "dramatic" survey results that relate to technology--whether in the consumer or...

Bank of America: ex-employees took databases

Bank of America has claimed in a lawsuit that four ex-employees copied confidential databases of its trade secrets, and executed a "co-ordinated" attack on its wealth management unit...

Is jailbreaking becoming acceptable?

A little mentioned fact about the new Google CR-48 notebook is that it's designed to be jailbroken. This was announced by Sundar Pichai, during Google Chrome's recent preview presentation. There's...