WebLogic Security Hole Found

A recently uncovered flaw with the Oracle WebLogic server allows users to gain entry to the software's server without a user name or password.

Should RIA Developers Shift to Service Orientation?

Benefits of reusability and business agility touted.

Ballmer and Liddell Defend Microsoft's Online Spending Plans

Microsoft held its 2008 Financial Analyst Meeting on Thursday, with 10 senior executives attempting to assure the number-crunching crowd on the company's overall financial outlook.

VMware To Give Away Hypervisor

VMware has launched its first counter-attack to Microsoft's pricing structure for its virtualization products, announcing that ESXi, its lightweight hypervisor, is going to be given away for free.

Open Source Needs Better Security Focus, Study Says

The open source software community lags behind the commercial software sector in secure code development, according to a recent study of some commonly used open source packages.

Compliance, New Threats Drive Security Spending

Enterprise security is an expensive proposition, one that's likely to get even more expensive as organizations take further steps to protect themselves.

Yahoo Ends Proxy Fight With Icahn

Yahoo partly acceded to the demands of corporate raider Carl Icahn by agreeing to seat Icahn and two of his proxy-slate candidates to Yahoo's board.

Can SOA Move Beyond Hype?

New ebizQ survey shows that most enterprises are still in the beginning stages of implementing a service-oriented architecture.

Government, Health Care Web Sites Attacked

A scan of Web servers by Internet security company Finjan Inc. has found more than 1,000 legitimate Web sites that had been compromised by a new wave of attacks in recent weeks.

Q&A: Fausto Ibarra Takes SQL Server Reins

New director of product management talks up database and hints at future technologies.

Unisys Offers Free Unified Communications Trial

Unisys announced yesterday that it is offering companies a free 30-day unified communications trial using Microsoft solutions.

Spring Gets Expanded Java Annotation Support

Spring 2.5 embraces annotations in a variety of new ways.

Greene Out at VMware

In a move that sent shock waves across the virtualization market, VMware's board of directors announced that Diane Greene, the company's co-founder, president and CEO, will be replaced by Paul Maritz, a 14-year veteran of Microsoft and head of EMC's Cloud Division.

Massive Patch Coming for DNS Vulnerability

Major vendors of domain name system (DNS) servers are making an unprecedented coordinated release of patches for what is being called a fundamental flaw in DNS, a core element of the Internet.

Ballmer Wants Board Change at Yahoo

Microsoft's executives have been talking with investor and corporate raider Carl Icahn about renewed plans for Microsoft to acquire part or all of Yahoo, provided that Yahoo's board is replaced.

Most Network Data Sits Untouched

Statistically speaking, most data on enterprise networks rarely gets accessed after it is written to network storage, according to researchers from NetApp Inc. and the University of California (UC). Evidently, we are too busy writing new data to go back over old data.

Citibank Hack Shines Light on PCI Compliance

Just two days after the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council announced the deadline for application security compliance and said it would be issuing guidelines for PIN entry devices, court documents have emerged detailing an elaborate plot to hack Citibank's ATM network architecture.

Data Breaches Up in First Half of 2008

Reported data breaches increased sharply in the first six months of 2008, jumping 69 percent compared to the same period last year, according to a study by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC).

UPDATE: Windows XP's Death Is for Real, Microsoft Official Explains

Microsoft is really serious about this Monday, June 30, being the end date for selling Windows XP licenses with new computers -- so serious that Senior Vice President Bill Veghte wrote a letter clarifying some the details.

Survey: Many Microsoft Patches Are Going Uninstalled

The results of an online test conducted by U.K. anti-virus firm Sophos found that more often than not, PC users don't install Microsoft's monthly patches.