Stories by Jon Gold

Linux vulnerability found in Web exploit

A hacked Colombian Transport website has been rigged to deliver a malware payload that is able to target Mac OS, Windows and even Linux systems, according to a report from F-Secure.

Report: Kindle Fire 2 set for launch by Aug. 7

Amazon's response to the release of the Google Nexus 7 tablet could come within a month, as a report from the China Times says the manufacturer Quanta is already working on a first batch of Kindle Fire 2 devices.

Smartphones increasingly crowding out other devices: survey

A recent study from European telecom O2 found that smartphone users in the U.K. depend on those devices for an increasingly large proportion of their day-to-day activities -- so much so, in fact, that many have begun to abandon other gadgets altogether.

Researchers find new malware in Android Ice Cream Sandwich

A research team at North Carolina State University led by Professor Xuxian Jiang recently announced that a security flaw in Android Version 4.0.4 and below could exploited by a rootkit with relative ease, according to an official university research blog post.

Nexus 7 tablet: Android no longer an also-ran

There's no single facet of Google's new Nexus 7 that stands out as a game-changer on its own. However, the combination of a number of minor upsides is a powerful one, making the tablet into an intriguing contender in a competitive arena.

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