Oracle has stopped supporting XP, but promises the next update for Java 7 -- though not Java 8 -- will still run on XP. But for how long will this continue? Security experts chart XP's "downward spiral."
A hacker who pleaded guilty to infiltrating law enforcement computer networks across the U.S. has been charged once again, this time with breaching a helpdesk company that supports companies such as Twitter.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, Easy Solutions partners with Q2 to provide virtual banking solutions, while Lockheed Martin releases a new version of the Industrial Defender Automation Systems Manager.
The Houston Astros Major League Baseball club has confirmed that information related to prospective player trades was illegally obtained from the team's servers in May and leaked to a sports news site.
The "Energetic Bear," a.k.a. "Dragonfly," hacking campaign targets U.S. and Western European energy firms. While the hackers appear to be backed by Russia, the purpose of their attacks remains unclear.
Microsoft launched a botnet-focused takedown effort that didn't just block small-scale campaigns tied to two pieces of malware, but also resulted in an estimated 4 million legitimate site names being disrupted.
A breach affecting 163,000 individuals at Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind., offers yet another example of the risks facing educational institutions, which are seen as easy targets by cyber-attackers.
A class action suit against breached restaurant chain P.F. Chang's China Bistro is unlikely to succeed, some security experts say, because proving consumer losses linked to specific merchant data breaches is difficult.