Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Yahoo: slight decline in sales in the second quarter

Web portal Yahoo has disappointed investors, Tuesday, July 19, with a new backflow of its sales in the second quarter, despite a 11% increase in quarterly net profit to 236.97 million dollars (166 , 74 million euros). The net sales for the second quarter, that is, outside fees paid by Yahoo to partner websites, was $ 1,1 billion, against 1,13 billion  a year ago.

PayPal attack: hackers arrested

The U.S. federal police (FBI) announced, Tuesday, July 19, that its investigation of the hacker group Anonymous had led to arrest six persons in the United States. The British and Dutch police have arrested five other "pirates". According to the FBI and the Department of Justice, they are retained by the police "on charges related to their alleged involvement in a cyber attack against the website PayPal (eBay group) as part of an operation claimed by the group Anonymous.

Google warns about malicious software

Google has introduced an alarm system to warn the user of a computer is infected by a specific malicious program . The message appears at the top of the page navigation of the browser. Google has taken this step after noticing a virus that generates traffic to the servers of the browser. This unusual traffic was warned by the company in a routine review of their data center, says the corporate blog.

Apple offers its new operating system only on Internet

One day after posting the best economic results of history Apple's new operating system will be available for download, but not in stores. For the first time you can not buy a box with a disc to update your computer. Will only be available throughout the day, through its online software store. That is, much like the upgrade and purchase applications for iPhone and iPhone, but from the desktop.

Microsoft asks for help against spam

Wanted. Microsoft offers $ 250,000 for information that facilitates the capture of the creators of Rustock. The reward is offered months after the dismantling of the core servers of the botnet (network of zombie computers to remote commands from the same owner) called Rustock. Microsoft has published advertisements in the Russian press, since it is believed that the authors live in that country.