Stories by Jaikumar Vijayan

LinkedIn probing reports of massive breach

Professional social networking service LinkedIn today said it is looking into reports that hackers have broken into its systems and accessed the usernames and hashed passwords of the social network's 6.5 million members.

Megaupload user content safe for two more weeks

Efforts are intensifying to retrieve data belonging to potentially millions of users of Megaupload's online storage service following the company's <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9223557/Feds_charge_7_in_massive_case_against_Megaupload_online_piracy_ring">dramatic shuttering</a> by U.S. law enforcement authorities earlier this month.

Low security awareness found across IT

A broad spectrum of IT people, including those close to <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/topic/17/Security">security</a> functions, appear to have little awareness of key security issues impacting their organizations, a new survey shows.

High-end version of SQL Server 2008 R2 'late to market,' analyst says

Analysts have muted expectations for the parallel data warehouse (PDW) edition of <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9140355/Microsoft_preps_SQL_Server_for_battle_in_two_enterprise_arenas">SQL Server 2008 R2</a> that <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9137060/Microsoft_Update_Latest_news_features_reviews_opinions_and_more">Microsoft</a> is scheduled to ship next month.

Oracle set to launch new BI suite

After three years in development, Oracle Corp.'s much-anticipated Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g (OBIEE) suite will be formally released at an event in London on Wednesday.

Twitter Breach Revives Cloud Security Fears

Last month's <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9135591/Hacker_break_in_of_Twitter_e_mail_yields_secret_docs?">breach of a hosted Google Apps implementation</a> used by Twitter Inc. has heightened fears in some quarters that cloud computing could pose significant security and privacy risks to users.