Daily Archives: October 5, 2009

Joseph Menn

More than 10,000 user names and passwords for Hotmail and other Microsoft services were anonymously posted over the weekend at a free site for programmers, it was reported Monday, prompting security experts to recommend that users change their passwords.

Microsoft said it was investigating the posting to a coding site called pastebin.com, which hinted at a much bigger password collection: according to tech news site Neowin.net, the account names all started with A or B. Read more

Richard Waters

Internet advertising in the US may no longer be growing, as it still is in the UK, but the current downturn looks like being a short one, and some categories are still doing well.

The latest quarterly internet advertising figures from the IAB and PwC show a 5.4 per cent year-over-year decline in the second quarter, very similar to the 5.2 per cent of the first three months. After six years of uninterrupted growth that saw the market expand nearly four-fold, this setback bears no comparison at all to the much bigger slump that accompanied the dotcom collapse. Read more

Chris Nuttall

There is still no agreement between Adobe and Apple over its Flash technology being allowed to boost the web browsing capabilities of the iPhone, but the same can’t be said for other devices from today.

Adobe is announcing the release of Flash 10.1 at its MAX worldwide developer conference in Los Angeles. It will bring better browsing and HD performance to smartphones, smartbooks, netbooks, PCs and other web-connected devices. Read more