• January 19, 2006 19 Jan'06

    Coalition agrees on spyware guidelines

    The Anti-Spyware Coalition, whose members include Microsoft, Symantec, Computer Associates, McAfee, AOL and Yahoo, has finalised its spyware detection guidelines after taking into account public comments on a proposed version introduced last October.  Continue Reading

  • January 19, 2006 19 Jan'06

    Flawed US government site shut down

    A website used by companies to register and bid on government contracts through the US General Services Administration (GSA) was shut down for repairs after one user reported that the site allowed him to view and potentially change bids by other ...  Continue Reading

  • January 19, 2006 19 Jan'06

    MasterCard offers merchants security incentives

    MasterCard is to offer reduced transaction charges for merchants that use its SecureCode service to authenticate online customers. Under the programme, merchants will be eligible for discounted charges up to 16% lower than the fees associated with ...  Continue Reading

  • January 19, 2006 19 Jan'06

    Apple and Microsoft move to fix bugs

    Apple has fixed some bugs in its QuickTime media player to correct five flaws that could be used by attackers to run unauthorised code on machines running Mac OS X or Windows.  Continue Reading

  • January 19, 2006 19 Jan'06

    Archiving gets firms’ back-up

    A survey from BridgeHead Software shows that many US firms confuse back-up and archiving, and uncovers a worrying complacency about regulatory compliance.  Continue Reading

  • January 19, 2006 19 Jan'06

    Call centre staff homeward bound

    The rise of home-based call centre staff, or being ‘homeshoring’, as IDC labels it, is being fuelled by the need to improve agent productivity. It also has the advantage of reducing staff churn and arming companies with greater flexibility to ...  Continue Reading

  • January 19, 2006 19 Jan'06

    RFID growing fast

    A report by analyst Regan, Jacob and Sydney says 2006 will be the year when radio frequency identification (RFID) crosses the chasm into mainstream maturity.  Continue Reading

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