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Short takes from this week's technology news

Short takes from this week's technology news

Symantec relaunches anti-phishing service

Symantec has relaunched an anti-phishing fraud service, after acquiring it as part of its 2005 takeover of WholeSecurity. The Phish Report Network will provide a vetted and continually updated database of fraudulent websites, said Symantec. Google, eBay, Yahoo, RSA Security and Wells Fargo will participate in the data sharing group, but previous participant Microsoft is no longer involved.

Rise in flaws ‘tarnishes reputation of Mac OS X’

A big increase in the number of flaws being discovered in Mac OS X suggests that the operating system  may be as prone to malicious attacks as Windows-based systems, according to the Sans Institute. In a report, the security research organisation said the number of flaws being discovered in the Mac OS was leaving its reputation as a more secure alternative to Windows “in tatters”.

Monitoring service for SAP software launched

Managed Objects has partnered with German-based Realtech, a developer of SAP performance tools, to offer users a SAP monitoring service. Managed Objects’ Business Service Management software will use RealTech’s theGuard Application Manager to enable businesses to monitor, manage and measure SAP services.

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