Symantec warns of wireless PC exploit -- and other tech briefs

Short takes on this week's Technology news

Short takes on this week's Technology news

Security experts warn of wireless PC exploit

Exploit code for a flaw in Broadcom Wireless drivers could allow hackers to take control of PCs via a Wi-Fi connection, security firm Symantec has warned. "The exploit allows remote code execution, and the susceptible drivers are shipped with many new computers," it said.

Intel looks to nanotubes to boost chip speeds

Intel has developed a prototype chip using microscopic wires made of carbon nanotubes to link transistors together. If successful, nanotubes could replace copper interconnects, allowing processors to run much faster.

Oracle acquisition to boost taxation offering

Oracle's planned acquisition of SPL WorldGroup, a provider of revenue and operations management expertise, should be good news for public sector users, according to Forrester Research. The analyst firm said Oracle was building a global taxation offering for public sector users of Oracle databases, middleware, or PeopleSoft.

StrikeForce develops tool to beat key loggers

StrikeForce Technologies has developed a way to protect internet users from key-logging attacks. GuardedID sits between the keyboard software and the operating system to spoof key-logging software.

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