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  • March 22, 2007 22 Mar'07

    Mozilla releases Firefox fix

    One newly-discovered flaw and several glitches introduced in the last update have been fixed with Mozilla's release of Firefox 2.0.0.3 and 1.5.0.11.

  • March 19, 2007 19 Mar'07

    Users are wooed to Enterprise Linux

    Novell announced several new European, US and global businesses running its Linux and open source range of enterprise software at the Brainshare conference last week.

  • March 02, 2007 02 Mar'07

    No escape for fibbers as e-mail porkies are unveiled

    The wacky world of IT

  • February 27, 2007 27 Feb'07

    'Worm' targets Sun Solaris Telnet flaw

    Security researchers have found evidence that a worm is trying to exploit the recently patched Telnet flaw in Sun Solaris. Experts say it's another reason to stay away from Telnet.

  • February 22, 2007 22 Feb'07

    Sun puts heat on rival Windows and Linux servers with Solaris on Xeon

    Sun plans cost-effective Intel Xeon servers for its open source Solaris OS

  • February 22, 2007 22 Feb'07

    Microsoft releases SQL Server 2005 SP2

    Microsoft has released SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 to further help users benefit from virtualisation and fully take advantage of Windows Vista and Office 2007.

  • February 21, 2007 21 Feb'07

    Kingfisher migrates to Red Hat Linux

    Kingfisher Group has migrated its 240 Castorama and Brico Dépôt stores on the continent to Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Oracle databases.

  • February 20, 2007 20 Feb'07

    Microsoft confirms new IE flaw

    Attackers could exploit a new flaw in Internet Explorer (IE) to access local files on targeted systems, Microsoft confirmed Tuesday.

  • February 20, 2007 20 Feb'07

    Google plugs dangerous flaw

    An attacker could exploit a hole in Google Desktop to gain access to users' personal files. Google has released a patch, but experts say not all users are receiving it.

  • February 13, 2007 13 Feb'07

    Charity aims to boost efficiency with case management system

    Homeless charity Shelter is to use a new case management system to improve its UK-wide operations.

  • February 13, 2007 13 Feb'07

    Citrix launches new app delivery platform

    Citrix has announced the availability of Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 to ease the delivery of secure server-based Windows applications over a network.

  • February 12, 2007 12 Feb'07

    Microsoft fixes zero-day flaws in Word, Office

    Twelve security updates from Microsoft fix a range of problems, including a flaw in the Malware Protection Engine and previously-exploited zero-days glitches in Word and Office.

  • February 11, 2007 11 Feb'07

    Solaris 10 has zero-day Telnet flaw

    Attackers could exploit a zero-day flaw in Solaris 10's Telnet daemon to bypass authentication and gain unauthorized system access, security experts warn.

  • February 07, 2007 07 Feb'07

    Briefs: Vulnerabilities found in Trend Micro, Firefox browser

    This week, Trend Micro released a fix for a flaw in its antivirus engine, while no fixes are available for two newly discovered Mozilla Firefox browser flaws.

  • February 04, 2007 04 Feb'07

    New zero-day attack targets Microsoft Excel

    Microsoft says maliciously crafted Excel files may permit the execution of arbitrary code. Other Microsoft Office applications may be at risk.

  • January 30, 2007 30 Jan'07

    Lawyers discuss e-discovery gotchas

    During panel sessions at Legal Tech, lawyers provided their insights into the e-discovery process, retention policies and helping judges get up to speed.

  • January 22, 2007 22 Jan'07

    IT directors hold back on upgrade to Exchange 2007

    Almost two months after its release, IT directors are taking a cautious approach to Microsoft’s Exchange 2007 e-mail server, with only a handful of organisations using the platform.

  • January 22, 2007 22 Jan'07

    Sun updates Solaris 10 OS

    Sun Microsystems has made a series of updates to its Solaris 10 11/06 operating system to enhance efficiency, safety and reliability.

  • January 19, 2007 19 Jan'07

    Oil workers' wireless links take communications to the extreme

    Hermes Datacommunications International has implemented a network based on satellite, IP telephony and wireless Lans to connect sites in some of the harshest and most remote environments in the world.

  • January 17, 2007 17 Jan'07

    Companies take IM threats seriously

    Wesabe is a brand new money management community. It takes threats to IM as seriously as those targeting email and web applications

  • January 07, 2007 07 Jan'07

    Bug Briefs: OpenOffice vulnerable to attack

    Other flaws were reported in Apple QuickTime, Mac OS X, Adobe Flash Player, VideoLAN VLC, the Opera Web browser, and Cisco Access Control Server.

  • January 03, 2007 03 Jan'07

    Lycos knocked out by host

    Lycos was offline for around seven hours yesterday after construction workers damaged the systems of its hosting company Savvis.

  • December 21, 2006 21 Dec'06

    Microsoft investigates Windows Vista flaw

    Local users could gain elevated system privileges and run malicious commands by exploiting an error within the Windows server library. Vista is among the OS versions affected.

  • December 20, 2006 20 Dec'06

    Eight security holes patched in Firefox browser

    Mozilla has patched eight security holes, five of them “critical“, in its open source Firefox 2.0 web browser.

  • December 19, 2006 19 Dec'06

    Mozilla fixes multiple Firefox flaws

    Digital miscreants could exploit flaws in Mozilla's popular Firefox browser to bypass security programs, access sensitive information and conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

  • December 13, 2006 13 Dec'06

    Third zero-day found in Microsoft Word

    For the third time in a week, a zero-day flaw has been found in Microsoft Word. Users should be cautious when opening attachments from unknown sources.

  • December 12, 2006 12 Dec'06

    Firms consider alternatives to Office

    A fifth of organisations are looking at alternatives to Microsoft's Office suite, although most expect to ­migrate to the recently-released ­Office 2007 in a few years, according to Forrester Research.

  • December 11, 2006 11 Dec'06

    IT pros look for ways to lock down IM

    Special Report: To control growing IM threats, administrators are trying to limit which programs can be used or ban the technology altogether. But that's not always possible.

  • December 10, 2006 10 Dec'06

    Zantaz buys data classification partner Singlecast

    Email archiving player Zantaz has purchased data classification startup Singlecast, which can categorise and apply policies to data before an email takes up storage space.

  • December 10, 2006 10 Dec'06

    Inside the numbers: Messaging (in)security

    In August, SearchSecurity.com surveyed 250 IT pros from a variety of industries about messaging security programs. Here are some of the questions we asked and their responses.

  • December 10, 2006 10 Dec'06

    Microsoft suffers third zero-day in a week

    A second zero-day flaw in Word has been uncovered, Microsoft said Sunday. It's the software giant's third zero-day in a week.

  • December 05, 2006 05 Dec'06

    New zero-day affects Microsoft Word

    Microsoft confirmed reports of "limited" zero-day attacks and warned customers to be cautious when opening unsolicited Word attachments.

  • December 05, 2006 05 Dec'06

    Novell to offer Open XML plug-in for Office interoperability

    Novell is to provide a plug-in for its edition of the open source OpenOffice.org productivity suite to support the Open XML format, in a move to boost interoperability with Microsoft’s Office 2007.

  • December 05, 2006 05 Dec'06

    Vista's arrival promises a 'business transformation'

    Microsoft has promised a transformation in business productivity across a range of office tasks when businesses roll out Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange Server 2007.

  • November 30, 2006 30 Nov'06

    Getting on top of unwanted e-mail

    F5 Networks and Secure Computing have announced plans to deliver a security option that will enable organisations to eliminate up to 70% of unwanted e-mail from untrustworthy senders.

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    Adware targets Mac OS X

    As F-Secure notes what may be the first example of adware designed for Macs, researcher LMH reports more flaws in the operating system as part of the Month of Kernel Bugs.

  • November 23, 2006 23 Nov'06

    What we have all been waiting for?

    Microsoft says Windows Vista can cut desktop costs by up to 63% while improving security. How will Vista and Office 2007 make good on these claims?

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    Red Hat maintains virtual momentum

    Following on from its agreement with VMware, Red Hat is keeping up its momentum in virtualisation with the latest version of its Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 2.

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    Microsoft claims Linux infringement of intellectual property

    Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has claimed that the Linux open source operating system uses his company’s patented intellectual property.

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    Firefox, IE flaw could expose passwords

    A flaw in Firefox 2.0 and IE could affect anyone visiting a Web site that allows user-contributed HTML codes to be added, according to Chapin Information Services.

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