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US elections become latest malware lure

US elections become latest malware lure

The US presidential primaries have become the latest lure for spreading malware as attackers use 'videos' of candidates to tempt users into downloading Trojan applications. Researchers at Symantec and McAfee reported that malware distributors are using presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as bait for a malicious file download. Symantec warned of an attack which uses spam emails to spread a 'video' of Clinton. A file...

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Critical Linux kernel bugs discovered

Security researchers have uncovered “critical” security flaws in a version of the Linux kernel used by a large number of popular distributions. The three bugs, which allow unauthorized access to kernel memory, exist in all versions of the Linux kernel up to 2.6.24.1, including Ubuntu, Red Hat, and others. The three bugs allow unauthorized users to read or write to kernel memory locations or...

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Top Microsoft Web executive to depart

Microsoft Corp. announced the departure of several executives Thursday, among them a Silicon Valley veteran recruited to help fix its unprofitable Web business and one in charge of marketing Windows Vista, and the promotion of more than a dozen others across the company. The changes come just two weeks after Microsoft offered to buy Web portal and search competitor Yahoo Inc. for more than...

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Gmail gets more user friendly with 37 new languages available

Gmail, the fastest growing email service on the Internet, provided by Google, revamped last autumn, is finally finding its way onto our computers in our own languages. Perhaps a herald needs some special training, I don’t think I was able to underline the importance of this new update the way a pro could have. What’s so great about it? Well, aside from the scoreless...

Finjan Inc web Security Company confirms Google and IBM’s X-Force findings

Finjan Inc web Security Company confirms Google and IBM’s X-Force findings

Finjan Inc, a web security solutions provider, just confirmed the results that Google’s security team and IBM’s X-Force reported. The one thing the three could agree on was that online criminals are exploiting vulnerabilities in end users web browsers by using drive-bydownloads for identity theft, gaining access to online accounts and for some other illicit revenue-generating activities, M2.com writes. Google’s Niels Provos, a security...

New legislation could lead to ISP throttling ban

New legislation could lead to ISP throttling ban

Comcast’s response yesterday to its public thrashing by the FCC may have had a second, more important, purpose: A prominent Congressman has introduced legislation paving the way for a ban on Internet throttling. In the midst of an already overflowing legislative calendar, Rep. Ed Markey (D – Mass.), who chairs the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, introduced a bill yesterday whose end...

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Intel’s German offices raided in EC antitrust investigation

The European Commission has turned up the volume in its investigation of Intel’s conduct, with retailers in Germany and Great Britain now confirming they’ve been raided — the same retailers mentioned in AMD’s civil suit against Intel. Since AMD launched its civil antitrust suit against Intel in June 2005, the matter of whether Intel’s private business dealings with Media Markt, Germany’s largest technology retailer,...

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Microsoft Backpedals, Moves Up Vista SP1 Release Dates

After getting an earful from IT professionals on the delayed release of Vista SP1, Microsoft said Monday it would make the software available this month to some customers. Volume-licensing customers will get the English version of the software at the end of this week, Mike Nash, corporate vice president for Windows product management, announced on the Vista Team blog. Nash said other languages would...

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Microsoft taking its case to Yahoo’s shareholders

In a statement late Monday afternoon, Microsoft responded to Yahoo’s rejection of its initial takeover bid as many believed it would, and as the company itself indicated it probably might do: It will ask Yahoo shareholders to consider its proposal. With no absolute white knight in sight, though with a few candidates for the job having been mulled around, Yahoo’s executives may find themselves...

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Valentine’s Day Zunes may not arrive in time, but will be free

Microsoft has sent a letter to buyers of its pink Zune, because the special edition player may not arrive in time for Valentine’s Day. The Zune was announced just three weeks ago and has an engraved heart on the back. Apparently, the demand was too high to get all orders out on time. “Due to some issues in our fulfillment center there remains a...