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Toshiba denies rumors; HD DVD not dead yet

Toshiba denies rumors; HD DVD not dead yet

Despite reports to the contrary spreading like wildfire around blogs and mainstream news sources Monday, Toshiba said it has not made any decision to halt production of HD DVD players, while acknowledging it is evaluating its strategy moving forward. The hubbub over HD DVD’s demise began on Friday, when a brief article published in Hollywood Reporter cited an anonymous source claiming that Toshiba was...

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Exploit code targets Microsoft Office flaw

A security researcher has posted code for an exploit targeting a component of Microsoft Office. The vulnerability lies in a conversion tool used to convert Microsoft Works WPS files into Word RTF files The flaw could allow an attacker to remotely execute code on a user’s system. Microsoft repaired the vulnerability as part of its monthly security release on 12 February. When the update...

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Microsoft clarifies its promise not to sue for OOXML

The question of which unilateral promise from Microsoft is supposed to apply to its Office Open XML format suite was supposed to have been clarified this morning by the company. At least that was the plan, and in the end, the matter may actually be settled, but in the middle, at least, there was more than a little confusion. Here is the story as...

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,...