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Microsoft Fesses Up To 19 Vulnerabilities, MSBlast-Level Worm Likely Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, February 08 2005 @ 08:57 PM EST
Contributed by: glosser

With Microsoft's decision to release security updates on Tuesday's I propose we rename it to "Bluesday".:)

Microsoft Tuesday released its largest group of security patches in nearly a year as it posted 12 security bulletins encompassing 19 vulnerabilities, 14 of which it marked "Critical," its highest warning.

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Microsoft buying anti-virus company Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, February 08 2005 @ 06:10 PM EST
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In what should be shocking to no one, Microsoft is completing their anti virus portfolio. All Windows users, expect a yearly fee soon.

NEW YORK — Microsoft said Tuesday said it would buy anti-virus software maker Sybari Software in what is seen as a direct challenge to Symantec and McAfee, which currently dominate that market.

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Microsoft's Updates: Out of Control Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, February 07 2005 @ 05:43 PM EST
Contributed by: glosser

John Dvorak columns are always amusing, to say the least. In this one, he is demanding Microsoft release a free iso for all Windows XP users so they can install the OS "cleanly". It's the myriad of security updates that are bothering Mr. Dvorak as he points out in his unique way.

Last Tuesday's massacre, when Microsoft released a whole slew of patches, begs more than a few questions. First of all, why can't the company consolidate multiple patches that seemingly do the same thing? And second, isn't it about time that we all got a new free operating system that incorporated all the dozens of patches that have been released? The main reason I ask for this is because when I visit my add/remove programs subsystem, the Microsoft patches clog up the list—to an extreme.

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VoIP Security Alliance Formed Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, February 07 2005 @ 05:24 PM EST
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Avaya, Symantec, and 3COM create alliance to secure VoIP. I guess big money always brings big names. :)

Major VoIP and security vendors, and research groups have formed the VoIP Security Alliance (VOIPSA) to discover and fight security risks to networks that carry VoIP traffic. The alliance is the first group to focus on security risks posed by increasingly popular VoIP technology. VoIPSA is backed by a wide spectrum of organizations, including universities, security researchers, VoIP vendors, and VoIP providers.

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Sony PSP date with North America is set for March 24 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, February 03 2005 @ 07:08 PM EST
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Sony's PSP arrives in the United States on March 24th.

After making big splash in the Japanese market, Sony is ready for a mega launch of the PSP gaming console in the American market on March 24.

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Microsoft: SP2 shimmy's not a flaw Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, February 02 2005 @ 08:10 PM EST
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Microsoft says new security hole is not an exploit, but rather a feature.

Responding to a Russian security company's claim that it found a way to beat a protective element of Microsoft's Windows XP Service Pack 2, the software giant on Tuesday said it does not believe the issue represents a vulnerability.

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Law Barring Junk E-Mail Allows a Flood Instead Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, February 01 2005 @ 03:23 PM EST
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America, land of the free to spam. One year after a new federal law against spam has gone into effect, the initial results show not only has spam not gone down, it's increased!

A year after a sweeping federal antispam law went into effect, there is more junk e-mail on the Internet than ever, and Levon Gillespie, according to Microsoft, is one reason.

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HP researchers find solution to replace transistors Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, February 01 2005 @ 03:19 PM EST
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HP may have found the technology to make the transistor extinct from computer hardware and it's nano sized!

Palo Alto (CA) - Hewlett-Packard (HP) today announced its researchers have proven that their "crossbar latch" could replace the transistor, the fundamental building block of computers for the last half century. The molecule-based technology could offer new opportunities to accelerate and construct computers in the future.

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Portable Gaming, Sony-Style Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, January 28 2005 @ 07:13 PM EST
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Wired magazine takes a look at Sony's new PSP.

This article is labelled as "off topic". If you have a registered account you can filter news of that or any other type out. We like to occasionally touch on gaming issues. Rumor has it, that LinuxLinks.com will be doing a review of Cedega for Linux. Stay tuned! :)

If any machine could conceivably take a healthy bite out of Nintendo's control of the handheld gaming market, Sony's PlayStation Portable is it.

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Microsoft plans severe restrictions on fixes for pirated Windows copies Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 26 2005 @ 07:20 PM EST
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Software piracy runs rampant in the world of computers. Microsoft, with their announcement today, may be the FIRST software maker EVER to successfully shut it down. They plan on locking pirated copies of Windows OUT of security updates. This will surely render them inoperable. Hey, now it's a feature! :)

SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft Corp. says it plans to severely curtail the ways in which people running pirated copies of its dominant Windows operating system can receive software updates, including security fixes.

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