Cisco Threatens Web Site That Leaked Exploit Presentation
Cisco sent a cease-and-desist letter to at least one Web site that posted a leaked copy of an exploit technique against its routers. The technique, which Cisco has been working to suppress in court, was demonstrated publicly at the Black Hat security conference.
Bugs, Crime, And Punishment
Man, oh, man. This past week has been replete with one bug-filled, vulnerable moment after another. Vendors who weren't quashing bugs, or issuing antidotes, were setting out cash or good as same lures to track down even more bugs. The air was virtually thick with repellent and
New Windows Era
It's strategy time for Microsoft customers as Windows Vista goes into beta testing. So, what's your plan?
Telcos Give Bundling Another Try
Firms are bundling telecom services, including local, long distance and cell phones, Internet, and TV. Will customers go for it?
Mozilla Goes Mobile
Mobile-phone version of the popular Firefox browser is previewed for developers.
Microsoft Denies IE 7 Breaks Yahoo, Google Toolbars
Company says problem was a bug in pre-beta versions that's fixed in Beta 1 version released last week; denies rumors that MSN search engine will be only default search in IE and pledges to support third-party toolbars and search engines. Internet Explorer.
Under New Management
One year after assuming the CEO job at Informatica, Sohaib Abbasi assesses where the company and the data-integration market are going.
New Technology Increases Atomic Clock Accuracy
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology said they used a single beryllium ion to sense the high-frequency vibrations of a single aluminum ion, which could serve as a "tick" to calibrate future atomic clocks.
Sybase Acquires Mobile Middleware Vendor
The purchase of Extended Systems gives Sybase around 2,500 enterprise customers and an expanded focus on connecting mobile applications like sales force to back-end systems.
The First Open-Source Keyboard
I enjoyed Bill O'Brien's piece on new and interesting input devices over at Personal Tech Pipeline. But he missed what may be coolest thing to happen to a keyboard since, well, since there have been keyboards: Artemy Lebedev's Optimus.
When I first laid eyes on this thing about a month ago, I knew I had to have one. Why? If you have to ask, then I can't explain.
Sales Of App Acceleration Products Increasing
Sales of application-acceleration products, which help ensure the delivery of applications across local- and wide-area networks, are expected to grow by over 30% this year, Gartner predicts.
Yahoo Hires Former IBM Researcher
Yahoo Inc. said it has hired Prabhakar Raghavan to lead research areas including search and information navigation, social media, community, personalization, and mobility.
Researcher: Hardware “No-Execute” Zone Is No Big Security Deal
Both Intel and AMD have touted the notion, which essentially means setting some areas of memory as off-bounds to prevent worms and other malicious code from inserting functions into memory and executing them. But one researcher says the scheme won’t stop all attacks.
Device Sends Music Files Back Home
Looking a bit like an oversize runner's baton, the SoundBridge M1000 from Roku Labs is one of many product designs now available to harmonize the old and new in home audio.
Java Dives Into Real-Time Role
Thanks to tweaks and modifications, Java is finding a home in critical applications ranging from the military to telecommunications.