Congress Mulls Pretexting Laws
Friday's hearing focused on the practice more generally, although several members of the panel mentioned the previous day's hearing, which focused exclusively on HP.
Fujitsu Joins Sony Battery Recall
Fujitsu joins Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, and Apple Computer in recalling the batteries that have on rare occasion burst into flames. There have been no serious injuries reported.
Running The Numbers On Vista
With every month that ticks by before Windows Vista arrives, Microsoft needs to fill the white space with reassurances to companies that an upgrade will be worth their time and money. On Friday, Microsoft released new total-cost-of-ownership figures--the overall price tag of installing, running, and supporting its upcoming operating system--that show the best-managed IT shops could save as much as $340 per PC each year they run Vista, compared with today's Windows XP system. Any payback numbers
MX Logic, Blue Coat Team On Web Security
Two new managed services are on tap, including Content Control, which allows companies to block employees from accessing inappropriate or non-business-related Web sites.
Beyond Financial Performance: Q&A With Forrester's Paul Hamerman
You've checked the SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) box and streamlined financial budgeting, planning and consolidation in the process. So what's the next performance management challenge? Paul Hamerman, Forrester's vice president of enterprise applications, looks at operational performance management and offerings from the likes of Oracle, SAP and Microsoft.
IE7 May Impact E-Tailers' Sales
The automatic updating of most browsers will stress Web sites' help desks like nothing before, one Web services exec says, meaning sites may risk losing sales because they're busy with the upgrade during the critical holiday season.
Businesses Seek Security In Windows Vista
With only two months (barring further delays) until Windows Vista is due for business availability, InformationWeek surveyed 672 business technology managers to gauge their plans for the operating system. Microsoft should be happy to know that 39% of the businesses we surveyed plan to upgrade to Vista within the first year of availability. The top reason? Security, what else?
Innovative Curriculum Lures Students To Georgia Tech
With the new threads program, students' computer science degrees are personalized to reflect their particular interests and career aspirations. It must be working: The university's freshman class of computer majors is up by 33%.
Microsoft To Patch Newest IE Flaw
Microsoft admitted that an ActiveX control--WebViewFolderIcon, also called "Web View"--exposes a vulnerability in the Windows Shell that can be exploited by attackers to hijack PCs. A fix is promised on Oct. 10.
Battery Boasts USB Rechargeability
The batteries, which recharge by plugging into a USB port, are already for sale in the United Kingdom and will be available soon in the United States.
Dell Recalling More Batteries
Dell is adding 100,000 more units to the recall list and is asking all customers to recheck their batteries against a list of affected models if they haven't already ordered or received a replacement battery.
Brief: IE Harbors Yet Another Bug
The flaw is in an ActiveX control included with Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server and can be exploited to overflow Internet Explorer's buffer, then introduce malicious code to the compromised PC.