Dell Unveils Massive Reorganization
To try to stem declining revenue and profits, the PC maker will change its business sales and marketing approach from a regional to a global strategy.
Yes, Trust In The PKI Is Broken
The trust in digital certificates relies on the fact that the authority issuing the certificate has validated the identity of the person or company making the request and that the digital certificate can't be forged. New research presented at the 25th Chaos Computer Congress shows that forging digital certificates is possible and practical. Trust in the SSL i
NMAP Network Scanning: A Must-Have Addition To Your Library
NMAP, the open source network mapping tool, should be in any network or security administrator's toolbox. It's a feature-rich network scanner that goes far beyond port scanning such as service and OS detection, stealth and evasion modes, and sports an internal scripting engine. NMAP Network Scanning, a reference guide written by Gordon Lyon, a.k.a. Fyodor, is a must-have book to get the most out of NMAP.
Tools And Tips For Small-Biz Spam Assassins
Building a Web 2.0 site is only half the battle. Keeping it free of spam and malware is the other half, and a new online tutorial on the subject serves up some solid tips on how to fight -- and win.
Fry's Exec Accused Of Massive Kickback Scheme
The manager with a gambling debt is accused of demanding exorbitant commissions from a handful of Fry's suppliers in return for prominent product placement within the retailer's stores.
Sprint, Clearwire Sued Over WiMax Patents
A wireless software and service provider claims the companies are infringing on six patents, and a lawsuit could eventually halt the nationwide WiMax network rollout.
RIAA Taps ISPs To Fight Illegal Downloads
In return for ISP cooperation, the RIAA would no longer file lawsuits to force the service providers to turn over identifying information of suspected illegal file sharers.
Free Wireless Broadband Still Available?
Two congressmen have found a technicality in the morass of FCC rules and regulations that pertain to the auctioning of the AWS-3 spectrum, which resides in the 2,155- to 2,180-MHz band.
Q&A: Amazon CTO Werner Vogels
InformationWeek's 2008 Chief of the Year discusses Web services architecture, cloud computing, and his changing role as CTO.
Security Threats Aren't Mitigated By Details
Good security programs start with asking the right questions. All too often, security and network engineers sweat the details of some security technology or other and don't examine the most likely sources of attack. I recently overhead the question "How long should I set an IPSec VPN rekey time interval?" Answer the question by asking how worried you are about an attacker breaking into your VPN and how that might be accomplished.
Apple Sued Over Apple TV
EZ4Media's lawsuit alleges that Apple TV, Airport Express, and Apple Macintosh personal computers infringe four of its patents.
Lost Windows Password? Look To Linux For Help
Many of the best tools for rescuing disabled Windows systems are actually based on Linux. That includes a popular utility that can be very helpful on Windows systems with lost or misplaced passwords.
Mozilla Firefox 3.05 Updates User Rights
The change addresses criticism from the free and open source software community that Mozilla was asserting rights through the Firefox EULA that were incompatible with the GPL.
Critical Internet Explorer Patch Available
In an unusual move, Microsoft has issued a patch for all versions of Internet Explorer from v5.5 onward and for all versions of the Windows operating system. Time to roll out that out-of-band patch before your users get infected. Reports of users being exploited are rising.
IPhone 3G Reportedly Unlocked
While there are a few strings attached, the iPhone Dev Team said it will soon make it possible to use Apple's handset with any GSM provider.
AT&T Testing Femtocells
The wireless carrier will deploy femtocells in test markets in early 2009, and wants the mini-cell phone towers to boost data connections as well as voice.
Finding New IT Work Is Getting A Lot Tougher
Is your IT organization hiring? If so, you'll likely be getting a flood of resumés soon. A new report says that there's been a pretty recent sharp decline in hiring plans by IT organizations for the next six months.
Firefox Security: It's A Question Of Trust
Should you worry about a new breed of Firefox-specific malware getting loose on your company's PCs? Not if you're already practicing a software security policy based on a solid common-sense foundation.