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posted in November 2006

Apple Patches 31 Mac OS X Bugs

Unlike Microsoft and other vendors, Apple doesn't rank or rate the vulnerabilities it patches, but about two-thirds of the bugs could result in an attacker hijacking an unpatched Mac.

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IDC Pegs Vista Sales At 90 Million In 2007

The research firm predicts that 90% of PCs sold to home users next year will be powered by one of the Windows Vista Home editions, but only 35% of new business computers will be equipped with Vista Business or Vista Enterprise.

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Symantec Debuts Norton 360 Beta

The service provides antivirus and anti-spyware protection, anti-fraud features, automated backup and restore, and computer tune-up tools, and is designed to run more or less unattended when the PC is idle.

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Al Jazeera Runs Newsroom On Macs

Al Jazeera International, the English-language version of the 24-hour Arabic cable news channel, says its reporters use 41 MacBook Pro notebooks along with Apple's Final Cut Studio video production software to edit stories.

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Worm Knocks 'Second Life' Offline

The worm planted spinning gold rings that replicated whenever a player interacted with them; the sheer numbers of rings put an unusually heavy burden on the company's servers.

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Adware Vendor In Fake YouTube Fracas

Just days after the FTC reached an agreement with adware distributor Zango that requires the company to pay a $3 million settlement, security vendor Websense reported it has spotted adult videos that require installation of Zango software from a site posing as YouTube.

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Bug Project Calls Out OS Vulnerabilities

A new hacker project that promises to disclose one operating system kernel vulnerability daily hasn't yet come up with any serious bugs, a security company said Tuesday, but Gartner warned enterprises that the plan constitutes a security wake-up call.

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Virtual Mac Machine Adds Vista Install

Parallels has updated its virtualization software for Intel-powered Macs by stealthing the virtual hardware from outsiders. It has also added a one-step wizard that walks users through the process of installing an operating system to a virtual machine.

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