Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Microsoft patches security holes ... Trojan malware takes a bite out of BlackBerry

Today's IT News Audio Update
Microsoft patches security holes ... Researcher demonstrates BlackBerry trojan ... Nokia buys Loudeye for content delivery

News: Infineon's DRAM unit lowers IPO price, lists
News: Microsoft may have multicore price edge
News: Trojan malware takes a bite out of BlackBerry
News: Skype, iSkoot sign mobile phone deal
Windows Tip: Protecting Your Default Policies
ITwhirled: 10 dumb (but effective) business ideas


Infineon's DRAM unit lowers IPO price, lists
The DRAM company spun off by Infineon Technologies AG earlier this year will list on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday for about half as much as the two companies had been seeking.

Microsoft may have multicore price edge
Microsoft Corp. could have an early advantage over competitors IBM Corp. and Oracle Corp. as some software companies begin shifting pricing to accommodate servers with multicore processors, analysts said.

Trojan malware takes a bite out of BlackBerry
Security researcher Jesse D'Aguanno has developed what he bills as the first Trojan horse malware for Research in Motion Ltd.'s (RIM's) BlackBerry e-mail device.

Skype, iSkoot sign mobile phone deal
Skype Ltd. will help market an application called iSkoot that will put its contact list and VOIP (voice over Internet protocol) and instant messaging services on high-end mobile phones.

Microsoft updates fix PowerPoint, Windows flaws
Microsoft Corp. has issued nine security updates addressing critical flaws in its Office and Windows products. The updates patch two worrisome PowerPoint flaws that could allow attackers to seize control of a PC, the company said Tuesday.

Use ERP, axe office jobs, German study says
If German office workers aren't feeling a bit nervous about losing their jobs, maybe they should be. More than 100,000 administrative jobs in the private sector will disappear over the next five to 10 years as companies move to reduce operating expenses by automating and optimizing numerous administrative processes with the help of modern IT systems, in particular ERP (enterprise resource planning) software, according to a study released Tuesday by the German subsidiary of the consultancy A.T.Kearney Inc.

Sage enters healthcare market with Emdeon buy
U.K. business management software developer Sage Group PLC agreed to buy Emdeon Practice Services, a maker of software for doctors' offices, for $565 million, Sage said on Tuesday.


Protecting Your Default Policies
By Mitch Tulloch, MTIT Enterprises

Always leaving yourself an out is good advice when it comes to playingpoker, and it's a good idea when it comes to managing Windows networkstoo. Group Policy is one place where it's easy to back yourself into acorner. There are literally thousands of policy settings you canconfigure, and if you accidentally configure the wrong setting in yourDefault Domain Policy, you might end up with hundreds of phone calls toyour support desk asking for help. That's because any change you make to your Default Domain Policy automatically affects every user on yourWindows network.

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