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Intel to ship quad-core chips ... Lime Wire sues record companies ... Microsoft patches IE vulnerability
News: Court dismisses part of AMD's case against Intel
News: Oracle unveils first core Berkeley DB release
News: Intel to ship quad-core chips in November
News: Microsoft offers early fix for critical IE bug
News: Sophos AV upgraded to block unwanted programs
Security Tip: Keep a lookout for toll call fraud
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Court dismisses part of AMD's case against Intel
A district court judge in the U.S. state of Delaware has dismissed part of Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s lawsuit against Intel Corp. The dismissed claims relate to alleged business practices of Intel that AMD claims affected sales of its own microprocessors.
Oracle unveils first core Berkeley DB release
Oracle Corp. is releasing its first version of the core Berkeley DB embedded database since acquiring the software through its February purchase of open-source developer Sleepycat Software Inc.
Intel to ship quad-core chips in November
Intel Corp. will ship quad-core processors in November for servers and gaming PCs, accelerating its effort to regain momentum in sales of power-efficient chips.
Microsoft offers early fix for critical IE bug
With attackers finding new ways to exploit a critical flaw in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Corp. has released a patch for the problem, ahead of its next scheduled round of security updates.
Sophos AV upgraded to block unwanted programs
Security vendor Sophos PLC has upgraded its antivirus software to allow system administrators to block the installation of file-sharing, VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) and instant-messaging programs, the company announced Wednesday.
Server failure makes Google, others unavailable
The failure of a DNS (domain name system) server at Comcast Corp. caused problems for some Web surfers in the northeast section of the U.S. Tuesday, making several Web sites, including Google, inaccessible.
Signiant offers remote office data solution
Signiant Inc. has addressed the problem of tape data backup in remote offices by removing tape from the enterprise entirely. The company will unveil its Mobilize for Remote Data Protection product at the Storage Decisions Conference that opens Wednesday in New York City.
Keep a lookout for toll call fraud
By Brent Huston, MicroSolved, Inc.
Toll call fraud is a serious concern for organizations today. The FBI and FCC estimate that more than 4 billion dollars are lost each year due to the problem. As information security folks, we are often so focused on the computer networks and threats against them that we tend to forget that the phone system could be used to hurt us too. Avoid toll fraud by watching for these things.
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