Monday, September 25, 2006

Symantec: Browser bugs surging in 2006 ...New security group patches latest IE bug ... RApple legal 'pod' protection continues

HP EO announces resignation of Chairman Patricia Dunn ... Jailed Chinese journalist plans to sue Yahoo in the U.S. ... IBM likely to support China's Red Flag Linux

HIGHLIGHTS

News: Open-source firewall company ModSecurity gets acquired
News: Symantec: Browser bugs surging in 2006
News: SF claims progress in Wi-Fi negotiations
News: Symantec dismisses Vista security debate
News: Sony shuffles control of electronics group
News: Apple legal 'pod' protection continues
News: New security group patches latest IE bug
News: Google plans product search boost in Q4
Analysis: HP lawyer gives blow-by-blow of leak probe
Podcast: Today's IT news audio update


NEWS UPDATES

Open-source firewall company ModSecurity gets acquired
Breach Security Inc. will acquire Thinking Stone Ltd., which develops and provides support for an open-source Web application firewall called ModSecurity, the companies announced Monday.

Symantec: Browser bugs surging in 2006
Hackers are hitting paydirt in their search for browser bugs. According to Symantec Corp.'s twice-yearly Internet Security Threat Report, hackers found 47 bugs in Mozilla Corp.'s open-source browsers and 38 bugs in Internet Explorer (IE) during the first six months of this year. That's up significantly from the 17 Mozilla and 25 IE bugs found in the previous six months.

SF claims progress in Wi-Fi negotiations
Google Inc. and EarthLink Inc.'s Wi-Fi contract with San Francisco would have a renewable four-year term and would require a proof-of-concept deployment before the full network is rolled out, if progress so far in negotiations holds firm, according to the city.

Symantec dismisses Vista security debate
Symantec Corp. Pacific region Vice President David Sykes has thrown cold water on the Windows Vista security debacle which emerged last week pointing out that it is pointless speculating about software that isn't released yet.

Sony shuffles control of electronics group
Sony Corp. is reshuffling responsibilities in its key electronics group, allowing the head of the division to play a bigger role in Sony's research and development actvities.

Apple legal 'pod' protection continues
Apple is becoming more aggressive in protecting its iPod trademark and is now attempting to establish control of the word 'pod' and, in one case, 'podcast.'

New security group patches latest IE bug
Microsoft Corp. may be waiting until next month to patch a nasty bug in Outlook and Internet Explorer, but security researchers are offering users a more immediate option.

Google plans product search boost in Q4
Google Inc. plans to extend the product search capabilities on its main Google.com Web search engine in the fourth quarter, in time for the holiday shopping season.


ANALYSIS

HP lawyer gives blow-by-blow of leak probe
An attorney hired by Hewlett-Packard Co. to investigate the conduct of HP and outside investigators has provided new details of his firm's investigation of news leaks from the HP board.


ITWHIRLED

"It's pretty awesome when it works"
Nothing's perfect, not even Steve Jobs' fabled Reality Distortion Field. This funny video collects some of the less-than-shining moments from Jobs' famous keynote speeches, including computer bugs and public speaking flubs.

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