Monday, March 26, 2007
Microsoft details network hack in Windows ... Symbian adds support for TV, cameras, databases
News: Microsoft details network hack in Windows
News: Symbian OS v9.5 adds support for TV, cameras, databases
News: SANS to test programmers' security sense
News: Intel to build $2.5 billion chip plant in China
Windows Tip: Determine bandwidth using WMI script
Podcast: Intel to build $2.5B fab in China ... MIcrosoft puts brakes on Soapbox ... IBM shows optical chipset
ITwhirled: The top 10 funniest tech videos on YouTube
Microsoft details network hack in Windows
Microsoft Corp. is warning of an attack that could be used to divert someone's Web traffic through a malicious proxy server by placing a malicious WPAD.dat file in the Domain Name System (DNS) or the Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS).
Symbian OS v9.5 adds support for TV, cameras, databases
Symbian Ltd. has updated its operating system for mobile phones, improving support for digital TV, cameras, database applications, location-based services and roaming between Wi-Fi and 3G (third-generation) networks.
SANS to test programmers' security sense
Amid growing Internet crime enabled in part by faulty programming, the SANS Institute will introduce a series of four exams for developers to test how well they can write secure code.
Intel to build $2.5 billion chip plant in China
Intel Corp. President and CEO Paul Otellini Monday confirmed the company plans to build a $2.5 billion chip plant in China. The plant, to be built in Dalian, on China's northeastern coast, will enter production during the first half of 2010.
TSMC extends lead over IBM, other chip rivals: Gartner
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) took the top spot in the contract chip manufacturing business again in 2006, and extended its lead over some rivals, such as IBM Corp.
Virtual Iron joins HP partner program
Virtual Iron Inc., the open source underdog to virtualization industry leader VMware Inc., has been chosen to join a Hewlett-Packard Co. partnership program and has landed the travel Web site Priceline.com Inc. as a customer.
Iona adds repository tool for SOAs
Iona Technologies Inc. is broadening its suite of Artix infrastructure software with a new tool announced Monday for managing software services in an SOA environment.
Rackable Systems offers data center in a box
Server maker Rackable Systems Inc. is introducing a data center-in-a-box product that bears a resemblance to the Project Blackbox portable data center coming from Sun Microsystems Inc.
Study: Online advertising fraught with malicious code
An analysis of more than 10 million unique URLs, based on live web traffic recorded in the U.K., by security firm Finjan found that online advertising hosts 80 percent of all instances of malicious code.
Determine bandwidth using WMI script
By Mitch Tulloch, MTIT Enterprises
Did you know that you can use WMI to measure your machine's network bandwidth using a script? To use this script, copy the text provided in this article into Notepad (with Word Wrap turned off) and save it as ReportBandwidth.vbs. To run this script on a Windows Vista machine, open an elevated command prompt and type cscript reportbandwidth.vbs /? to view a list of different arguments you can
use with this script.
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Intel to build $2.5B fab in China ... MIcrosoft puts brakes on Soapbox ... IBM shows optical chipset
The top 10 funniest tech videos on YouTube
Spring has sprung, and with it, you may be experiencing a bout of spring fever. Here's a cure, or at least a temporary remedy: "The top 10 funniest tech videos on YouTube" links to some "hilarious parodies, spoofs and jokes related to IT and computers." But if you're in tech support, get ready to be skewered; a lot of the jokes come at your expense, like the Norwegian television show excerpt depicting a medevial help desk.
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