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Routers could become targets of DOS attacks

Denial-of-service attacks that target and use misconfigured network routing equipment pose an "imminent and real threat" to Internet security, according to a recent report by the federally funded CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University...

Microsoft withdraws faulty server patch

A patch released by Microsoft Corp. yesterday to protect Windows 2000 and Windows NT servers against a denial-of-service vulnerability has been withdrawn after users who installed it complained that it caused their systems to malfunction.

Microsoft: Loose lips give hackers tips

Microsoft announced last week a new system for rating the severity of security holes in its software. But it also urged the security community to exercise better judgment about publicizing software vulnerabilities and detailing how they can be exploi...

Nimda worm hard to fight, but patches are available

The multiple ways in which the Nimda worm is able to propagate makes it that much harder to defend against than other recent worms and viruses, security analysts said. But corporations that apply the latest Microsoft Corp. patches and use updated vir...

US ATTACK: Hardware vendors moving to help IT hit by attacks

Hardware vendors, many with major client installations in the World Trade Center, have set up crisis-response teams and command centers to handle emergency requests for equipment by companies affected by Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York and Wa...

Microsoft puts patches over IE

Microsoft has issued a work-around to address an Internet Explorer vulnerability that one leading security organization described as probably "the most dangerous flaw found in Windows workstations" to date.

Chat clients may pose security threats

Internet chat clients such as instant messaging applications pose a serious security risk for corporations, according to an advisory issued last week by Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).

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Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

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