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Slapper worm slowly spreading

The Slapper worm identified late last week is slowly but surely infecting thousands of vulnerable Linux Apache Web servers across the Internet, according to security firms monitoring its progress.

Flaw discovered in Symantec firewall

A vulnerability has been discovered in Symantec firewall products that would let a knowledgeable attacker hijack any connection to Symantec's software-based or appliance-based firewalls, thereby potentially gaining unauthorized access to internal cor...

VeriSign and eBay in deal on domain names

Online marketplace eBay and VeriSign today announced a partnership to market VeriSign domain names on eBay as well as an agreement to have eBay make use of the VeriSign authentication service to establish the online identity of sellers in eBay's onli...

Sun earns certification for Trusted Solaris 8

A security-hardened version of the Sun Microsystems Solaris 8 operating system has achieved the international 'Common Criteria' certification after successfully passing a year of vigorous lab tests at Logica PLC, a U.K. lab.v

MS/DOJ - Judge grants one-week delay

Security experts are advising Linux and Unix software users to apply an update for the OpenSSH protocol since this "Secure Shell" protocol for remote administration of software has been found to have a programming error that would let a local authori...

Experts warn of error in 'Secure Shell' protocol

Security experts are advising Linux and Unix software users to apply an update for the OpenSSH protocol since this "Secure Shell" protocol for remote administration of software has been found to have a programming error that would let a local authori...

Antivirus software vendors warn of new mass-mailer worm

Antivirus software vendors are issuing warnings about a new variant of a Windows-based mass-mailer worm first seen almost eight months ago, that can install a backdoor Trojan on the victim's computer to enable an attacker to take control of it.

Code Red II includes dangerous 'backdoor' Trojan

The new and potentially more dangerous variant of the Code Red worm, which appeared over the weekend, can add a 'backdoor' Trojan to any Microsoft Corp. Web server that is vulnerable to a specific exploit. The Trojan could let anyone with a Web brows...

Sircam virus eludes Symantec anti-virus scanning update

The Sircam computer virus eluded Symantec Corp.'s corporate and consumer Norton Anti-Virus products, because the first software update Symantec created to combat Sircam failed to detect the virus through e-mail scanning at the gateway and desktop.

FBI Opens Investigation to Track Attacks

The FBI says it is investigating the string of attacks that knocked out several e-commerce and news Web sites in the past few days, but warns the investigation may take time as law enforcement agents gather high-tech evidence.

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STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

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The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

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My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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