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Startup looks to head off botnets

A startup with US military backing will begin beta-testing a security appliance this month, which it argues could change the face of network security by automating and refining the generation of malware signatures.

Research unmasks anonymity networks

Anonymity systems designed to allow users to carry out actions on the Internet without identifying themselves can often be cracked with a bit of unorthodox thinking, according to a Cambridge researcher.

Facebook, MySpace hit by zero-day flaw

Exploit code affecting an unpatched flaw in an image uploader used by both Facebook and MySpace is circulating publicly, putting users of the social networking sites at risk, according to security researchers.

IM attacks get nastier

Attacks on instant messaging systems continued to grow more sophisticated and dangerous in January, according to Akonix, a vendor of messaging security systems.

Apple 'breaks' Sun developer app

Open source developers have taken Apple to task for "undermining" a key piece of open source developer code in its Mac OS X implementation.

Android invades hardware

Google's Android developer kit for mobile phones has been successfully installed on several hardware devices, a step toward turning it into a genuine mobile-phone platform.

Open source security bugs uncovered

A US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) bug-fixing scheme has uncovered an average of one security glitch per 1,000 lines of code in 180 widely used open source software projects.

E-mail flaw comes back from the dead in Leopard

A serious security flaw in Apple Mail, patched more than a year ago in "Tiger," also known as Mac OS X 10.4, has reared its head again in the latest version of the operating system, according to Heise Security.

Red Hat 4 gets a facelift

Red Hat has followed up its release of release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.1 two weeks ago with an update to its older RHEL 4 line of operating systems, including kernel updates and hardware tweaks.

Windows for Supercomputers needs less memory than Vista

With its first public beta of Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008, released last week, Microsoft coincidentally highlighted one of the reasons why Windows Vista adoption figures have remained near-non-existent in the enterprise -- its expensive hardwar...

Linux gains ground in enterprise

Linux has already permanently changed the enterprise desktop landscape, and is set to grow further, according to a new report from Forrester Research.

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