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Security networks send spammers underground

Botnets will employ more obfuscated control techniques including the use of peer-to-peer networks during 2009, according to security researchers, following the [[artid:556517764|McColo datacentre take-down|new]] last year.

Written by Darren Pauli28 Jan. 09 12:55

Satyam appoints management advisor, investment banks

The board of Satyam Computer Services has appointed The Boston Consulting Group as management advisor, and Goldman Sachs and Avendus, an Indian investment bank, as investment bankers to advise the company on various strategic options, including bringing in a large investor in the company.

Written by John Ribeiro28 Jan. 09 08:47

US Feds' web site gets Web 2.0 make over

Taking a page from the updated whitehouse.gov web site, the US federal government has gone Web 2.0 with is own site.

Written by Sharon Gaudin28 Jan. 09 08:39

AVG notes rise in number of malicious Web sites

Web sites rigged with malicious code are becoming more numerous by the day, but the time those sites are online is declining, according to new research from security vendor AVG Technologies.

Written by Jeremy Kirk28 Jan. 09 08:32

Apple's MacBook Air Laptop Has New Rival in Dell's Adamo

Rumors about a rival to Apple's MacBook Air first emerged a few weeks ago in the form of Dell's much anticipated Adamo. Yet although other big name companies like Toshiba, Samsung, HP and MSI have created their own slim laptops, there seems to be extra hype surrounding Dell's Adamo. The question is, will the Adamo, or even MSI's X-Slim Series X320, win this round as the thin laptop favorite?

Written by Ashley Laurel Wilson28 Jan. 09 08:29

New botnet resurrects Storm's Valentine's Day ruse

Spam trumpeting the power of love is nothing more than an old trick dressed up in new clothes, more evidence that the backers of the Waledec bot Trojan are the same bunch that hammered users last year with Storm, security companies are warning.

Written by Gregg Keizer28 Jan. 09 08:23

Windows 7 to be 'thoroughly' tested by antitrust regulators

Technical advisers to the antitrust regulators who monitor Microsoft's compliance with a 2002 antitrust settlement will test Windows 7 "more thoroughly" than earlier versions of the operating system, according to a recently-released status report filed with the federal judge watching over the company.

Written by Gregg Keizer28 Jan. 09 08:11

Cisco launches major green push with EnergyWise

Cisco System launched a major green initiative this week that includes free software to help customers use their networks to automatically turn off computers and network gear at night and whenever they aren't being used.

Written by Matt Hamblen28 Jan. 09 08:08

Satyam turns to YouTube to get its message across

Indian outsourcer Satyam Computer Services is turning to YouTube to get its own message across to viewers worldwide in the wake of the financial crisis in the company.

Written by John Ribeiro28 Jan. 09 08:00

White House e-mail crashes

The tech-savvy Obama White House is suffering the inconvenience and embarrassment of an e-mail crash that has lasted several hours Monday afternoon, according to published reports.

Written by Tim Greene28 Jan. 09 06:04

How companies are cutting costs

Nearly half of companies working to reduce costs attempt to avoid permanent layoffs, according to recent survey results, opting instead to freeze salaries and cut travel expenses.

Written by Denise Dubie28 Jan. 09 05:26

Obama details recovery plan but short on broadband goals

Barack Obama used his first weekly address as U.S. president to provide more details of his proposed US$825 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan that, among other things, will upgrade classrooms, invest in renewable energy and expand broadband Internet access.

Written by Martyn Williams27 Jan. 09 12:28

Conficker hitting hardest in Asia, Latin America

Computer networks in Asia and Latin America are the most susceptible to a fast-spreading computer worm, which has infected between 6 million and 9 million PCs worldwide, security experts said.

Written by Robert McMillan27 Jan. 09 12:20

'Vista Capable' case could cost Microsoft US$8.5B

Microsoft would have to come up with as much as $8.5 billion to settle accounts with the customers affected by its 2006 "Vista Capable" marketing program, according to documents unsealed by a federal court.

Written by Gregg Keizer27 Jan. 09 12:06
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