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RSA targeted and compromised by sophisicated hackers

The security division of EMC, RSA have been hit with a sophisicated cyber attack which might end reducing the effectiveness of their SecurID authentication services. Executive Chairman Art Coviello sent a letter to RSA customers and documented that the company had recently “identified an extremely sophisticated cyber attack in progress …

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Internet Explorer 9 – 2.3 million downloads in 24 hours

Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft’s latest browser was launched on Monday evening and has received 2.3 million downloads in the first 24 hours. Microsoft are very happy with the interest in their new browser, particularly due to the high profile hardware acceleration features which includes offloading to the GPU. Early tests …

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Hewlett Packard will ship PC’s with WebOS

Hewlett Packard will be shipping WebOS on all their PC’s starting next year. This will hurt Microsoft badly as their biggest hardware partner will be no longer exclusively tied into the Windows operating system. HP CEO Leo Apotheker has told Bloomberg News that HP ‘lost its soul’ under former chief …

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Firefox 4 release candidate unleashed

Mozilla have released the first release candidate of Firefox Version 4. This version is what the development team feel is a finished browser, says Johnathan Nightingale, director of Firefox development. The quality assurance team are still taking feedback from users across the globe in the next few weeks, but if …

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High profile DDoS attack originates from China

The recent high profile denial of service attack (DDoS) that hit the WordPress.com blog publishing platform last week has now been shown to have originated from China, according to the sites founder. DDoS attacks are particularly nasty, as they simultaneously attack a web site with data so it becomes overwhelmed. …

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Playstation 3 victim of custom seizures

Last month KitGuru reported that LG were trying to ban the Playstation 3 from the USA. It appears, based on latest reports that shipments of the black shiny console will be running dry as custom officials are ordered to seize European shipments also. This court ordered ban on imports was …

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Google software ‘update’ caused Gmail failure

KitGuru reported on some rather worrying Gmail issues this week and Google have finally revealed what caused the panic on Monday. Google originally said that only 0.29 percent of their user base was affected by the mysterious ‘disappearing’ email issue, but Google have since revised their figures to only 0.02 …

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Gmail users wake up to find all emails gone

Some users have woken up today to find that all their Gmail emails have been wiped. So far only 0.8% of the user base has been affected, however that is little consolation to those who have lost thousands of emails. Users have already been running to the Google Help Forums …

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Breakup Notifier gets shut down by Facebook

Facebook have decided to shut down Breakup Notifier, a popular relationship tracker which is used to monitor the relationship status of chosen friends. The application sent users an email notification whenever one of their friends changed relationship status, meaning that interested parties could make advances whenever someone they liked was …

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Windows 7 SP1 official released

Microsoft have released the first official service pack for Windows 7 today. This update includes all previously released security, performance and stability updates for Windows 7. SP1 includes new improvements for certain features and services in Windows 7 such as improved relability when hooking up HDMI audio devices, printing using …

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