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millions potentially affected by Epsilon email breach

Permission email marketing outsourcer Epsilon have announced a data breach which could affect millions of people. In a short statement, they announced that the breach affects a ‘subset’ of its customer data, but has yet to disclose the full extent of the problem. The unauthorised entry into its email system …

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Cyberattack hits hundreds of thousands of websites

Hundreds of thousands of websites have been compromised by a huge cyber attack. The attack was based around a well known exploit on other sites to insert a link to their website. Those visiting the cyber crooks webpage were told that their machines were infected with many different viruses. Security …

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Google deny plans for Facial Recognition program

CNN released a story which stated that Google were developing a facial recognition application. Google have since denied it, but the rumours persist. “Google plans to introduce a mobile application that would allow users to snap pictures of people’s faces in order to access their personal information, a director for …

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Microsoft Windows Thin PC Beta – for free

Microsoft are offering a locked down version of Windows 7 designed to turn cheap hardware into ‘thin-client’ systems. This operating system is geared to administrators who want cheap and easy PC systems for employees, without having to worry about fixing a plethora of user generated problems. This operating system is …

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Firefox breaks record for downloads

Firefox 4 was released last week and KitGuru reported on the early download figures during the day, which were already looking very healthy indeed. The new browser was downloaded 7.1 million times in 24 hours followed by a second day figure of 8.75 million. Firefox 3 in 2008 was downloaded …

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FireFox 4 best browser on the planet?

The final version of Firefox 4 has been released today and is being hailed by many as the best browser on the market today. Users can snag the upgraded software in 75 languages from www.firefox.com. There are versions for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The new browser was announced in …

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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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