The loss of life and destruction of property wrought by Hurricane Katrina has
been utterly devastating. Unfortunately, now there is another after-effect to
worry about, says the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA): online
criminals are already taking advantage of generous individuals who are
looking to donate online to disaster relief efforts.
The FBI is currently investigating hundreds of Web sites posing as online
charities to lure in potential donors and obtain their financial information.
In addition, there are reports of phony e-mails from fake charities being
used to spread worms and viruses.
In an effort to help prevent online exploitation of Hurricane Katrina and
help ensure that donations get to the people in need, the NCSA – a
not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization – offers the following tips to
help consumers avoid becoming a victim of an on... (more)
Symantec CEO John Thompson, speaking at an event in the UK, recently made a
handful of memorable statements:
1. On Windows as a target for virus writers
"The Windows environment will be target rich for a long, long time."
2. On why Windows attracts most viruses
"If somebody writes graffiti they're not going to write it on a wall at the
end of a dead-end alley. They're going to write it on a train that travels
right through the city center."
3. On the need to educate staff about security
"Security is a process, not a bunch of products."
4. On Symantec
"The market will acknowledge t... (more)
Barracuda Networks, Inc., the leading provider of spam firewall solutions,
today announced the Barracuda Spam Firewall Outbound Edition, a new version
of the award-winning Barracuda Spam Firewall. The Barracuda Spam Firewall
Outbound Edition enables organizations to enforce corporate and regulatory
policies, and to ensure outgoing email is legitimate and virus-free.
"No organization wants to be the source of spam or viruses," said Dean Drako,
president and CEO of Barracuda Networks. "Likewise companies want to make
sure that the content of email, especially when concerning confiden... (more)
According to ex-HP VP of business development and strategy Karl Kamb, a guy
HP fired in 2005 and is suing, HP paid the former president of Dell Japan
Katsumi Iizuka for Dell's printer plans - product configurations,
specifications, target costs, pricing estimates, third-party manufacturers
and suppliers and introduction dates.
This was allegedly in 2002 before Dell started peddling its own printers and
threatening HP's very profitable corner on that marketplace. It was also
seven or eight years after Iizuka left Dell. Iizuka didn't take the money
directly but had it handled by a ... (more)
EMC is going to IPO 10% of VMware this summer.
It'll give VMware a recruiting and retention incentive and money that's not
EMC's to grow on.
It's also supposed to increase the visibility into VMware's performance and
signal that the company is committed to its open platform strategy
EMC will keep the other 90% and says it has no intention of spinning VMware
out or otherwise divesting itself of the rest of this "precious" asset, which
it called "one of the fast-growing businesses in the history of the software
VMware sales last year were up 83% to $709 million. It ended ... (more)