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The source code for versions 12.3 and 12.3t  of Cisco's main networking device operating system, IOS, was apparently stolen last week. The news comes via a Russian security site, which claims thatthe person involved accessed Cisco System's corporate network "and then boasted about it on an underground internet relay chat channel." The individual, the report continues, claimed that the total amount of data in the archives was around 800 megabytes and provided two snippets of code as proof of the claims. One commentator, Mark Joseph Edwards, notes: "[If] security-related bugs are found in the leaked Cisco IOS code and the discoverers don't notify Cisco and given them time to produce patches then the ramifications could potentially become huge since so many network uses Cisco hardware, including core Internet service providers." The last big source code leak was the Feb... (more)

Les Coulisses de l'intégration Intel

Intégration des applications fédératrices : la société Intel passe d’un système d’interfaces applicatives point à point à une infrastructure intergicielle (middleware) standard, dans le cadre de laquelle les règles de gestion réutilisables sont extraites vers une couche d’automatisation des processus opérationnels, les applications adoptant une structure à intégration flottante. Découvrez-en le pourquoi et le comment. Intégration interentreprises. D’une gestion manuelle fastidieuse, Intel évolue vers un ensemble de transactions parfaitement orchestrées, da... (more)

IBM Intros First Intel Dual-Core Workstation

IBM has brought out its first Intel dual-core workstation, the IntelliStation M Pro 6218, using the 64-bit Pentium D chip.  IBM has integrated its workstation and x86 server teams so the box was built from the ground up by its server people and according to IBM passed rigorous xSeries server-proven testing. As a result, it's supposed to have server-class reliability and interoperability. IBM already fields a dual-core workstation, complements of AMD. The new SME-targeted box maxs out at 8GB of memory, double its predecessor's, for multitasking workloads. With a 64-bit operating sy... (more)

LiveVault Adds Automatic Offsite Protection as well as Database and Exchange Support to Microsoft DPM

LiveVault Corporation , the leading provider of disk-based online backup and recovery solutions for business servers, launched LiveVault InSync Service for Microsoft DPM, which supports and extends the capabilities of Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM). LiveVault InSync for DPM automatically and securely transports Microsoft DPM server data electronically offsite to a remote facility where it is available for immediate recovery in the event of a system failure, virus, human error or natural disaster. LiveVault InSync for DPM also enables companies to fully prot... (more)

Start-up Claims It's Got the World's Only Secure OS

A Colorado start-up by the name of Secure64 Software Corporation claims to be the only company in the world with a genuinely secure operating system. Let's just let that worrisome thought sink in a minute. Okay, now. This here start-up calls its operating system SourceT micro OS - and Secure64 says Source T micro OS doesn't resemble any other operating system we've ever seen before - and it's not general-purpose - because general-purpose operating systems like Microsoft and Linux are, by nature, insecure. So the only way you can get it is underneath a $9,995 DNS application - a p... (more)