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F-Secure has reported an exploit targeting a vulnerability in the XML-RPC for PHP 1.x system, which is common in many Wiki systems. "It's been fairly quiet on the Linux malware front," says the the weblog of the F-Secure Antivirus Research Team, maintained by the personnel in charge of analysing virus samples at F-Secure, "but something interesting is going on now." Like President Clinton didn't say, "It depends on what the meaning of 'interesting' is." Stefan Esser reported the same vulnerability in XML-RPC via Secunia back in August.  "Certain XML tags that are nested in parsed documents are not properly sanitized before being used in an "eval()" call. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary PHP code on a vulnerable system," he wrote The vulnerability, Esser noted, had been reported in versions 1.1.1 and prior. ... (more)

Hitachi On Track For 1TB Desktop Harddrives

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies plans on building harddrives using "perpendicular recording" technology that it says could allow for 1TB desktop drives and 20GB microdrives. The terabyte milestone is still a ways off, however, as Hitachi estimates the new drives won't reach consumers until 2007. Currently, harddrives use a recording method that stores magnetic particles for data in parallel to a disc's surface. Drives using parallel recording can store about 100 to 120 gigabits per square inch. With the new perpendicular method, Hitachi claims drives can store 230 gigabits in... (more)

AOL Navigator 8 Causing Microsoft IE Problems

Looks harmless enough, but... A Microsoft manager's blog posting has apparently led to the news that users installing Netscape 8 can mess up IE. Although Microsoft has not reported which versions of IE are affected, the market-leading browser apparently renders XML files as blank pages--not good--on certain systems when Netscape 8 is installed. Microsoft has said it will work with Netscape to address this problem. Microsoft's suggested temporary workaround is simply to uninstall Netscape 8. Netscape 8 has had a troubled release, introduced only two weeks ago but already riven w... (more)

ACS Selects GraphOn's GO-Global For Web-Enabled Remote Access

GraphOn Corporation, a leading developer of application publishing and Web-enabling software solutions, announced that it has entered into an OEM partnership agreement with Urbandale, Iowa-based ACS FIREHOUSE Solutions, a division of Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. ACS FIREHOUSE Solutions is using GraphOn's GO-Global for Windows product to Web-enable their FIREHOUSE Software, a records management solution for fire departments and the emergency medical services (EMS) industry. GO-Global allows FIREHOUSE users to remotely access vital department records from outlying stations e... (more)

GFI MailEssentials Earns Windows Server 2003 Certification through VeriTest

GFI has announced that GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP, its server-based anti-spam solution for Exchange and SMTP servers, has achieved the Windows Server 2003 certification from Microsoft Corp through VeriTest, the testing division of Lionbridge. This certification is based on an established technical standard to identify software applications that are secure and manageable, and that run reliably on the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. The "Certified for Windows Server 2003" certification is conducted on business-critical applications and it is valued by analy... (more)