In what it is calling the most significant update in over five years, IBM has
released a major upgrade to its Informix database. The upgrade offers users
improvements in performance, administration and security.
Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) Version 10 boosts query performance with better
memory allocation and configurable page sizes, the company says. Version 10
also offers improved back-up and restores utilities to provide faster setup
of secondary servers, and better log management tools. The enterprise
replication feature, for generating copies of data at multiple sites, now
supports templates, easing deployment. The database comes with a tool IBM
says can cut installation time in half.
Version 10 lets administrators do a point-in-time restore for an individual
table, a capability already available in DB2. IDS customers currently have to
restore the whole databas... (more)
A spam campaign that claims that Michael Jackson has attempted suicide in an
attempt to lure innocent computer users into being infected by a Trojan horse
should be far less effective now that the King of Pop has been acquitted on
all counts, says a former executive with the Computer Security Institute.
The original scam presented the following message, and was first reported by
the UK-based security firm Sophos:
The email claims that Michael Jackson has attempted to commit suicide. But
clicking on the link will cause infection.
Sophos has identified hundreds of the spam messages ... (more)
- Announcing the "Change The Administration" March in D.C.
- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin tells what he thinks about his fellow
politicians and people in Washington in this morning's radio interview.
"FEMA Director Michael Brown must be removed from his job immediately and
should be assigned to truck duty to drive and unload food and supplies to the
New Orleans Convention Center thoughout the night and for the next 48 hours.
This guy is an incomptenet political idiot who has no qualification to run
this organization. It is completely unacceptable not to be able to drop one
single p... (more)
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyse Technology, the global leader
in thin computing, today announced the availability of the first in a series
of Thin Computing Reference Platforms designed for major industry players
looking to incorporate thin-computing technology into their product
portfolios. The first Thin Computing Reference Platform from Wyse is targeted
at supporting VMware's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), called The Wyse
Reference Platform for Enterprise Desktop Virtualization. Wyse also announced
that NEC will be the first co-development partner leveragi... (more)
Web Security Journal: There's been a flurry of discussion this week among
Internet and Web standards heavy-hitters around WebSocket, the new
communications protocol supported in Chrome 4 and Safari 5. What was the main
issue? Is there some kind of fundamental security vulnerability with the
WebSocket (WS) protocol?
John Fallows: When surfing the Web, our browsers may communicate with Web
servers via HTTP proxies that deliver many benefits, such as providing
previously cached Web content more efficiently than repeatedly contacting the
target server. These proxies may be either ex... (more)