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"During a natural disaster of this scale, it is critical for corporations, individuals and governments to join forces to help those affected to overcome the disaster," said George Samenuk (pictured), chairman and CEO of McAfee, Inc, as McAfee announced its immediate support for the relief efforts of Hurricane Katrina with an initial company donation of $50,000 and also announced its intention to match funds through a global employee contribution matching program. The McAfee Grant will be used to help support the immediate humanitarian relief efforts and will support the American Red Cross's Hurricane 2005 Relief Fund. McAfee will immediately match the total of employee donations on a one-to-one basis to the fund. McAfee is also identifying short-term needs for McAfee product donations to support emergency response and recovery efforts. As the efforts move to the re... (more)

"It's the End of Software," Declares SalesForce.com's Marc Benioff

"Oracle put Siebel investors out of their misery today," SalesForce.com's Marc Benioff (pictured) declared today to his employees and management team as Oracle agreed to buy Siebel for $10.66 a share. "We have been doing that for Siebel customers for years." SalesForce.com's announcement today at its Dreamforce even will accelerate that, Benioff said, adding: "It's the end of software." Benioff's anti-Oracle bias reverberated through his next words: "Client/Server software is being consolidated by Oracle just as mainframe software was consolidated by Computer Associates. Oracle's st... (more)

"MSBlast.B" Creator Faces 18 to 37 Months in Prison

According to US attorney John McKay, the 19-year-old Minneapolis man who pleaded guilty yesterday to being the author of the MSBlast-B worm infected more than 48,000 PCs last summer. The attorneys defending the man, Jeffrey L. Parson, dispute that figure - but McKay will press for as serious a sentence as he can, saying that since the damage to individual computer users is very real, the penalties should also be very real. Parson, who was arrested last August, is scheduled to be sentenced in Seattle before U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman on November 12. He faces 18 - 37 months... (more)

Hurricane Katrina "Cyber-Scams" – National Cyber Security Alliance Issues Warning

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 sp... (more)

Sun Gains Momentum in First Fiscal Quarter of 2007

Sun ended the first fiscal quarter of 2007 with significant customer momentum for its recently enhanced IT product portfolio and the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS), including key wins with Alcatel, MasterCard, Research in Motion (RIM), the US Library of Congress, and Verizon Wireless. "This quarter Sun achieved double digit revenue growth year over year in each of our four geographies (US, International Americas, EMEA and APAC); evidence that our customers value our approach to open standards, innovation and investments in R&D," said Don Grantham, executive vice president, Global... (more)