Quest Software Inc, a leading provider of application, database and
infrastructure management solutions, announced a beta version of Quest Toad
for DB2, a full-featured database development solution that increases user
productivity for SQL development and database object management. This product
complements Quest Software's heterogeneous database management family of
products designed to improve database performance, availability and
manageability from initial design through production. Quest, an IBM Business
Partner, will preview the beta version of Toad for DB2 at the IBM DB2
Information Management Technical Conference in Orlando.
Toad for DB2 is designed to address the needs of the DB2 community of
developers so they can rapidly create and execute queries and develop SQL
code more efficiently. It also provides utilities for users to import/export
data, manage pro... (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)
The "proof-of-concept worm" known variously as Worm.Symbian.Cabir.a, Cabir,
and EPOC.Cabir replicates on Nokia Series 60 phones, says a security alert
posted by Symantec yesterday.
The French unit of the Russian security software developer Kaspersky Labs
said that that virus appears to have been developed by an international group
called "29a" - based in the Czech Republic and Slovakia - which specializes
in creating viruses that try to show that no technology is reliable and safe
from their attacks.
"This worm repeatedly sends itself to the first Bluetooth-enabled device that
How would you like to be able to store 500 movies on your hard disk? Reuters
is reporting that Hitachi - the first company in the world to deliver a
400-gigabyte, or billion byte, disk drive - is going to help you do just
that, it says, with a new disk for storing massive quantities of data
captured by personal video recorders.
The new drive, said the company at the CES show in Las Vegas, the world's
largest consumer electronics techfest, can hold 200 hours - half a terabyte,
or more than 500 billion bits of data.
Deskstar 7K500 will be the world's highest capacity 3.5-inch SATA h... (more)
Google's new Gmail service has been outfitted with a number of security
features designed to thwart phishing con artists. Its new anti-phishing
security measures are designed to alert users of suspected e-mail scams. The
anti-phishing security feature disables hypertext links inside e-mails.
Phishing scams typically involve redirecting users onto fraudulent sites once
they have been lured by a cleverly disguised e-mail from a familiar company
or service provider.
Gmail has also provided a prominent "Report Spam" button to its users. Any
messages reported as spam get sent to a sep... (more)