Google confirmed yesterday that it experienced "slowness" for a short period
of time because of the MyDoom virus.
Google users experienced problems whether their own computer was infected or
not. This is because the virus struck at the Google's own servers,
potentially slowing it down for non-infected computers using it by bombarding
the search engine with requests until its servers couldn't cope.
The attack was directed at Lycos, Altavista, and Yahoo too. In Google's case,
the attack received most publicity since it coincided with the company's
long-awaited announcement on the value of its public flotation.
"Google's down!?!?!?!?" wrote one Internet chatroom wag, "Forgive me while I
stock up on water and ammunition."
This new variant of the MyDoom "worm" - MyDoom.O - spreads by e-mail. When it
infects one computer it not only looks for e-mail addresses on that compute... (more)
EMC is going to IPO 10% of VMware this summer.
It'll give VMware a recruiting and retention incentive and money that's not
EMC's to grow on.
It's also supposed to increase the visibility into VMware's performance and
signal that the company is committed to its open platform strategy
EMC will keep the other 90% and says it has no intention of spinning VMware
out or otherwise divesting itself of the rest of this "precious" asset, which
it called "one of the fast-growing businesses in the history of the software
VMware sales last year were up 83% to $709 million. It ended ... (more)
Tacit Networks, the leader in enterprise-wide remote office IT solutions, and
Softricity, the leader in desktop virtualization and application management
solutions, has announced that they have certified a joint solution that gives
branch office users across the globe on-demand access to centralized,
consolidated Windows application repositories via the WAN at LAN-speeds.
This offering combines the Softricity DesktopTM, which turns Windows
applications into centrally managed virtualized services that are securely
delivered to desktops, laptops and servers on demand, with Tacit Netw... (more)
On April 22 Microsoft became aware of code available on the Internet that
seeks to exploit vulnerabilities already addressed as part of its April 13
security updates, code that attempts to use the IIS PCT/SSL vulnerability on
servers running Internet Information Services with the Secure Socket Layer
authentication enabled. The vulnerability was addressed by bulletin
MS04-011 (www.windowsupdate.com) and Microsoft urged all customers to
immediately install the MS4-011 update as well as the other critical updates
provided on April 13.
In addition, Microsoft published a knowledge b... (more)
Mozilla Urges 27 Million Firefox Users to Download Anti-Phishing Update
"One of the most important measures to counter phishing attacks is the use of
security certificates," said Christen Krogh, Opera Software's Vice President
of Engineering, last week as Opera released the second Beta version of its
next browser, which includes an answer to the recent security debate over Web
In this beta, the browser displays security information inside the address
bar, located next to the padlock icon that indicates the level of security
present on a site.
The small, yellow secu... (more)