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Why ditch Windows now?

Symantec’s CEO John Thompson has delighted Mac fans this week by saying (in a form of words) he thinks people should buy Macs instead of Windows PCs. Why shouldn’t we believe a word of this nonsense? Well, just for...

Tags: apple, mac, virus

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Apple peeled open

The company famed for the world’s second most insecure operating system (Ok, a long way behind Windows) released a whopping " target="_blank">43 security fixes for its software last week. This was mostly to do with holes in the Quicktime...

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Mozilla is on the move again

If you noticed your Mozilla client updating rather sharpish in the last few days then there was a reason for it – the outfit was plugging a remote execution flaw. That’s according to a number of sources, including (among...

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Hacking a hot Pentium

Security flaws can be big, small, and sometimes just downright curious. One that " target="_blank">emerged at a conference last week concerns Intel’s Pentium chip, including all its near and distant derivatives (i.e everything current). It turns out that the...

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Let down by McAfee

Which anti-virus product to run? Windows only lets you run one per machine – or even have one installed at once – so it should be worthy of sageful consideration. For some years, I’ve used McAfee, and it has...

Tags: apple, email, firewall, mac, virus

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You can't lock up a Trojan

The news that a husband and wife are to get jail time in Israel for the creating and distributing malware sounds like the latest example of criminals getting their just deserts. The story has greater significance than that. Cast...

Tags: firewall

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The endpoint endgame

It's not often I look forward to a conference, but for once I'm looking forward to this one. Fair disclosure: this is a conference being run in conjunction with Techworld, among others. This blog has now entered the realm...

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Attention Apple users - you are vulnerable actually

Apple users have enjoyed an amazing run of good fortune. In the time Windows has been hit by an almost uncountable list of viruses, worms, Trojans, key-loggers, software vulnerabilities and browser hacks of every colour running into the thousands,...

Tags: virus

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Decrypting nCipher

Well done Alex van Someren, the cheery and mightily on-the-ball CEO and co-founder of Cambridge encryption company nCipher. News reached us last week that the company is in talks to be acquired by SafeNet for something around the $150...

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Beware of February 3rd - every day

Lock away your most vital technology – it’s February 3rd 2006, a day computer users all over the world are supposed to have been dreading for weeks. It’s the date that a crop of public relations companies decided to...

Tags: virus

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