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Friday, May 12, 2006

Spammers hijack authentication mechanisms to send malware

Spammers hijack authentication mechanisms to send malware
Content filtering provider AppRiver reports an attack gaining momentum by using trusted systems to push malware before anyone notices.

Should Microsoft change its patching process?
Most IT pros still like Microsoft's monthly fix schedule, but in the face of increasing zero-day attacks, they’d like more out-of-cycle fixes as well.

Tech services firm could benefit from CEO resignation
The resignation of the CEO of technology consultant Keane Inc. could actually give the company a boost, says a Wall St. analyst.

Sun eco-evangelist addresses data center energy drain
Sun’s appointment of David Douglas to the newly created position of VP of eco-responsibility signals the company’s intent to find solutions to skyrocketing energy costs in the data center.

CA offers mainframe tape encryption
CA now offers mainframe tape encryption with its BrightStor Tape Encryption appliance.

IBM’s new storage device offers SMBs high-bandwidth option
IBM’s System Storage DS4700 Express offers SMBs with high-bandwidth needs an affordable solution, but companies should work with resellers to get the most out of their purchase.

Thin provisioning: Blessing or curse?
Users experience mixed results using a new feature called thin provisioning, a quick way to add storage capacity to an application.

Managing AD users getting easier -- once you figure out who they are
Part one of this two-part series delves into some of the issues IT managers face and identifies some ways to get around them.


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