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Yahoo Updates Messenger to Fix Critical Security Flaw

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Yahoo Messenger Security UpdateYahoo Inc. released an updated version of it Messenger instant messaging client today, in response to a discovered pair of security vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to gain remote control of a user’s pc running the software. The bugs were found in the Messengers webcam ActiveX controls, which become installed and exploitable when the user views or streams webcam video content through Messenger. An attacker can then take advantage of the flawed ActiveX controls to compromise the user’s system when they unknowingly execute malicious code on the attackers website. Read more…

 
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Office 2007 Security Alert

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Users of Office 2007 running Windows Vista did not receive several of this months update patches, Microsoft Corpopration said last week when it acknowledged that its security update services had failed to deploy the fixes. “We have updated the detection logic for the May 8th security and non-security updates for Office 2007,” said Mark Griesi, a program manager with the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), in an entry on the team’s blog. Read more…

 
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Is Your Wireless Network Secure?

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A recent national study estimated that 60 to 70 percent of all wireless networks are unsecured. CNN recently reported that out of a survey of over 3000 detected wireless networks in US metropolitan areas, over 67 percent had no encryption enabled.

Due to the convenience of mobility and no need to route network cabling between connected devices, more and more homes and businesses are turning to wireless networking. However, many may be unaware of the multitude of security risks that arise when making the choice to implement a wireless network. Read more…

 
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Software Review: Skype IP Telephony Software

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As voice over internet communications continues expand at a rapid pace, more and more technology vendors are developing both hardware and software based solutions to meet the growing demand. One software solution which I believe is particularly noteworthy among the herd is a program called Skype. Skype is a richly featured IP based communications client which allows you to call, chat, exchange files, and video conference with other Skype users anywhere on the internet for free. Read more…

 
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Windows Vista/Office 2007 Officially Arrives

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From Times Square in New York City, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates hosted the worldwide launch of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System. The celebration paid tribute to the millions of Microsoft customers, partners and product testers around the world who provided input and feedback on these products — helping Microsoft transform the way people communicate, create and share content, and access information and entertainment in the new digital age. An on-demand Microsoft webcast showcasing this exciting product release is available here.

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