Thursday, March 24, 2011

2011 March 20-36: Articles of Interest

Security, Networking, and Industry Articles of Interest

2011-03-16 - Microsoft malware removal tool takes out Public Enemy No. 4
Microsoft finally used its Malicious Software Removal Tool to remove the fourth-biggest threat in automated program's history dating back to at least 2005.

2011-03-18 - RSA breach leaks data for hacking SecurID tokens
'Extremely sophisicated' attack targets 2-factor auth

2011-03-20 - AT&T acquires T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39bn
There was one GSM network, to rule them all...

2011-03-23 - Mac OS X daddy quits Apple
Bertrand Serlet, Apple’s senior vice president of Mac software engineering and the man who played a lead role in the development of Mac OS X, is leaving the company.

2011-03-23 - 'Iranian' attackers forge Google's Gmail credentials
Skype, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mozilla also targeted.

Extremely sophisticated hackers, possibly from the Iranian government or another state-sponsored actor, broke into the servers of a web authentication authority and counterfeited certificates for Google mail and six other sensitive addresses, the CEO of Comodo said

2011-03-23 - Oracle announced all software development stopped on Intel's Itanium CPU.
Red Hat was the first to pull the plug on Itanium, saying back in December 2009 that its Enterprise Linux 6 operating system, which was released last summer, would not be supported on Itanium processors.

Microsoft followed suit in April 2010, saying that Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2 would be the final releases supported on Itanium.

2011-03-24 - Apple Mac OS X: ten years old today
OS X was the product of Apple's 1996 purchase of NeXT, a move that not only saw the acquisition of a modern operating system, but also the return of its co-founder, Steve Jobs, to the company.

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