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With these free and low-cost downloads, you can customize and tweak Windows 7 just about any way you wish.
 
Google came close to completely taking over our weekly list of top IT news this week, including headlines out of China that the company's content provider license has been renewed and out of Europe related to its Adwords court case there and Street View.
 
Google's recent restoration of Google.cn may have helped the company secure a renewal of its Internet Content Provider (ICP) license in China, but the search site provides precious few search services to users.
 
Consumers may hate the tiered pricing models that AT&T rolled out last month, but they're also likely the future of mobile data consumption according to analysis by IBM.
 
Java development has supplanted IT security as the most difficult skill set for hiring managers to locate, a Dice.com survey finds.
 
Comcast customers whose broadband service was slowed when the Internet service provider slowed peer-to-peer traffic will be able to get a payment of $16 under a class-action lawsuit settlement approved by a U.S. judge.
 
Beijing's decision to renew Google's license to do business in China could be a big step in a long process of negotiations between Google and China to find a way to coexist.
 
Adobe Systems has started work to bring 3D to its Flash platform, and will preview the technology at the company's upcoming developer conference in October.
 
Gamer Activision Blizzard will not force posters to its user forums to identify themselves using their real names. A plan announced Tuesday to do so was met with a loud protest from its users and others.
 
IT departments should beware of buying additional outsourced services from their existing offshore providers. Here are eight steps to consider before signing new statements of work.
 
After a slow start, a larger number of PCs are using the 64-bit version of Windows 7, and the OS will soon become the norm as users move to 64-bit computing, Microsoft said on Thursday.
 
Patent holding company NTP, which received a $612.5 million settlement from BlackBerry marker Research In Motion in a patent infringement case, has filed patent lawsuits against six makers of smartphones or related software, including Apple and Google.
 
With greater speed, a sleek new interface that borrows heavily from Google's Chrome and a few tricks up its sleeve, Mozilla's Firefox 4 may be on track to regain the browser crown.
 
Could it be that Americans are starting to grow weary of Facebook, which has captivated much of our attention and free time?
 
A Pew Research Center study this spring found that low-income groups in the U.S. are the fastest growing users of Wireless Internet technologies.
 
Firefox 4's first beta is 27% faster than Mozilla's more stable browser, Firefox 3.6.6, but it still lags behind rivals like Chrome, Opera and Safari, benchmark tests show.
 
Recently, a group of hackers was able to gain access to user's personal files on a file-sharing site via SQL injection flaws. The group was able to view and edit personal information further proving that SQL injection is a major problem.

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There's still no public word of what may come of billionaire investor Carl Icahn's stake in ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendor Lawson Software.
 
Intel has no plans to shelve its Celeron processor brand in 2011, the chip maker said Friday in response to a Taiwanese press report.
 
Activision Blizzard stirred up a lively debate on privacy issues this week by announcing plans to require that posters to its gaming forums use their real names.
 
The Ctera C200 provides SAN, NAS, and cloud storage that's simple and cost-effective.
 
One of the things I love about Google Calendar is that it requires no desktop component. Sure, you can sync it with Outlook, but not everyone needs or wants a program like that just to manage appointments.
 
A consumer group has charged that vehicles gathering data and images for Google's Street View feature may have inadvertently breached wireless networks at the homes of federal lawmakers.
 
Speech-to-sign language translation software written by a team from Thailand won the main category of a Microsoft-sponsored software development contest for students, the Imagine Cup, on Thursday.
 
Weighing in at just under 6 pounds sans power brick, the new HP ProBook 4520s feels solid and sturdy enough to bear the brunt of your daily commute. Improving on the plastic chassis from last year's 4510s series, HP doesn't aim this business laptop at the netbook crowd; with a 15.6-inch high-definition matte screen and a brushed aluminum exterior, the hefty device targets professionals who want a notebook with the power to handle marathon spreadsheet sessions as well as the occasional Blu-ray break on a long business trip. Starting at $719 (though our review unit cost a little more than $800 as of July 1, 2010), the 4520s is a modest performance machine ideal for small business users on a budget.
 
The Chinese government has renewed Google's Internet Content Provider license, the company announced.
 
The Chinese government has renewed Google's Internet Content Provider (ICP) license, the company announced Friday in an update to an earlier blog posting.
 
The Chinese government has renewed Google's Internet Content Provider license, the company announced Friday in an update to an earlier blog posting.
 
Owning an Android smartphone means never having to say 'I don't know.'
 
Owning a smartphone means never having to say 'I don't know.' These free applications for Android phones will keep you knowledgeable wherever you go.
 
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. finished the second quarter with its highest quarterly sales tally ever, a figure that also beat its guidance.
 
China's increasing technological sophistication is causing increasing worry in Washington. Here are five reasons why it still might succeed in its goal to achieve world dominance in technology.
 
InfoSec News: 'There are things we'll never know': http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=180838
By THE MEDIA LINE 07/08/2010
Top secret IDF base exposed on Facebook.
Israeli soldiers who served at one of the country.s most secretive bases have set up a group on the social networking site Facebook, in what has [...]
 
InfoSec News: Cisco Live 2010 attendee list hacked: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/070810-cisco-live-list-hacked.html
By Tim Greene Network World July 08, 2010
Someone hacked the list of attendees for the recent Cisco Live 2010 users' conference, a security breach that led Cisco to notify the [...]
 
InfoSec News: University Databases In the Bull's Eye: http://www.darkreading.com/database_security/security/attacks/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=225702686
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer DarkReading July 08, 2010
A high-profile breach announced this week at the University of Hawaii (UH) Manoa was the latest in a rash of summertime university database exposures -- and it serves as a reminder of how much work postsecondary institutions still must do to improve their data security practices.
The UH Manoa breach affected approximately 53,000 students, faculty, and other customers of the university's parking facilities. It was the result of a hacker gaining entry into a server containing a database full of parking facility customer information, including social security numbers and credit card data.
The education vertical has been hit by at least three other glaring database breaches at big universities across the country during the past few months, comprising:
[...]
 
InfoSec News: Researcher cracks 'secret' code in U.S. Cyber Command logo: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9179004/Researcher_cracks_secret_code_in_U.S._Cyber_Command_logo
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld July 8, 2010
A security researcher said on Thursday he was the first to crack the code embedded in the seal of the U.S. [...]
 
InfoSec News: Army Intelligence Analyst Charged With Leaking Classified Information: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/07/manning-charges/
By Kim Zetter and Kevin Poulsen Threat Level Wired.com July 6, 2010
A U.S. Army intelligence analyst suspected of leaking videos and documents to Wikileaks was charged Monday with eight violations of [...]
 
InfoSec News: Secunia Weekly Summary - Issue: 2010-27: ========================================================================
The Secunia Weekly Advisory Summary 2010-07-01 - 2010-07-08
This week: 69 advisories [...]
 
InfoSec News: U.S. Program to Detect Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704545004575352983850463108.html
By Siobhan Gorman The Wall Street Journal July 7, 2010
The U.S. government is launching an expansive program dubbed "Perfect Citizen" to detect cyber assaults on private U.S. [...]
 

Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 08

http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=180838

By THE MEDIA LINE
07/08/2010

Top secret IDF base exposed on Facebook.

Israeli soldiers who served at one of the country.s most secretive bases
have set up a group on the social networking site Facebook, in what has
been called a serious security breach. The page allows veterans of the
base to upload photos and videos of their shared experiences, and has
attracted 265 members.

To see...
 

Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 08

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/070810-cisco-live-list-hacked.html

By Tim Greene
Network World
July 08, 2010

Someone hacked the list of attendees for the recent Cisco Live 2010
users' conference, a security breach that led Cisco to notify the
customers as well as a broader group who have dealings with the company.

Cisco says it won't release details about where the data was stored or
how it was breached but sometime last Thursday...
 

Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 08

http://www.darkreading.com/database_security/security/attacks/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=225702686

By Ericka Chickowski
Contributing Writer
DarkReading
July 08, 2010

A high-profile breach announced this week at the University of Hawaii
(UH) Manoa was the latest in a rash of summertime university database
exposures -- and it serves as a reminder of how much work postsecondary
institutions still must do to improve their data security...
 

Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 08

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9179004/Researcher_cracks_secret_code_in_U.S._Cyber_Command_logo

By Gregg Keizer
Computerworld
July 8, 2010

A security researcher said on Thursday he was the first to crack the
code embedded in the seal of the U.S. Cyber Command (Cybercom), the
group responsible for protecting the country's military networks from
attack.

Sean-Paul Correll, a threat researcher with antivirus vendor Panda
Security,...
 

Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 08

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/07/manning-charges/

By Kim Zetter and Kevin Poulsen
Threat Level
Wired.com
July 6, 2010

A U.S. Army intelligence analyst suspected of leaking videos and
documents to Wikileaks was charged Monday with eight violations of
federal criminal law, including unauthorized computer access, and
transmitting classified information to an unauthorized third party.

Pfc. Bradley Manning, 22, was charged with two...
 

Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 08

========================================================================

The Secunia Weekly Advisory Summary
2010-07-01 - 2010-07-08

This week: 69 advisories

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Table of Contents:

1.....................................................Word From...
 

Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 08

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704545004575352983850463108.html

By Siobhan Gorman
The Wall Street Journal
July 7, 2010

The U.S. government is launching an expansive program dubbed "Perfect
Citizen" to detect cyber assaults on private U.S. companies and
government agencies running critical infrastructure such as the
electricity grid and nuclear power plants, according to people familiar
with the program.

The...
 

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