Channel Headlines 3/29/07 — FBI net at risk; CIOs like jobs, not outsourcers; Cisco UC security risks; Cisco borgs SpanLink; Dell readies Linux PCs.
Posted by: Brein Matturro
FBI wireless network at risk A report into the US Department of Justice’s wireless network project says that after six years and $195 million it is falling to bits. [Inquirer]
Survey: CIOs like their jobs, not their outsourcers With their salaries and budgets on the rise, a majority of CIOs speak highly of their jobs in a new survey. Yet they have mostly harsh words for their outsourcing relationships. [eWEEK]
Multiple Cisco Unified CallManager and Presence Server denial of service vulnerabilities Cisco Unified CallManager (CUCM) and Cisco Unified Presence Server (CUPS) contain multiple vulnerabilities which may result in the failure of CUCM or CUPS functionality, resulting in a Denial of Service (DoS) condition. There are no workarounds for these vulnerabilities. Cisco has made free software available to address these vulnerabilities for affected customers. [Cisco]
Webroot study finds 43% of firms hit with malware The security vendor’s State of
Internet Security report surveys 600 companies on their experiences with malware threats. [eWEEK]
Dell revealed today that it will be releasing select desktop and notebook systems with pre-installed Linux as an option in the coming weeks. These will be real, live Linux systems that you’ll be able to call up and order, just like any other Dell product,
HP ProCurve dangles free Gigabit switch chassis …If you buy the port modules to go in it. [TheReg]
HP rolls out new AMD-based business notebooks HP announces two new AMD-based notebooks for the business sector. [DailyTech]
Circuit City fires 3,500 ‘overpaid’ staff’ Cheap but not cheerful. [TheReg]
Cisco borgs SpansLogic Cisco hungry. Cisco eat company. [TheReg] Cisco: SpansLogic is a leading provider of processors that dramatically improve packet processing speeds across the network. With each generation of Ethernet offering a 10x increase in speed, embedding SpansLogic performance into Cisco’s switch platforms will lead to new levels of feature efficiency.
Florida data center loses its cool Faulty chiller knocked nerve center offline. TheReg]
US ‘no longer technology king’ The US has lost its position as the world’s primary engine of technology innovation, according to a report by the World Economic Forum. [BBC]
New SANS program a critical leap forward The SANS Institute’s newest training program will address a critical need for more security-minded code writers and shows how far the industry has come. [SearchSecurity.com]
GPLv3 draft 3 arrives, bans patent pacts The Free Software Foundation released the third discussion draft of the GPLv3 (GNU General Public License, version 3) on March 28. As expected, it contains language designed to prevent patent partnerships that extend protection from patent litigation to only the companies involved in such agreements. [Linux-Watch]