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Apr 13 2007   7:03AM GMT

Channel news: Major malware outbreak; Cisco WLAN gear shows flaws

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Malware outbreak ‘largest in almost a year’ Security firm Postini and the SANS Internet Storm Center said they are tracking a significant malware outbreak. Postini calls it the biggest email attack in almost a year.

Cisco wireless products suffer multiple vulnerabilities Cisco Systems is reporting multiple vulnerabilities in Cisco’s Wireless Control System (WCS), Wireless LAN Controller and Lightweight Access Points. [TheReg]

Microsoft delays betas for virtualization software Beta releases for Microsoft’s Viridian hypervisor and Virtual Server 2005 Service Pack have been pushed back. Analysts say ship dates and third-party vendors could be affected too. []

Cybercrooks exploiting new Windows DNS flaw Attacks target Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 through a flaw in the Domain Name System code. [CNET]

Apple says it will delay OS X release for 4 months Quality issues will delay the release, an uncharacteristic schedule slippage that is particularly embarrassing for Apple. [NYT]

Citrix goes whole hog with virtual Windows Citrix Desktop Server 1.0 covers the whole spectrum for sending Windows out from the data center to a user’s desktop, including virtual machines, blade PCs and terminal services. Citrix claims the move away from traditional desktops is finally happening. [TheReg]

Ex-executive agrees to pay $800 million in restitution The former chief executive of Computer Associates will pay $800 million to investors who lost money because of the company’s accounting fraud. [NYT]

State of the art: a faster Wi-Fi world is coming Makers of Wi-Fi routers boast of 5 times the speed and 15 times the range, but be sure to read the footnotes. [NYT]

Disaster recovery options improve with WAN optimization Disaster recovery plans are now a necessity for enterprises, and WAN optimization can improve the way DR policies work on the network and reduce costs.[]

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