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May 7 2007   6:56AM GMT

Channel news: TSA loses PC with payroll data; lax security led to TJX crack

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TSA loses hard drive with personal info The Transportation Security Administration has lost a computer hard drive containing Social Security numbers, bank data and payroll information for about 100,000 employees. [AP]

Lax security led to TJX breach Security pros left windows open. [TheReg]

Windows activation Trojan can catch the unwary Watch out – the bad guys have stepped up their Trojan creation nastiness by creating Trojans that look like real Windows alerts which wouldn’t fool experts but could easily catch novices. [ITWire]

IPv6 routing header vulnerability Processing a specially crafted IPv6 Type 0 Routing header can crash a device running Cisco IOS software. This vulnerability does not affect IPv6 Type 2 Routing header which is used in mobile IPv6. IPv6 is not enabled by default in Cisco IOS. [Cisco]

Dell joins Microsoft, Novell in Linux pact Microsoft Corp. said on Monday Dell Inc. had joined a business collaboration it had with Novell Inc. to allow open-source Linux software to work with Windows. [Reuters]

Intel preparing Q3 saunch for ‘Caneland’ The launch of Intel’s multiprocessor platform for servers will complete the company’s transition to its Core microarchitecture, first introduced in 2006. [eWEEK]

Akamai gains traction with Web app acceleration service Akamai Technologies on May 7 will launch a range of enhancements for its Akamai Web Application Accelerator designed to bolster the managed services offering as an alternative to in-house application acceleration deployments. [eWEEK]

Survey: Many backup/recovery systems going untested Numerous companies risking serious downtime and financial loss due to untested, critically slow disaster recovery systems. [eWEEK]

Yahoo shares rise on reports of Microsoft interest Shares of Yahoo Inc. soared as much as 19% to their highest level in nearly a year on Friday after two newspaper reports said the company and Microsoft Corp. were in preliminary merger talks to take on common foe Google Inc.  [Reuters]

Iron Mountain, NetGear announce acquisitions Iron Mountain announces it will acquire records management rival ArchivesOne, as well as companies in Italy and
Germany; NetGear snaps up NAS maker Infrant Technologies.

Journalists intend to sue Hewlett-Packard over surveillance Three journalists whose private phone records were scrutinized intend to sue Hewlett-Packard for invasion of privacy. [NYT]

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