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May 25 2007   7:20AM GMT

Channel news: Spoofing technique passes filters; Microsoft open-source signals mixed

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Strange spoofing technique evades antiphishing filtersTargets include PayPal, eBay and others. [TheReg]

Microsoft crosses signals on open source Days after saying that open source software infringes on its patents, Microsoft discloses its plan to build bridges between Active Directory and OpenLDAP. []

Connecticut sues Best Buy for deceiving customers¬†State’s Attorney General: “Best Buy treated its customers like suckers” by using “a technological bait-and-switch-plus.” [eWEEK]

MS nixes potential IIS 6.0 flaw Microsoft has investigated a public proof of concept code that claims to demonstrate a vulnerability in IIS 6.0, finding that there’s no vulnerability and that the the code in question doesn’t even use IIS 6.0. IIS 6.0 flaw that may lead to a DoS attack and which researchers say “definitely” allows attackers to access special DOS devices (COM1 in this case). [eWEEK]

PwC study: Majority of top executives bullish on outsourcing Outsourcing, warts and all, is an “essential business practice” for CEOs, according to a new study from PricewaterhouseCoopers.[]

Internet users unfazed by spam: study The volume of spam arriving in Americans’ personal and workplace inboxes is rising, but email users are less bothered by it than they once were. [TheReg]

HP marries Cisco’s Infiniband switches with clusters and blades And clusters made of blades. [TheReg]

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