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Dec 9 2010   6:10AM GMT

The IT Blog Top 10: December 9. 2010

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Get excited! This week’s IT blog top 10 is in! So have a browse and let us know what you think.

1. New toy alert! Mark Fontecchio outlines the new Oracle-Sun blade servers that are geared for virtualization over at Eye on Oracle.

2. First our media and Office files, next our kids! Security Bytes reports on a new ransomware that encrypts files then demands $120.

3. Let’s just say cloud can be hard to understand sometimes, what with wading through the marketing speak and the still-hilarious puns. Carl Brooks gets down to it, telling us how Azure actually works, courtesy of Mark Russinovich.

4. Editorial director Michael Morisy, with the help of an anonymous tipster discovers a quieter internal leaker that has gone unnoticed: Google Cache is the new WikiLeaks.

5. Ed Hardy gets specific about what it means to have 4G, declaring that T-Mobile really does have a 4G network.

6. The virtualization market has been like Black Friday at Macy’s. Beth Pariseau reports on another recent acquisition: Novell acquired, but not by VMware.

7. Rest those eyes and listen to the Security Wire Weekly’s podcast on malware writers and memory dumping with senior VP of Trustwave’s SpiderLabs.

8. Did you like what you hear? Check out another podcast from Security Wire Weekly, this time offering some guidance on how enterprises should respond to Firesheep.

9. Barbara Darrow’s nice precursor to number six on this week’s list: What’s up with Novell?

10. Got Java? Don’t play around. A message from a SANS researcher: Implement every Java security fix.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at

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