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Lessons Learned From World IPv6 Day

Wednesday's World IPv6 Day came and went with only a handful of reported problems. Observers say this is a good sign that the Internet is capable of handling the new protocols.

Fujitsu To Launch Windows Azure Service in August

Fujitsu expects to begin offering commercial cloud services in August from its datacenter in Japan that uses Microsoft's Windows Azure platform.

Hackers Targeting E-Mail, Mobile Devices

Spearphishing and malware attacks via mobile systems, particularly targeting the Android platform, are on the rise, according to a report from software security firm McAfee.

Windows Users Readying for World IPv6 Day

The world will move to Internet Protocol version 6 for one day on Wednesday, June 8, but just a small percentage of Internet users might be adversely affected.

Google Points to China Again in Gmail Hack

According to Google, Jinan, China-based hackers accessed hundreds of users, including U.S. government officials, military personnel, journalists, Chinese political activists and officials of several Asian countries, most of them in South Korea.

Report: IE 9 Hits 12 Percent Usage on Windows 7 Machines

According to NetMarketShare, a Web tracking and analytics service provided by Net Applications, Microsoft's latest version of Internet Explorer finished off May with 12.0 percent of the worldwide browser market.

HTML 5 Spec Advances to 'Last Call' Status

The W3C announced on Wednesday that the HTML 5 Working Draft has reached its Last Call milestone.

'Cookiejacking' Risk Found in Internet Explorer

According to Rosario Valotta, an Italian security researcher, a security breach of Internet Explorer could occur if a hacker hijacks session cookies from users' visits to a Web site.

Google Releases Security Update for Chrome

Google today has released Chrome version 11.0.696.71 which fixes four vulnerabilities in its browser.

Free App Turns Windows Into a Wireless Router

Free software is now available that enables Internet connections to be shared using Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems.

Final Judgment Scrutiny Ends for Microsoft

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) on Wednesday announced that a final legal judgment against Microsoft, rendered in 2002 over antitrust concerns, expired on May 12.

Business Networks Not Ready for IPv6, Survey Finds

Most business networks are not ready for the transition to IPv6, according to a poll conducted by Ipswitch Inc.

10 Technologies Microsoft 'Borrowed'

These technologies may not have been Microsoft originals, but today they bear the Redmond stamp.

Google Engineers Blame Adobe for Chrome Hack

Google is speaking out after Monday's news that a French security firm had found a zero-day exploit in Chrome's code. 

Google Chrome Exposed to Zero-Day Security Exploits

French security firm Vupen claimed today that it discovered a zero-day exploit of the Google Chrome Web browser running on Windows.

IE 9: What IT Pros Should Know

Microsoft fielded some questions on Monday in a Webinar on Internet Explorer 9, focusing on what IT managers should know about the new Web browser.

Microsoft Reconciles on IPv4 Addresses

Controversy over the control of IPv4 numbers was somewhat diffused this month after Microsoft entered into a legacy agreement with the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) over IPv4 numbers purchased from Nortel.

Check Your Bandwidth Before Moving to the Cloud

Limitations by ISPs could foil backup service plans.

IE 9 Less Dogged by Add-On Problems, Microsoft Says

Microsoft is gaining the upper hand over problems in Internet Explorer 9 traced to browser add-ons, the company announced today.

U.S. Energy Lab Hit by Phishing Attack

According to an Oak Ridge National Laboratory spokeswoman, a "very sophisticated" piece of malware apparently designed to steal technical information from the Energy Department lab's network caused laboratory officials to shut down its e-mail and Internet access last week.

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