Weekly brief – September 7, 2009

Marshal8e6 rebrands as M86 Security

Marshal8e6 has rebranded itself as M86 Security, just ahead of launching what it claims is the industry's first integrated email and web security products following the merger of Marshal Ltd and 8e6 Technologies in November 2008 and the subsequent acquisition of behavioural malware analysis firm, Avinti, in April of this year.

For more see the official press release...

Australian federal police mock hackers - and are hacked in return

The Australian federal police have been hacked after their boasts of a recent hacker bust drew the ire of one angry hacker.

For more see the Australian newswires... 

Raytheon releases industry's fastest cross-domain sharing solution

Raytheon has released a much faster, more economical version of its powerful High-Speed Guard cross-domain information-sharing solution for government organizations.

For more see the official press release... 

Red Hat launches new software for cloud development

Red Hat has announced JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.0, the foundation for the vendor's new Java-based middleware strategy and a core element of its emerging cloud plans.

For more see Techworld's report on the news...

Microsoft reveals Office 2010 sandbox security

Microsoft has revealed a few more details about a new security feature in Office 2010, dubbed "Protected View," that is designed to shut down the popular hacker tactic of feeding users rigged Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.

For more read this Technet blog item...

VMware outlines plans for virtual desktops

VMware has reportedly been outlining its strategy for the virtual desktop market and says the time is now right for the market to take off. Speaking at VMworld 2009 Patrick Harr, vice president of enterprise desktop marketing at VMware, said that the company already had over 7000 customers using its View virtual desktop system for over a million users.

For more read the V3 newswire report...

WINS attacks appearing in the wild

The 'critical' WINS vulnerability that Microsoft issued a patch for late last month is now being exploited actively in the wild, according to the SANS Institute. The Internet Storm Center, which is operated by SANS, is receiving preliminary reports that hackers are targeting Microsoft's WINS service on Windows NT, 2000 and 2003 servers.

For more read the Techworld report here...

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