Politicians – P2P a threat to national security

The United States Congress is taking a hard look at Peer to Peer file sharing programs, saying that they could cause classified documents to fall into the wrong hands.Washington DC – The United States Congress is taking a hard look at Peer to Peer file sharing programs, saying that they could cause classified documents to fall into the wrong hands.  At a Government Reform Committee hearing yesterday, Lime Wire chairman Mark Gorton was grilled by House members and even committee chair Henry Waxman, a Democrat from California.

29% of web pages host malware, says Sophos

Sophos is describing a scary scenario of the state of the Internet today. In its most recent security threat report released today, the company says that malware is waiting for web surfers in almost every third webpage and, even worse, less than 20% pf web pages publish “constructive” content these days.

Vulnerability in Firefox' password manager

The Mozilla developers have fixed a known hole in the password manager of Firefox & Co, but there's still a vulnerability that can be exploited.

Toshiba rolls out first HD DVD-R notebook PC

More than a year after recordable Blu-ray Disc media became available, HD DVD has finally made its way into the same market with Toshiba's latest notebook computer.

Intel to push new server platforms in Q2 08

VIA to launch new processor architecture in Q1 08

Samsung touts development of first Displayport desktop LCD

Samsung claims to have developed the first desktop LCD with Displayport interface, which competes with HDMI, DVI and UDI.

AMD to double memory capacity in server applications

AMD has come up with a new technology that will allow the company to install 16 memory modules per CPU socket – instead of only 8 that are used with Opteron CPUs today.

MySpace deletes 29,000 sex offender profiles

Panasonic introduces new LUMIX digital camera with 18X zoom

Compact digital cameras usually have pathetic optical zoom, but Panasonic is changing that with its new LUMIX DMC-FZ18 with an amazing 18X optical zoom.

Western Digital unleashes 2 TB external storage devices

Lake Forest (CA) – Western Digital has upgraded its external My Book drive line with 2 TB versions.  The larger size will be available on the My Book World Edition II, My Book Pro Edition II and the My Book Premium II.

Sony Ericsson gets FCC approval for new FM radio phone

Masters of technology return for BlackHat/Defcon

It’s that time of the year again and the annual BlackHat and Defcon computer security conventions are returning to Las Vegas.

Caneland & Tigerton: Intel preps for battle against AMD’s 4P Opteron

Hillsboro (OR) – Intel today disclosed more details about its final Core microprocessor product – the Tigerton processor: The CPU will go head to head with AMD’s 4P+ Opteron processors, which have dominated the MP processor segment for more than 2 years.

Alienware offers SSDs for notebooks

Alienware has begun offering flash-based mass storage devices for some of its notebooks. Customers can now purchase 32 GB solid state disk drives (SSDs) in a single or dual device configuration. Prices for SSD notebooks start at about $1500.

PC makers to push MoDT PCs in application-specific market

Beijing Olympics to accelerate FTTH deployment in China

Next Windows OS only three years away?

Microsoft joins the search privacy parade

Microsoft has joined its search engine competitors by vowing to eliminate user information from searches after 18 months.

Logitech intros wireless notebook mouse