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End-user monitoring company hooks up with HP, CA

End-user performance monitoring company Knoa is working with Hewlett-Packard and CA on a project that could let IT managers get a more complete picture of application performance.

European court delays British hacker's extradition to US

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday temporarily held up the extradition of a British computer hacker facing computer misuse charges in the U.S.

HP buys wireless network infrastructure company

Hewlett-Packard said on Monday it plans to buy Colubris Networks, furthering the consolidation of wireless networking companies.

Researchers look to cloud computing to fight malware

A network service that traps more malicious software than a single antivirus program catches by itself could be the next weapon used to fight Internet threats.

Oracle issues out-of-cycle patch for flaw

Oracle has released an emergency patch for a flaw the company issued a rare security alert for last week.

Adobe warns over bogus Flash Player installers

Hackers are trying to dupe people into downloading malicious software labeled as Adobe Systems' Flash Player, prompting a warning from the company.

Apple finally patches dangerous DNS flaw

Apple has at last issued a patch for the DNS (Domain Name System) flaw considered one of the most dangerous vulnerabilities ever to affect the Internet.

Firefox closer to supporting open-source video codec

Mozilla is edging closer to releasing a new version of Firefox that could increase the use of open-source video software.

Extradition appeal for British hacker dismissed

A British hacker who admitted breaking into US military computers hoping to uncover evidence of UFOs looks set to be extradited to the US after the highest British court dismissed his appeal against the extradition on Wednesday.

Oracle issues warning over dangerous WebLogic flaw

Oracle is scrambling to create an emergency patch for a severe vulnerability in the company's WebLogic server, as exploit code is circulating on the Web.

The tale of two busted spammers

Being a technology reporter, my e-mail inbox is a crowded place.

Sophos plans to acquire German data security company

Security vendor Sophos plans to acquire Utimaco, a German company specializing in software that aims to prevent sensitive data from escaping corporate networks, an increasing focus with the rise in data breaches.

Google Italy could face criminal charges over video

Italian prosecutors are wrapping up an investigation that could see four Google executives charged for failing to block the posting of a video of a disabled teenager being bullied on the company's video service.

Yahoo: Burn your DRMed tracks to CD now

Yahoo has become the latest company to abandon customers who bought tracks from its music store encoded with DRM (digital rights management), drawing fire from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Kaspersky says hacking attack did no damage

The defacement of one of Kaspersky Lab's partner Web sites over the weekend occurred while the site was under construction and offered no data to steal, a senior company official said Tuesday.