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Chinese make first malware arrests

Chinese police have arrested eight people in connection with the release of last month's notorious "panda burning joss-sticks" virus, according to official reports.

Seagate speeds up 2.5 inch drives

Seagate Technology claims to have launched the fastest hard drive, while ProStor has upped the capacity of its removable disk cartridges.

Patches issued for Kerberos flaws

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has issued patches for three serious flaws in Kerberos v5, a widely used security authentication system. The worst of the flaws could allow an attacker to gain access to an entire authentication realm, according to MIT.

Adobe patches holes in Reader

Adobe Systems has patched two bugs in its ubiquitous Acrobat Reader application that could allow an attacker to take over a user's system via a malicious pdf file attached to an e-mail message. The bugs affect Windows, Mac OS X and Unix.