Stories by Peter Saalfield

Plaxo extends support to Mozilla e-mail client

Plaxo launched a Mozilla Thunderbird-compatible beta version of its e-mail contact management software Tuesday. Plaxo Toolbar for Thunderbird will allow Thunderbird users to update their e-mail contacts and calendars automatically using Plaxo's software.

Skype and Boingo announce VOIP Wi-Fi partnership

Skype International and Boingo Wireless announced a partnership Tuesday that will allow users to access Skype's VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) technology from 18,000 Wi-Fi hot spots worldwide.

Threat increases from IM-based attacks

A study released by instant messaging (IM) security vendor, IMlogic, reported that hackers and virus writers are recognizing and exploiting the opportunites presented by IM-based attacks, the numbers of which have risen sharply over the last two quarters.

Threat grows from browser-based attacks

IT security officers have a growing problem on their hands -- browser-based attacks such as "pharming" scams rose significantly for the third straight year, making them the fastest growing security threat, according to a study by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), a nonprofit trade organization based in Chicago.

Proxim agrees to sell assets to Moseley

Proxim, a producer of Wi-Fi and broadband wireless equipment, announced on Saturday that it has sold substantially all of its assets to Moseley Associates. Proxim has endured a steep decline in revenue and increases in deficits over the last four years, and the sale will be implemented through Proxim's filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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