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NEWS - April 8, 2007

by Donna Buenaventura / April 7, 2007 5:20 PM PDT
Corel updates WinDVD to stop AACS hackers
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070407-corel-updates-windvd-to-stop-aacs-hackers.html

Corel Software, who purchased InterVideo last August, have announced that they have issued a mandatory update for all WinDVD owners who wish to continue to use the software to view Blu-ray and HD DVD discs.

The update is being issued to address the recent cracks that have extracted volume and title keys from AACS-protected Blu-ray and HD DVD titles
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VeriSign: Increased domain name fees for security
by Donna Buenaventura / April 7, 2007 5:25 PM PDT
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Acer Extends Norton Consumer Security Product Offerings
by Donna Buenaventura / April 7, 2007 5:29 PM PDT
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Symantec today announced that Acer Incorporated will now be shipping a Vista-compatible version of Norton Internet Security 2007. Currently, Acer ranks as the world's number four PC brand with over 45 million Acer desktop and notebook PCs sold globally. Customers who purchase an Acer PC will now be able to use a 90-day trial of Norton Internet Security 2007, which is now compatible with the Vista operating system. Acer customers now have the industry leading security solution suite to protect their PCs from spyware, viruses, worms and hackers from entering a user's system while also leveraging antiphishing tools to safeguard against visiting fraudulent Web sites. In addition, Norton Internet Security 2007 will include innovative technology that provides 'zero hour' protection from the latest Internet threats.

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=31749

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Vista Protected Processes Bypassed
by Donna Buenaventura / April 7, 2007 5:30 PM PDT
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Security Researcher Alex Ionescu strikes again, this time with a proof of concept program that will arbitrarily enable and foremost disable the protection of so-called 'protected processes' in Windows Vista. Not only threatening Vista DRM and friends, it's also another step towards hardened and even more annoying malware.

http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/04/07/1426200

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Yahoo loses 4.5 million spam e-mails
by Donna Buenaventura / April 7, 2007 10:09 PM PDT
In reply to: NEWS - April 8, 2007

Top Internet portal Yahoo Japan Corp. said Friday some 4,492,200 messages have been erased from its e-mail service as a result of a program glitch.

The lost messages were sent to a total of about 275,500 people, and most of them were e-mails sent in bulk from specific addresses, Yahoo Japan said, adding that the chance of personal messages having been erased was "extremely small."

In addition, some 5,149,500 messages become temporarily inaccessible.

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nb20070407a3.html
Also in: http://www.japantoday.com/jp/news/403110

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