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NEWS - March 22, 2007

by Donna Buenaventura / March 21, 2007 4:27 PM PDT
Microsoft finds no Xbox Live security breach
March 22, 2007 - 12:05PM

Microsoft said on Wednesday it found no evidence of a security breach on Bungie.net or its Xbox Live online video game network following reports of fraudulent behavior and theft.

"We want to reassure all of our 6 million Xbox Live members that we have looked into the situation and found no evidence of any compromise of the security of Bungie.net or our Live network," Microsoft said in a statement.
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Judge throws out Internet blocking law
by Donna Buenaventura / March 22, 2007 12:26 AM PDT
In reply to: NEWS - March 22, 2007

Ruling states parents must protect children through less restrictive means

A federal judge on Thursday threw out a 1998 law that makes it a crime for commercial Web site operators to let children access "harmful" material.

In the ruling, the judge said parents can protect their children through software filters and other less restrictive means that do not limit the rights of adults to free speech.


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Measuring Vista's true security muscle will take time
by Donna Buenaventura / March 22, 2007 12:29 AM PDT
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Top 12 OS X Tiger Security Issues
by Donna Buenaventura / March 22, 2007 8:28 AM PDT
In reply to: NEWS - March 22, 2007

It's been called one of the safest operating systems of all time, but Mac's OS X Tiger may not be as safe as it seems. This list provides its top security issues and how to plug them.

1. Incorrectly Configuring the Firewall
2. Failing to Use Software Update
3. Mindlessly Surfing with Safari
4. Incorrectly Configuring Security Preferences
5. Misusing the Administrator Account
6. Incorrectly Configuring .Mac Preferences

Read the rest (#7 to #12) and their recommendation at http://www.itsecurity.com/features/top-12-os-x-tiger-security-issues-032007/

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Surprise, Microsoft Listed as Most Secure OS
by Donna Buenaventura / March 22, 2007 12:39 PM PDT
In reply to: NEWS - March 22, 2007

UPDATED: Microsoft is frequently dinged for having insecure products, with security holes and vulnerabilities. But Symantec, no friend of Microsoft, said in its latest research report that when it comes to widely-used operating systems, Microsoft is doing better overall than its leading commercial competitors.

The report found that Microsoft Windows had the fewest number of patches and the shortest average patch development time of the five operating systems it monitored in the last six months of 2006.


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