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Trojan steals access data for 300,000 bank accounts

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| RSA says the most remarkable feature of this trojan is that its authors have
| managed to maintain the communications infrastructure between the trojan and
| its database for as long as three years, registering several thousand domains
| to look after Sinowal's communications.
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http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/118365

That's what happens when every single version of Windows can be hijacked
without the user doing anything.

Windows RPC exploit spawns bots and worms

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| Miscreants are taking advantage of slowness in patching systems with an
| emergency Windows security fix issued late last month to spread malware.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11...n_rpc_exploit/

Bots exploiting Microsoft's latest RPC flaw

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-100...=2547-1_3-0-20

Windows: lost cause.


Recent:

Arab National Bank Selects Symark International’s PowerSeries Solutions to
Manage Privileged Access and Meet Compliance Requirements

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| Symark’s PowerPassword solves these issues by providing UNIX/Linux user
| account management in addition to login and password security policies for
| resources stored and local accounts on UNIX and Linux servers.
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http://www.businesswire.com/portal/s...20&newsLang=en
http://tinyurl.com/5k5h34


Bank of America to support Firefox, finally

http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/29586


Bank of America may finally embrace Firefox

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| "As the usage of Firefox browsers has increased with our customer base, we
| will be initiating a full support model for Firefox version 2.x in the very
| near future," spokeswoman Tara Burke told Networkworld.com.
|
| Think "the very near future" will prove to be very soon? Don't bank on it.
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-99...=2547-1_3-0-20


Suncorp envisages Linux, ODF for 20,000 desktops

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| Open source software is set to play an increasingly important role at
| Australia's sixth largest bank, according to Smith, who said that Suncorp
| will look to use open source "wherever we can".
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http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/softwar...tm?omnRef=1337


Related:

FNB switches 12 000 desktops to Linux

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| With 12 000 desktops switching to Linux this is very likely the
| most significant Linux and open source implementation in South
| Africa to date.
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http://www.tectonic.co.za/view.php?id=1562


Oracle easy meat for Red Hat Australia

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| He said Red Hat was currently working with a "large bank", whom he kept
| anonymous, to introduce Linux into its IT environment.
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http://www.australianit.news.com.au/...013040,00.html


Open Source Slowly Gains Momentum on Wall Street

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| Customers may be comfortable using Linux for infrastructure-type
| systems but less so for business software, said Monica Kumar,
| senior director of product manager for Linux and open-source
| software at Oracle.
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http://www.adtmag.com/article.aspx?id=20569
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