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Hackers exploit new IE zero-day vulnerability

Attackers are exploiting a “zero-day” vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) and hijacking Windows PCs that cruise to malicious or compromised websites, security experts said today. Microsoft confirmed the IE bug, saying, “We’re aware of targeted attacks potentially affecting some versions of Internet Explorer,” but did not set a timetable for fixing the flaw. The unpatched bug in IE7, IE8 …

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Exclusive Chrome browser for Android gets security boost, patches

Google has upgraded its Chrome browser for Android devices, boosting its security framework and patching several security bugs. The security holes that were fixed were all rated as “medium” for their severity, and Google paid US$500 for each one to the individuals who reported them. The seven bugs included a current-tab cross-application scripting vulnerability, a file-induced information and credential disclosure …

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Facebook is working on a Search Engine !

At a TechCrunch Disrupt event, Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Facebook pretty much confirmed that the company is working on a new search engine. He can be quoted as saying Facebook is pretty uniquely positioned to answer the questions people have. At some point we’ll do it. We have a team working on it. – source: techcrunch Though there have …

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Exclusive IBM upgrades Connections social networking software

IBM is releasing a new version of its Connections enterprise social networking (ESN) software, which companies use to give their employees social media capabilities adapted for workplace collaboration, such as employee profiles and blogging. Enhancements in IBM Connections 4.0 include a more interactive activity stream, broader support for mobile devices, more granular usage analytics and integration with email and calendar …

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Twitter must hand over Occupy protester’s tweets or face contempt

Twitter face contempt charges   Twitter must hand over the tweets of an Occupy Wall Street protester to Manhattan prosecutors by Friday or face civil contempt and a hefty fine, a New York City judge said yesterday. Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Matthew Sciarrino told a lawyer for Twitter that the San Francisco-based social media company had had 73 days to …

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