New cross-site scripting attack targets VoIP; Stock-option packages spur risky CEO behavior

New cross-site scripting attack targets VoIP

Security researchers have found a way to execute cross-site scripting attacks through VoIP clients, introducing a dangerous new threat almost no one is guarding against, according to vendor Secure Computing.

Stock-option packages spur risky CEO behavior

Large stock-option packages have created a breed of gunslinger CEOs who often shoot for big gains and come up empty-handed, says a new study.

Jobs: Apple to release iPhone SDK by FebruaryApple will embrace third-party iPhone software, but how?

Apple Wednesday confirmed rumors that it will release a mobile software development kit (SDK) for developers in February. Plus: 

Eight questions to ask before using a virtual world for business

IBM has a sales center in Second Life, Toyota uses virtual worlds targeted at children to influence their future car-buying decisions, and many other companies throughout the real world are asking if virtual worlds are right for them.

Microsoft partners line up behind unified communications platform

Microsoft’s partners Tuesday lined up behind the launch of the company's unified communications platform, with Nortel releasing six products to cement its year-long development relationship with the software giant, and vendors such as FaceTime adapting their management wares for Office Communications Server 2007.

Open source Wikipedia proves Good Samaritans do exist, Dartmouth says

Dartmouth researchers say they were surprised to find that Good Samaritans – those people who update the online Wikipedia encyclopedia when just passing by – are actually as reliable as regular, registered users of the site.

FTC nixes serial cybersquatter

The Federal Trade Commission said it settled contempt of a court with serial cybersquatter John Zuccarini who used more than 5,500 copycat Web addresses to divert surfers from their intended Internet destinations to one of his porn sites.

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Change management tools can prevent application outages

Gartner says 80% of downtime is due to human error and problems created by process, such as inadequate testing and unauthorized changes. And research from Managed Objects, a provider of business service management tools, shows many of these failures come from custom or home-grown applications. Network World's Jason Meserve talks about the issue of application outages and what can be done to prevent them with Michele Hudnall, director of service management at Managed Objects. (12:34)

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Cool Tools: Fujitsu U810 is mobile user's dream

Keith finds the Fujitsu Lifebook U810 to be close to the Holy Mobile Computing Grail of Ultra-Portable Computing.

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Today on Cisco Subnetsecurity alerts. Should Cisco buy Plaxo? Are you still spooked by the security implications of such social networking sites?  What do you get when spending $1 million for a single Cisco router?  Wendell Odom reveals the answer to his Tuesday CCENT exam question. Cisco is choosing the wrong WiMAX vendor to buy, investor says. Plus: More juice on the Cisco Brazil arrest story.

Cisco issues four

Today on Microsoft Subnetgot a story. Training that won't waste your money (part 1). OCS 2007 launch in London, from Chris Dalby, with photos.

Rude IT behavior… everybody's

Buzzblog: A tale of two optical illusions

One online, one real-life, both freaky ... especially the real-life one.

Today on Layer 8, where we would never think of f*&%# cursing at work:

This is the kind of news that your HR folks don’t want to hear, but researchers said letting workers swear at will in the workplace can benefit employees and employers.

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