[B]Rumors and speculation about why five undersea cables to the Middle East have been severed — and what it means for IT security[/B]. Since [B]Jan. 30, 2008,[/B] there has been a troubling pattern of underwater anarchy. At first, it was reported that two, then three, then five undersea [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiber-optic"]fiber-optic[/URL] cables in key bottlenecks global undersea Internet connection — off the coast of [URL="http://www.parstimes.com/spaceimages/dubai.jpg"]Egypt and in the Persian Gulf[/URL] — had been severed. Initially, reports claimed that the two Egyptian cuts were due to a ship’s dragging anchor during inclement weather — an explanation that has since been discounted. In the …

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Once upon a time, Symantec was a known leader in the computer software industry. They had compilers (Think C/C++), purchased and maintained Peter Norton's DOS / Windows Tools, and developed some products for the Mac. Today, they are well known for their Corporate Antivirus tools, although their reporting and functionality leaves room for improvement. More recently, they have expanded into fighting spyware, and as discovered by Network Computing, the spyware component fails to measure up. Feel free to go over to Network Computing's site, and read the article for yourself. To the general public, anything that causes the computer to …

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Symantec released a report comparing Mozilla Firefox vs. Windows Explorer, and found that Firefox had more security flaws, but Explorer's were more severe. The report also disclosed statistics on a number of other concerns involving Internet Security. Using data collected between January and June 2005, Mozilla's browsers suffered 25 vendor-confirmed bugs, and Internet Explorer had 13. 72 percent of Mozilla's bugs (18) were tagged as "high severity", and 8 of IE's bugs were tagged as high. Symantec's report also mentions: * Bot activity continues to rise, to an average level of 10,352 bots per day * Malicious code for mobile …

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