Software

Symantec Confirms Hackers Accessed Source Code of Two Enterprise Security Products

On Thursday evening, SecurityWeek and other news outlets reported on news that hackers claimed to have accessed the source code to an unspecified version of Symantec’s Norton Antivirus product. It turns out that the hackers did get their hands on some code, but their claims are off a bit. Norton is a consumer-focused product, and Symantec has confirmed, that from what they have seen thus far, the code that has been accessed by the attackers was from their Enterprise product line.

Open Source eCommerce Software

A month ago, I'm thinking about to open another online store to sell something online. My major requirement is pretty easy. Those are: - Multilanguage support - Use UTF-8 - Able to do Anonymous Checkout. (Guest Checkout / Check Out Without Account) If it's possible, a few other features I needed are : - Single page checkout - Import/Export Product

Steps how to install Cacti on CentOS 5.2 + DirectAdmin

First of all, I'm not an Linux/DirectAdmin expert. I just played around with them and found the way to do it. I tried to install Cacti on my server but I couldn't find a complete instruction to do it. So, I just gathered all information I found into one place so that it is easier for many others. I hope it can help someone that needs the same thing that I did.

The software I use:

- CentOS 5.2 - 64-bit
- DirectAdmin 1.323 - Custombuild 1.1.13
     - PHP 5 - CGI
     - Apache 2.2
     - MySQL 5
- Cacti 0.8.7b

DD-WRT v24 SP1 Released

Two months after the release of the milestone v24 we are happy to give a refined release to the public, v24 SP1. Besides the official support of new hardware platforms and the addition of some new features we did enhance the usability and stability of many functions inside DD-WRT. We did also incorporate the patches for the recently published dns exploit issue. We'd like to make clear that the DD-WRT default configuration in v23 / v24 is not vulnerable, so there was and is no risk for dd-wrt users.

Mozilla Sets June 17 for Firefox 3 'Download Day'

Mozilla will release the next version of its Firefox browser on Tuesday and attempt to set a Guinness World Record for software downloads. The company has deemed June 17 "Download Day," part of a campaign unveiled on May 28 asking users to download Firefox 3 on the first day it is released to set what very well may be the geekiest world record ever-- the largest number of software downloads in 24 hours.

DD-WRT v24 released

In case you don't know what is DD-WRT. It's a firmware to use with many routers to get more features that original firmware doesn't provided. If I remember correctly, it was originally for Linksys WRT54G router. Later, the firmware can be used with many other brands and devices. We are very proud to release the final DD-WRT v24 to the public. After months of development and bug fixing we are sure this release is as stable and reliable people expect a DD-WRT major release to be. The v24 binaries are now available in the download section (click here).

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 is now officially released though Microsoft Website

Today Microsoft announced the release of Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) to Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center. We also resumed automatic distribution of Windows Vista SP1. We will begin automatically distributing Windows XP SP3 in early summer.

As mentioned last week, we uncovered a compatibility issue between Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS) and both Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1). To help protect customers, we put filtering in place to prevent Windows Update from offering both service packs to systems running Microsoft Dynamics RMS. We are still testing a fix and are working to make it publicly available via Microsoft Download Center this month.

Until then, we advise Microsoft Dynamics RMS customers to not install either service pack. Microsoft Dynamics RMS customers running Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista SP1 should contact Microsoft Customer Support Services for additional information.

As mentioned in my RTM post, Microsoft will monitor this forum for the next few weeks in case you have additional feedback about the release of Windows XP SP3.

The Windows XP Support Forum has pointers to standard information about Windows XP Service Pack 3. Also, the Windows XP SP3 TechNet portal is now updated as well.

Many thanks,

Chris Keroack
Release Manager, Windows XP Service Pack 3
Windows Serviceability

Source : Technet Forum
Download Location :
- Windows Update
- Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers (316.4 MB)
- Windows XP Service Pack 3 Checked Build Network Installation Package (342.9 MB)
- Windows XP Service Pack 3 MUI Pack Update (9.1 MB)
- Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 CD Image File (544.9 MB)
- SMS Template Files for Windows XP Service Pack 3 Deployment

Other Resources :
- Windows XP Service Pack 3: What is new and how to deploy
- Release notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3
- List of fixes that are included in Windows XP Service Pack 3

ReadyBoost is not limit to Vista anymore

ReadyBoost is a feature available under Windows Vista. With eBoostr software, Windows XP can also get ReadyBoost feature too. eboostr allows you to use an additional drive (flash memory or hard disk) as another layer of performance-boosting cache for your Windows XP. There is no need to purchase a Vista upgrade to get the benefits of the Vista's ReadyBoost technology. With the newly developed eBoostr, the booting of your OS and applications startup get much faster thanks to the smart caching mechanism.

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