The Trojan horse, a variant of IRCbot, arrives in an e-mail purporting to be an update to Skype, the popular Internet telephony application. Once opened the malicious software displays a phony installation error message. It then blocks access to security updates and installs a back door on computers, MessageLabs said in a statement.
Macromedia Flash Player is the world's most used software platform, used by over 1 million professionals and reaching more than 97% of Internet-enabled desktops worldwide as well as a wide range of devices. That’s more than the Windows media player. They reach 84,3%. The Flash 8 audience is now growing by five million people a day.
Macromedia launched their Labs site today, along with public alphas of Flash Player 8.5, Flex Builder 2 and the Flex Framework 2.
The newest version of Windows Vista has leaked once more. Microsoft Windows Vista was available for the members of the Microsoft Technical Adoption Program.
Yesterday, five years ago, the fledgling OpenOffice.org community provided the first public access to the source code donated from StarOffice by Sun Microsystems. The OpenOffice.org community had recently been formed, and declared it's intent "to create, as a community, the leading international office suite that will run on all major platforms and provide access to all functionality and data.
Adobe Systems and Macromedia have announced yesterday they have received clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice for Adobe’s proposed acquisition of Macromedia. The closing of the transaction remains subject to regulatory approval in a few European jurisdictions. The companies continue to anticipate the transaction will close sometime this Fall.
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MySQL 5 will be released next month. The lastest test release has taken place two weeks ago. If the team behind MySQL does not find bugs, the commercial version will be released in November.
Google has announced that they are going to use google.org as a central place for their philanthropic activities. The intent is that they fill the search machine with information about charity organizations where Google is to participate.
Apple presented at last the iPod video. The fifth generation of this device has a familiar look. But it has a somewhat bigger screen then its predecessor. The new iPod has a 2.5” screen of 320x240 with 260000 colors.