Digipede Technologies, a provider of distributed computing solutions for the
Microsoft Windows platform will demonstrate the first .NET-based grid-enabled
computing applications in the financial services market running on the new
Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server (CCS) at this week’s
Securities Industry Association Technology Management Conference in New York,
June 20 – 22, 2006. The combination of the Digipede Network, HP
ProLiant Servers and Microsoft Windows CCS sets a new standard in ease of
deployment and use in the grid computing market.
“Our financial services customers continue to amaze us with the variety
of applications they have that require a grid computing approach,” said
John Powers, CEO of Digipede. “To further strengthen our offerings, we
are working with HP’s Industry Standard Server team and
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 has a bug in its kernel that could let attackers
bring down the machine with a denial-of-service (DoS) attack, vulnerability
tracker Secunia said on Friday.
Microsoft's spokesman said, "Microsoft is currently investigating public
reports of a possible vulnerability in Windows." He continued, "We have not
been made aware of attacks that try to use the reported vulnerability, or of
any customer impact."
The flaw in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 will permit a
denial-of-service attack against systems that are up-to-date, patched, and
have the Windows ... (more)
Although .NET and Java share similar goals and their designs are similar in
most respects, there appear to be significant differences in the likelihood
of security vulnerabilities in the two platforms, according to a report
Nathanael Paul and David Evans of the University of Virginia's Department of
Computer Science, who say .NET's design "avoids vulnerabilities and
limitations discovered in Java and discusses lessons learned (and missed)
from experience with Java security."
Both platforms share many design and implementation properties, says the
report, "but there are key differ... (more)
'Every one of us at Microsoft is deeply saddened by the destruction of
property and personal lives in the wake of Hurricane Katrina,' says a
statement on the Microsoft web site, 'and our hearts go out to the hundreds
of thousands of people who have been affected by the storm and its
aftermath.' As reported earlier at SYS-CON.com, Microsoft has pledged $1
million in cash to relief organizations, including the American Red Cross.
Microsoft and its employees are contributing to the relief efforts in a
variety of additional ways. Its business teams are working with local and
state go... (more)
Microsoft has cut a deal with the US government and is going modify Vista to
hush Google's complaints that it discourages users from using Google's local
desktop search as opposed to Vista's own desktop "Instant Search."
The move comes after Google charged Microsoft with violating its 2002 consent
decree with the government on the theory that the search facility is
middleware and basically a controlled substance subject to the Final
Google's problem is that the Vista search can't be turned off and when the
two run together the operation is as slow as molasses in January... (more)