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  • How not to get hacked: Microsoft
  • US developer wins WA Resources project
  • IBM to serve centre court view at US Open
  • Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 due next week
  • New Orleans paper shifts to web only
  • Fujitsu
    How not to get hacked: Microsoft
    Microsoft pushed security to the front of its Tech.Ed agenda on the Gold Coast this week, holding a developer and technical support session aimed explaining the easiest routes to hack attack on any IT network. More...

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    Western Australia's Department of Industry and Resources has awarded a contract to US-based software provider Micro Focus to migrate the department's outsourced legacy systems to Windows. More...

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    New Orleans paper shifts to web only
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    ping: Microsoft joins VoIP fight | Telstra denies staff spying | Record labels file fresh suits ...and more

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    Word of the Day: spam cocktail

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