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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Security Now 275: Your Questions, Steve's Answers #105

Hosts:Steve Gibson with Leo Laporte
Big Apple update, IE6/7 0-day unpatched, infected Chinese cell phones, Stuxnet's probable target, your questions, and more.
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China Tianhe-1A Becomes World Fastest Supercomputer

With horsepower equivalent to 175,000 laptops, China's Tianhe-1A supercomputer has been named the fastest computer in the world, overtaking rival units in the U.S. and Germany.

Located at China's National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin, the Tianhe-1A has topped the 'Top 500 supercomputers' list.

Tianhe-1A is nearly 1.5 times faster than its closest rival and reaches peak speeds of 2.57 petaflops, while the US XT5 Jaguar performs at 1.76 petaflops. One petaflop is the equivalent of one-thousand-trillion calculations per second.

The supercomputer will be used by scientists across several fields and also be made available to other countries. It will also be used to create simulations to aid Chinese weather forecasts and to help locate undersea oil fields.

According to computer chipmaker Nvidia, 7 of the world's most powerful computers are in the United States, then 2 in China and 1 in Germany.

Facebook Launches Integrated Messaging Service

Facebook Launches Integrated Messaging Service November 16, 2010 BBC World News

Microsoft Office President on Lync

Microsoft Office Division President Kurt DelBene on how its new communications server will drive sales for the company.

US Cellular Plans To Begin Customer LTE Trial Next Year

"U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) has been conducting a technical trial of LTE in Wisconsin for the last nine months and plans to begin a customer trial next year, according to a Light Reading report, followed by commercial launches.

CFO Steven Campbell first announced the company's plans at a Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) conference last week.

CTO Michael Irizarry says, ""We believe in femtocells and think it's an important technology, but one thing we believe in is having a diverse product ecosystem. We figured out pretty quickly that interoperability between different femtocell gateways and boxes isn't quite where it needs to be. The management algorithms between macrosystem and femtocells still need some work to optimize the experience."""

China Hijacked The Internet For 18 Minutes On April 8th

China Hijacked The Internet For 18 Minutes On April 8th
November 16, 2010 News Corp
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