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 Wednesday, 22-July-2009  19:47:54 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Australia's Attorney-General has a discussion paper about legally protecting your own network from attack. Currently, interception legislation only allows national security and law enforcement agencies to protect their networks from malicious software. These provisions are due to expire in December 2009. "The Australian Government is committed to achieving a more secure and trusted electronic operating environment," Mr McClelland said. "Importantly, we need to ensure that legitimate network protection activities do not inadvertently constitute an offence under Commonwealth legislation." There's a PDF with more info here.

Kingston have announced the first 256GB USB thumb drive. "Having the ability to carry over 51,000 images* or a paper tower 1346 metres** tall in such a small format, demonstrates how far flash technology has developed," said said Vaughan Nankivell, Regional Manager- Australia and New Zealand for Kingston Technology. "Users can also safeguard their data by initializing the Password Traveler software which will allow business users and consumers to password protect their data in a privacy zone without the need of administrator rights." Just don't lose it. Also, the press release I have here lists the RRP as AUD $1299.00 for the 256GB one. Ouch!

Meanwhile Intel have finally confirmed details about their next-generation SSDs. The move to 34nm will help lower prices of the SSDs up to 60 percent for PC and laptop makers and consumers who buy them due to the reduced die size and advanced engineering design.

MSI have a competition (website has sound), where you can win a laptop and a holiday to the Great Barrier Reef by making a youtube video. It's open to Australians. Each winner will obtain a free trip and ONE free X Slim notebook. There will be a total of 15 winners.

Microsoft have contributed some Linux drivers to the community. The code, which includes three Linux device drivers, has been submitted to the Linux kernel community for inclusion in the Linux tree. The drivers will be available to the Linux community and customers alike, and will enhance the performance of the Linux operating system when virtualized on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V or Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.

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