News to know: Mozilla patches Firefox; Vista hot fixes; Microsoft Works as a service

Summary:Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Google hires browser hacking guru.Mozilla fixes its end of URL protocol handling saga.

Notable headlines:

Ryan Naraine: Google hires browser hacking guru.

Mozilla fixes its end of URL protocol handling saga. Ed Burnette: 10 days from report to patch for new Firefox exploit.

David Berlind: Technology Shakedown: McAfee's A/V software runs amok on Windows Vista's tray.

Mary Jo Foley: Leaked Vista hot fix list provides SP1 clues. New Vista fix packs provide updates promised for SP1. Microsoft Works to become a free, ad-funded product.

Ed Bott: Hasta la Vista, Nvidia. Vista Hands On #18: Log on automatically.

Joe McKendrick: Is security the SOA showstopper?

Photos (right):

A museum of missiles at White Sands. Google's battle for wireless spectrum. Washington Post: FCC to Rule on Wireless Auction.

Ryan Naraine: Can Trend Micro’s botnet spotters make a difference? Dan Farber: Symantec slowly mining the 'dark vision'. Symantec CEO John Thompson on Microsoft, Google and Switzerland.

Sun delivers solid quarter.

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Why don’t Linux distros make legal codecs easier to find?

Robin Harris: Flash drives: your mileage WILL vary.

Facebook users open to cyberattacks, ID theft? Steve O'Hear: Facebook's spam machine.

Photos (right):

World's fair to focus on water.

Larry Dignan: Verizon FiOS: Beware that first bill. Dan Kusnetzky: At odds over Dell definitions. eBay wins round in 'Buy it now' patent redux.

Valleywag: Facebook's advertising rate card.

WSJ: 10 things your IT department won't tell you.

Jason O'Grady: iPhoneMyeBay 2.0 adds searching. iPhone hacking for mere mortals.

iPhoneology: iPhone firmware hints at new apps, widgets.

Review: Toshiba Portege R500-S5002.

Dana Gardner: 'Desktop as a service' coming soon to a PC near you.

Dana Blankenhorn: Will video get a serious open source business model?

Ed Burnette: GPLv3 Myth #3: GPL forbids DRM.

Topics: Wi-Fi, Browser, Microsoft, Networking, Security, Windows

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Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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