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Top 10 news stories of 2007

Security, Macs and the iPhone have dominated 2007 according to our readers, outshining even the election's IT tug-of-war and the much awaited introduction of Microsoft Vista.

Security, Macs and the iPhone have dominated 2007 according to our readers, outshining even the election's IT tug-of-war and the much awaited introduction of Microsoft Vista -- take a look at our top 10 most read stories this year.

  1. US Homeland Security still infected with Trojans

    The man in charge of IT security for the US Homeland Security department may lose his job after the revelations that his department's IT systems have misconfigured firewalls, suspicious botnet activity, trojans and virus infections.

  2. Broadband over powerline gets boost from US

    A new initiative in the US could give broadband over powerline (BPL) a kick-start, with two US companies getting together to provide Internet connectivity through electricity cables.

  3. Apple iPhone: Has 3 won it for Australia?

    AT&T won the right to offer the hype-worn iPhone in the US and it looks like Spanish-owned operator O2 will get the same chance in the UK -- now the bets are on for which of the operators will bring the Apple handset to Aussie customers.

  4. Westpac hit by DoS attacks

    Westpac is considering additional security measures for its online banking system after a spate of security and availability dramas, including denial of service (DoS) attacks.

  5. Ubuntu, Red Hat reject Microsoft patent deal

    Red Hat, the largest Linux vendor, and Ubuntu-maker Canonical have both rejected calls from Microsoft to forge a deal similar to the one the Redmond giant signed with Linux distributors Novell, Xandros, and Linspire.

  6. Mac OSX with 100 bugs still safer than Windows?

    Apple has plugged around 100 vulnerabilities in OS X so far this year but the malware threat to Mac customers is "insignificant" compared to users of Microsoft Windows.

  7. IBM's Blue Gene passes petaflop milestone

    IBM claims that its new Blue Gene/P supercomputer, operating at petaflop speed performs more operations than a 1.5-mile-high stack of laptops.

  8. Apple iPhone gets 8 hour talk time, new screen

    Apple has smartened up the specs for the iPhone as the US launch date draws closer, promising users more chatting and browsing time.

  9. Teen cracks AU$84 million porn filter in 30 minutes

    A Melbourne schoolboy claims to have cracked the AU$84 million Internet filtering software which the government is giving away to schools, libraries and families across the country.

  10. Telstra premieres Nokia for Next G line-up

    Telstra has now added the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer to its roster of Next G device suppliers, as it tries to encourage users to switch from CDMA.