Archive for January 2, 2008

Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik steps down

Posted: January 2, 2008 in Tech

Red Hat, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has elected James M. Whitehurst, as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Red Hat, effective January 1, 2008. Mr. Whitehurst will succeed Matthew J. Szulik as President and Chief Executive Officer. Szulik will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors..

Szulik said he was stepping down after almost 10 years with the company because of serious health issues with his family that he has to pay attention to.

Whitehurst joined Delta Airlines in 2002, serving in various roles, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for Operations, Sales and Customer Service, Network and Revenue Management, Marketing and Corporate Strategy.

Virus writers are exploiting the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s to spread malware.

The malware poses as video clips that attempts to trick users into running malign ActiveX controls. The malicious downloaded file is detected by Symantec as the Emcodec-Trojan.

iPhone Update 1.1.3 Details Leaked

Posted: January 2, 2008 in Tech

Information on Apple Computer’s upcoming 1.1.3 iPhone update has leaked on to the Internet.

While the date of release of the update is not known, there are some exciting features expected including: the ability to send SMS to multiple people; Google Maps cell tower triangulation feature, ‘My Location’; ability of Google Maps to display the Hybrid map view; ability to rearrange and drag-and-drop icons on the home screen; ability of home screen to support pagination; and ability to add Web bookmarks to the home screen.