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Late News: Cisco App Store For Cius Tablet, Chrome 12 Fixes 7 Security Vulnerabilities, Al-Qaeda Forum Knocked Offline

Enterprise networking giant Cisco has launched an online application store for its upcoming Cius tablet PC device. The Android based Cisco Cius tablet was unveiled at the Cisco Live 2010 conference last year. The tablet, targeted at enterprise users, comes with voice, video, collaboration and virtualisation capabilities.

Google has launched a new feature that would allow content authors to link their Google Profiles with their content on Google search results. In a blog post, the company announced a new pilot program for content creators who have linked their Google Profiles with their content.

Oracle has claimed that the recent lawsuit filed against it by Hewlett Packard over Intel’s Itanium server is merely a publicity stunt. According to an article on PC World, Oracle said in a court filing that the lawsuit filed by HP was a publicity stunt and was designed to shift the blame to Oracle when HP and Intel eventually drop support for Itanium.

On Tuesday Google released an update that patched seven security vulnerabilities in its Chrome web browser. According to tech website Computer World, Google has managed to fix at least seven bugs in its web browser Google Chrome 12 for the Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. The company has rated six of the seven flaws as having a high threat level.

An online forum used by terror group al-Qaeda to post its media and propaganda on the web has been knocked offline. An article on PC World reveals that a terrorism expert has claimed that Al-Shamukh, the forum used by al-Qaeda, was knocked offline by separate attacks made on its domain names and servers. Evan Kohlmann of Flashpoint Partners said in an email that such cyber attacks have to be co-ordinated though he does not know how and why it was carried out. He said that separate attacks started about 72 hours ago.

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