Securityfocus.com to go away, subsumed into the Symantec borganism.

Back in 2002, the desktop security company Symantec bought out Securityfocus, which at the time was one of the biggest clearinghouses of information security related information. Everything from mailing lists to archives of whitepapers can be found there, and for many years it was pretty much the first place to go if you wanted to monitor vulnerability reports and software releases. After Symantec bought them out there was some concern that Securityfocus would decline in quality as time and energy might no longer be spent maintaining and updating the website. That didn't happen, thankfully, but last week the other shoe …

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Favourite author not coming to your city on a book-signing tour?

Check out SignedPage.com.

This website sells first editions of books signed by the authors for fans who can't make it to book signings or whose cities will not be visited by authors on their book-signing and publicity tours.

Notables on the site at this time are Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files, who will be offering signed copies of his latest book, White Knight, and Jacqueline Carey, whose latest novel, Kushiel's Justice, will be released on 20 June 2007.