Spam volumes drop by two-thirds

Thu, 2008-11-13 13:00 by admin

Brian Krebs on Computer Security
Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 11/12/2008
Spam Volumes Drop by Two-Thirds After Firm Goes Offline

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Another security breach—your door key

Fri, 2008-10-31 14:01 by admin

Hard to believe, but still true—not only your bank account may be hacked by digital means, but your door key as well.

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Blu-ray is dead - heckuva job, Sony!

Thu, 2008-10-30 13:35 by admin

Posted by Robin Harris @ 12:31 pm on ZDnet blogs

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Blu-ray is in a death spiral. 12 months from now Blu-ray will be a videophile niche, not a mass market product.

Mail server spam blacklists

Fri, 2008-10-10 23:30 by admin

DNS spam blacklists are run by independent companies or small groups of private persons to help fight spam. They work like this:

  1. They find objectionable SMTP (sending mail) servers through various methods like spam traps or IP range qualifications. For example, at least one of the blacklists contains all known IP address ranges that are used for direct dial-in, so they catch spammers using hijacked computers for direct spamming, like botnets.
  2. The blacklisted IP addresses are put into a special DNS (Domain Name System) server.

Google's Chrome Browser Contains Microsoft Code

Sat, 2008-09-13 21:04 by admin

CBS News

Google's Chrome Browser Contains Microsoft Code
Redmond Channel Partner, CA
They wanted to turn on Data Execution Prevention in Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 SP1. To do so, they may have done a little reverse engineering. ...
Building Google Chrome: A first look InfoWorld
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Chrome - a new web browser from Google

Tue, 2008-09-02 19:08 by admin

The latest assault by Google is a new, open-source, lightning-fast web browser named Chrome—more information at:

OLPC Origin: … the XO Laptop

Sat, 2008-08-30 07:52 by admin

OLPC Origin: Bittersweet Success and Future of the XO Laptop

Gizmodo - Aug 28, 2008
They are also boosted by the negativity surrounding Windows Vista: By running Linux or Windows XP, they present a desirable alternative to the bulkier, ...

Linux Xubuntu and Kubuntu impressions

Sat, 2008-08-16 09:25 by admin

My background is that I'm a long-time Windows user, MVP for 12 years, and know Windows inside-out, except Vista, to which I have so far kept my exposure low.

I just got a batch of oldish 700 MHz / 256 MB / 15 GB computers and decided, just for fun, to put xubuntu on them, a lightweight Ubuntu variant. I guess this makes me a good source of well-founded newbie impressions.

The first impression is excellent. xubuntu 8.04 installed quickly, without fuzz, and ran just fine.

Windows Vista security 'rendered useless' by researchers

Sat, 2008-08-09 04:47 by admin

By Dennis Fisher, Executive Editor
07 Aug 2008 |

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LAS VEGAS -- Two security researchers have developed a new technique that essentially bypasses all of the memory protection safeguards in the Windows Vista operating system, an advance that many in the security community say will have far-reaching implications not only for Microsoft, but also on how the entire technology industry thinks about attacks.

New search engine "Cuil" from 3 former senior Google employees

Mon, 2008-07-28 19:10 by admin

Google Beats Cuil Hands Down In Size And Relevance, But That Isn't The Whole Story

Michael Arrington
Sunday, July 27, 2008; 9:12 PM

Try Cuil

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