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Oprah's Webcast: State-of-the-Art, But Not What You Think
Posted March 7, 2008 | 09:57 AM (EST)
The surprise success of the Asus Eee could mark a change in how people view open source and cause problems for Windows
Article history: This article appeared in the Guardian on Thursday March 06 2008 on p5 of the Technology news & features section. It was last updated at 11:13 on March 06 2008.
By Greg McNevin
According to the net security firm Marshall, a mere six botnets are responsible for a whopping 85 percent of the world's spam in February.
Out of this six, the Srizbi and Rustok botnets are heavyweights, sending out 39 and 21 percent of of messages respectively.
from the firewall,-what-firewall? dept
By Chris Anderson
Ed Felten and his crew have shown that encryption methods used to protect laptops while travelling can often be cracked in minutes.
July 11, 2006
It has always gotten my goat that Internet Explorer’s non-standard use of the object tag has forced standards-loving browsers to use the non-standard embed tag in order to embed movies on a web page. Even on Apple’s site, the embed tag—a Netscape extension, for Pete’s sake!—is so entrenched that it’s hard to even find information about using the object element for QuickTime, except in a non-standard way.
This is something nobody likes to talk about, but we should all be aware of this particular administrator risk.
Regardless how safe companies and governments make their computer systems, there is always one leak that can never be entirely closedthe Server Admin Leak. A server administrator practically always has sufficient technical knowledge and access rights to look at confidential information, to steal, abuse, or sell it or to cause some other problem like mutilating or deleting data or locking out the rightful operators.
Too much spam
Google has many uses, but a particularly clever one is explained here. If you have an ever-growing spam load and waste too much time fighting spam, there is at least one fully automatic spam filter that works fairly wellGoogle Mail.
By JIM SALTER, AP Business Writer
ST. LOUIS - Charter Communications officials believe a software error during routine maintenance caused the company to delete the contents of 14,000 customer e-mail accounts.
There is no way to retrieve the messages, photos and other attachments that were erased from inboxes and archive folders across the country on Monday, said Anita Lamont, a spokeswoman for the suburban St. Louis-based company.
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