Sean Smith, campaign manager for Senator Joe Lieberman, has stated publicly that his candidate's site and email systems started experiencing problems last (Monday) night and became totally inaccessible by 7am this morning. Although we won't know for sure until more news comes out, it appears to be a classic denial of service attack.
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Although virtualizating desktop computers is an extremely nascent market these days -- largely confined to power users and developers (often one in the same) -- it's only a matter of time before the technology that's wildly successful in server country makes its way to a desktop near you. Especially now that Intel and AMD are building virtualization capabilities right into their chips.
SCO has been much maligned to the point that it's easy to forget that there a real people who work there, just trying to do their jobs. Being from Utah, where SCO is located, I happen to know a few of them.
A tipster from pinstack.com pointed me to coverage of what appears to be a very cool Mobile TV solution from SonaMobile that, when implemented by a partnership between Canada.
If you're BlackBerry Enterprise Server isn't in "positioned" in a network DMZ, perhaps now is a good time to move it. According to a report by eWeek's Matt Hines, on Aug 14, security researchers will be releasing the code to an exploit that leverages a BlackBerry's capability to securely connect or "tunnel into" a corporate network.
We have three highlight clips from yesterday's WWDC event. Apple's new OS retrieves files from the pastApple Computer's vice president of platform experience, Scott Forstall, demonstrates the company's new application "Time Machine.
Last week SandHill.com published a column by Guy Smith of Silicon Strategies Marketing, titled "Is Enterprise Software Doomed?
Last week, I picked up on Bruce Schneier's rip on banks that are looking to ban cell phone usage in the name of security (in hopes of preventing robberies). Then, today comes news from The Register of how camera phones are being used in South Africa to stalk and mug bank customers:South African muggers are using camera phones to capture pictures of potential victims in banks before their accomplices stalk and rob them, according to reports....
Mary Jo Foley: Looks like calls for Microsoft to add another beta to the Windows Vista timeline are falling on deaf ears. Microsoft has begun testing internally Vista Release Candidate (RC) 1 builds.....
Here's my question: when does someone actually lose their job in this case of ineptitude? Let's see.