Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.

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Stephanie Condon

Stephanie Condon is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Portland, Oregon, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously covered politics for CBSNews.com, as well as the intersection of technology and politics for CNET. Stephanie graduated with a B.A. in communication from Stanford University.

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Beware of   : ))

Beware of : ))

A new version of the Bagle mass-mailing worm tries to disable defenses on destination PCs. It appears appears as an e-mail message with a smiley face.

October 29, 2004 by in Reviews

The coming ubiquity of wireless networks

The coming ubiquity of wireless networks

Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2, which embarked on its first trans-Atlantic voyage in January, has four 260-ton propulsion pods equipped with vibration sensors intended to detect leakage in the seals. That's not exactly unheard-of in this day and age.

October 29, 2004 by in Networking

Microsoft's 'Windows Genuine Advantage' program a hit

Microsoft's 'Windows Genuine Advantage' program a hit

When Microsoft launched its Windows Genuine Advantage pilot program back in September, it was hoping 20,000 customers would opt into the voluntary program that lets the software maker check to see if they are running licensed copies of the operating system. But as Microsoft Watch reports, a little over a month later, 828,000 customers had opted in.

October 29, 2004 by in Microsoft

Hacking becomes a full-time job

Hacking becomes a full-time job

Robert Graham, the chief scientist of security company Internet Security Systems, believes 2004 could prove to be a watershed year for hacking. In a recent interview with CNET Asia, he discusses how both the pattern of hacker attacks, and the motives behind the attacks are pointing to the emergence of a new class of professional hackers.

October 28, 2004 by in Security

Should Larry forget PeopleSoft?

Should Larry forget PeopleSoft?

Despite clearing the last regulatory hurdle in its bid to takeover PeopleSoft, some are beginning to wonder if the deal makes any sense for Oracle. Lisa DiCarlo, a senior editor with Forbes.

October 28, 2004 by in Oracle

Consumers,  not technology, biggest cybersecurity problem

Consumers, not technology, biggest cybersecurity problem

The 2004 Identity Management Survey, commissioned by EDS and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), found that consumers, rather than technology, are the source of many cybersecurity problems.Among the findings: 70 percent of consumers will share information, such as their name, address, postal code, phone number, account number or give the answer to a security question to an unsolicited call or email.

October 27, 2004 by in Security

Digital infrastructure must get smarter

Digital infrastructure must get smarter

Keynoting at the Digital ID World conference, VeriSign CEO Stratton Sclavos outlined how the move toward digital infrastructure, like the build out of railroad, power grids and telephone networks before it, almost went off the rails during the frenzy of the dotcom boom, survived the bust and has now emerged as the driver of economic growth and societal transformation. "About a decade into every build out, it almost goes off the rails," Sclavos said.

October 27, 2004 by in Tech Industry

Geek checks out from Hilton after connection lock-up

Geek checks out from Hilton after connection lock-up

Hotels have a reputation for providing guests with less than stellar broadband access, but if you are trying to use something "out of the ordinary," like using a feed aggregator, you may be in for a surprise. Geek News Central reports that the Hilton Hotel chain uses an ISP that monitors and locks out guest computers that are using too many concurrent connections (required for updating the feeds in an aggregator application).

October 27, 2004 by in Tech Industry

Color iPod

Color iPod

The iPod company, formerly called Apple, launched a color version of its flagship product....will the stock hit $50?

October 26, 2004 by in Apple

Around the Digital ID World

Around the Digital ID World

Digital ID World host and editor Phil Becker kicked off the conference asserting that digital identity is the common organizing principle for integration, management and security. Without a core focus on identity management, the notion of distributed, networked computing and service-oriented architecture falls apart.

October 26, 2004 by in Security

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