Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

Rachel King

Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

Latest Posts

Schwartz: OpenSolaris, Niagara could go GPL3

In his latest blog, Sun COO and president Jonathan Schwartz takes a shot at Dell and then gets down to GPL3 business: With that volume building, you've no doubt seen that HP has joined ranks with IBM to support Solaris on their x64 platforms - creating even more options, and leaving only one tier 1 vendor (based in Texas, rhymes with swell) without a committed Solaris support plan....

January 30, 2006 by David Berlind

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Anonymizer says it will rescue Chinese from the search censors

According to an e-mail that just showed up in my inbox, the folks at Anonymizer (the company that, at your request, makes your Internet usage untraceable to you) will be rising to the defense of the Chinese people by providing them with an anti-censorship solution.  The solution comes in response to the censorship programs that Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and others are instituting as part of their compliance (what Anonymizer execs call capitulation) with the Chinese government.

January 30, 2006 by David Berlind

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FUD flies between HP and Sun on Solaris support

Now that word is circulating that HP is in some way shape or form supporting Solaris on its systems, the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) has hit the proverbial fan between HP and Sun.  Last Friday, I received an unsolicited statement from Sun regarding HP's supposed support of Solaris via e-mail.

January 30, 2006 by David Berlind

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Landmines at the Patent Office

If your company uses MS Office (and who doesn't?) you may soon be deploying a patched version of Office so that Microsoft can get around a patent infringement suit that they lost.

January 30, 2006 by Phil Windley

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How cybercrime pays

Worth reading: Rob Vamosi has the inside story on how James Ancheta became an American cybervillain. He's not part of the Russian cybermafia, just a 20-year old California lad who pled guilty last week to four felony counts for creating a worm and amassing about 40,000 bot machines, including some from classified Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and profiting via serreptitiously installing adware on machines and collecting payments.

January 30, 2006 by Dan Farber

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What makes schools vulnerable

A ZDNet story, Notre Dame probes hack of computer system, got me thinking about why a university is more susceptible than other institutions to this kind of vulnerability. At Notre Dame, it was a list of donors -- along with social security numbers, credit card numbers and check images -- which were located on the compromised server.

January 30, 2006 by Marc Wagner

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