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Lieberman: Site nailed by denial of service, demands AG investigate opponent

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.

August 8, 2006 by David Berlind


Ed Bott's WGA woes signal the big challenges with virtualization

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.

August 8, 2006 by David Berlind


SCO's Mobile Play

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.

August 8, 2006 by Phil Windley


Critical BlackBerry exploit to be released Aug 14

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.

August 8, 2006 by David Berlind

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Video: Apple WWDC highlights

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.

August 8, 2006 by Dan Farber


Camera Phones in Banks: Part II

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....

August 7, 2006 by David Berlind