NewScientist.com: A consortium of software and security companies has come up with the first unified language for rating the vulnerabilities that plague computer operating systems, opening them to attack from viruses and hackers.
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From Wired News: An estimated 5 billion pounds of chicken feathers are available for uses other than mixing them into low grade cattle feed. Professor Richard Wool at the University of Delaware has figured out a method to recycle those chicken feathers for manufacturing circuit boards, replacing petroleum-based compounds, such as fiberglass.
Kim Cameron, an identity expert popular for his "Laws of Identity," reported in his blog that the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has added pharming to its web site. After praising the Group for not changing its name yet (so what if they do?
In response to one of my recently posted blog entries regarding the amount of spam I was getting with foreign characters and how I thought Microsoft's Outlook wasn't up to the task, I was contacted by Microsoft with a correction to my innaccurate reporting. According to the e-mail I recieved, Outlook is indeed up to the task.
During my time at Demo last week I talked to Mike Stonebraker, who is an authentic database and computer science pioneer. He is credited with creating Ingres, Postgres, and Illustra database technology, and now is setting his sights on handling streaming, real-time data with his new company, StreamBase Systems.
I met with Mark Anderson, tech analyst and...
In his blog Om Malik...
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Meet Stuart Cohen, CEO of Open Source Development Labs. In some ways a product out of IBM's old school era, Cohen and his organization are the ecumenical North Pole of an open source world, which is struggling to straddle the fence between the direction it's going (business mainstream) and the place it came from (the hacker community).
How Novell's and Red Hat's versions of Linux came to run on IBM's big iron has always been a mystery to me. About all I knew was that there was some collaboration between IBM and the two companies.