As we commented on, ICANN, the group that manages top-level domain (TLD) naming systems for the web, recently had several of its domains hijacked by a Turkish hacking group. ICANN has now commented that the hijacking was due to a security breach at the registrar that manages those URLs.
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When you get so much spam that your anti-spam provider decides to use you in a marketing campaign, your spam problem turns into an asset for the community, and researchers running honeypots can only envy you for the sample of spam emails you receive on a daily basis. According to a recent press release by ClearMyMail :"ClearMyMail, has today announced the UK’s Top 5 most spammed email accounts that it protects, receiving a total of 3,900 – 44,000 spam emails each day.
From Slashdot:tpaudio writes "The ACLU and the EFF are suing the Department of Justice over how the government might be using GPS and location data from cell phones. With over 200 million Americans carrying cell phones, this could be pretty important for setting guidelines.
A few days ago I wrote a story about AVG's LinkScanner causing a massive amount of additional traffic on the net in the name of protecting customers... yeah.
First off, I hope that everyone's fourth of July was as good as mine. There's nothing quite like spending time with family and friends over the holidays to put your work-life relationship into perspective of what's important.
It's 2008, and companies perhaps rich on VC money to waste in a guerilla marketing tactic for generating viral buzz, still talk and act as the utopian "unbreakable encryption" algorithm is the panacea of security, or the "Hackers Hell: Privacy That Can't Be Compromised" as they pitch it.
UPDATE: McAfee debunks recent vulnerabilities in AV software research, n.runs restates its position.
Microsoft has issued a pre-patch security advisory to warn about "active, targeted attacks" against an ActiveX control for the Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access.The skinny:An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by constructing a specially crafted Web page.
* Ryan Naraine is on vacation. Guest Editorial by Dan Glass A recent blog proclaiming that Twitter could soon become a rival to PayPal made me shudder in fear.
For all of my blasting of the TSA and the US Government for our strange, inappropriate, inadequate, and sometimes unacceptable security practices, I am damn proud to be an American. There's many countries I've visited in this world, and I love many of them, but none like the good old U.