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Distribute.IT claims 'Evil' behind hack

Distribute.IT has claimed that the 25-year-old man arrested in Cowra yesterday for allegedly hacking wholesale internet provider Platform Networks is believed to be the perpetrator behind the disastrous attack on Distribute.IT in June that led to the loss of data for over 4000 customers.

July 26, 2011 by

P2P production transforming business

From Android outselling Apple's iPhone to the success of Linux and Wikipedia, all are examples of peer-to-peer (P2P) production. According to Belgian theorist Michel Bauwens these new internet-enabled models will transform society, leading to what he calls a P2P political economy.

May 8, 2011

Carelessness busts Linux security

No operating system can ever properly protect a computer from trojans as long as users continue to do silly things. Just because Linux is immune to your standard drive-by viruses it does not mean that it can escape trojan horses.

December 8, 2009 by

Signs O' The Times

I've started a couple of weeks work for a MegaBuck MegaCorp, hacking my way through a jungle of CSS with Geany, the machete of the Linux text editor world. There are a few interesting signs:1.

November 17, 2009 by

Nokia N900 Maemo 5 device in hand, S60 apps on the Internet Tablet

Given that the Nokia N97 flagship product did not receive the highest praise from everyone that Nokia hoped, there has been a lot of excitement about the upcoming Nokia N900 Linux Maemo-powered Internet Tablet. I just received a pre-production unit and posted some first impressions along with several photos of the hardware. The hardware is finalized, but I understand the software will be updated before production models hit buyer's hands. That said, the N900 so far is quite an impressive device that is very responsive with an excellent web browser.

October 13, 2009 by

Spam report: Old school techniques are back; companies on alert

An old school spamming technique among Internet bad guys - using images to hack their way into a system or spread viruses - is back.Google's e-mail security services team reported Spam trends for the third quarter in a blog post today and, among the findings was a 123 percent year-over-year jump in the amount of spam bytes processed per user.

October 1, 2009 by

Voda avoiding Linux netbooks due to user confusion

Vodafone has dismissed the preinstallation of Linux onto its netbooks, citing consumers' perception that netbooks are equivalent to laptops in their functionality.David Pollington, the operator's head of consumer and internet technical research, said on Wednesday that netbooks — which originally came with Linux rather than Windows as their operating systems — had originally been intended as always-on web-browsing devices, but users had misinterpreted their purpose.

September 16, 2009 by

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