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Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.

Stephanie Condon

Stephanie Condon is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Portland, Oregon, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously covered politics for CBSNews.com, as well as the intersection of technology and politics for CNET. Stephanie graduated with a B.A. in communication from Stanford University.

Natalie Gagliordi

Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail technology, digital signage hardware and mobile payment trends. Natalie attended George Washington University, where she studied communication sciences, and also the University of South Florida, where she received a B.A. in News-Editorial Journalism.

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New sleeper worm may have al-Qaida link

New sleeper worm may have al-Qaida link

A second variant of the Atak worm, which goes to sleep to avoid detection by antivirus software, has been linked to an al-Qaida sympathizer who once threatened to release a powerful worm if the United States attacked Iraq.

July 16, 2004 by in Security

Autonomic installation

Autonomic installation

Autonomic computing proposes that an IT environment can operate with the responsiveness and independence of the human nervous system. It sounds a bit like science fiction, but it is one of the most important areas of technology research and development.

July 16, 2004 by in Hardware

Telecommunications data rates as predictable as Moore's Law

Telecommunications data rates as predictable as Moore's Law

Edholm's Law, attributed to Phil Edholm, CTO of Nortel, states that wireless, nomadic and wireline telecommunications categories march almost in lock step--their data rates increase on similar exponential curves, the slower rates trailing the faster ones by a predictable time lag. Check out this cool chart for a visual explanation.

July 15, 2004 by in Networking

Trustworthy yet?

Trustworthy yet?

The ongoing Microsoft security saga--including a steady stream of 'critical' Windows flaws and more Windows XP Service Pack 2 delays--calls into question the status of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Initiative. David Berlind looks for answers from Mike Nash, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Security Business Unit...

July 15, 2004 by in Windows

Back-up storage on the moon

Back-up storage on the moon

Peter Cohrane has come up with the ultimate location-based back-up solution for protecting vital digital assets against any terrorism, cyberattacks, natural disasters or other conflagrations. "Two locations strike me as being ideal for the mass data back-up of all our most vital data: deep in the ice of the Antarctic or, perhaps even better, the far side of the moon.

July 15, 2004 by in Big Data Analytics

All source code, all the time

All source code, all the time

A group of self-identified hackers has set up shop online to sell what it claims are files containing confidential software code--and it says it's ready to take orders for more.

July 14, 2004 by in Developer

Enterprise IM detente

Enterprise IM detente

ZDNet News: After years of mudslinging, Microsoft, America Online and Yahoo on Thursday will make a surprising overture toward peace in the instant-messaging wars. The companies will announce that later this year Microsoft's Live Communications Server (LCS), which offers instant messaging for corporate users, will connect with AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and its own MSN Messenger.

July 14, 2004 by in Social Enterprise

Records management: just do it

Records management: just do it

Maintaining business records and complying with regulations such as Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) can keep your company clear of expensive legal trouble. Consider the following circumstance from a recent article on the subject by Randolph A.

July 14, 2004 by in Legal

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