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An Interesting Spam Trap site Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

OpinionI just ran across this nifty trick to help reduce spam.
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The Witty worm: A new chapter in malware Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

Story mirrored from ComputerWorld

JUNE 02, 2004 (COMPUTERWORLD) -

If press coverage is any guide, then the Witty worm wasn't all that successful. Blaster, SQL Slammer, Nimda, even Sasser made bigger headlines. Witty infected only about 12,000 machines, almost none of them home users. It didn't seem like a big deal.

But Witty was a big deal (see story). It represented some scary malware firsts and is likely a harbinger of worms to come. IT professionals need to understand Witty and what it did.

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All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

OpinionThis is one of my favorite quotes and it's commonly attributed to Edmund Burke, a late 17th century politician in England, but is apparently a terrible misquote that has been popularized so much it is part of the body of common knowledge.

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Verisign retracts DNS "Sitefinder" service under widespread critisism. Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

Amid widespread critisism and a demand from ICANN, Verisign has retracted the DNS "sitefinder" service that redirected all invalid DNS queries to .com domains to thier own advertising based DNS "helper" service.

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Verisign's violates it's contract regarding all unassigned domain names Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

OpinionIn a fairly shocking move, Verisign the key provider of Name lookup for the .com and .net domains has modified their servers to serve up advertising for any mistyped or unassigned domain name.

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Become politically active! Sign a petition against the DMCA and Software Patents Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

OpinionAct to help convince the US congress that that the DMCA and software patents are not in the public intrest.

Sign a Petition against The DMCA here.

Sign a Petition against Software Patents here.

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Dewey the Turtle, guardian of Internet security... Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

OpinionThe Federal Trade Commission has decided that computer security needs a mascot, kind of like Smokey the Bear. So we now have Dewey the Turtle, who's here to promote secure computing for everyone. "When you see the ping of death, duck and cover." - Bruce Schnier - from Cryptogram 8/03
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