Archive for November, 2005
The End Of Copyright

“I think we are witnessing the beginning of the end of a major era in world history. It may take fifty years, it may take a hundred, but the age of copyright is drawing to a close. I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but it's inevitable.”

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Man beams down 5000 channels from 12 satellite dishes on front porch!

Al Jessup from Beckley, has more than 5000 TV & radio channels from the 12 dishes on his front porch, you gotta see the pic of this!

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How to Get Revenge Against Junk Faxers

This Washington Post article offers some unique (and sometimes hilarious) solutions to stop junk faxes and make the spammers wince in the process. The article also provides some background on why junk faxes persist and provides links to additional web resources.

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Only 4% of internet users can spot phishing emails accurately.

According to this InternetNews article, only 4% of internet users who have taken the MailFrontier Phishing IQ test have passed it with 100%. An important issue that has gotten more prevalent and sophisticated in the past several years.

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Working with IPTABLES

This article talks about the iptables firewall administration program used to build a Netfilter firewall.

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Build a Home Terabyte Backup System Using Linux

A terabyte-plus backup and storage system is now an affordable option for Linux users. This article discusses options for building and configuring an inexpensive, expandable, Linux-based backup server.

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Child Hackers

“Forget viruses, 419 email fraudsters and server meltdowns. The biggest potential threat to your online security could come from the growing menace of 'click' kiddies, a leading security firm warns.”

Basic security features should stop most script kiddies.  They are not real hackers.  The deadly threat on the Internet are the guys that write the code the script and “click” kiddies use.

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Zero-Day IE Exploit Takes Control of PCs

Yikes, all you have to do is browse to the affected page. Glad I have Firefox!

Firefox tops IE on security.  Update IE early and often.  Make sure you lock IE down or simply disable it and use Firefox.  But be aware that Firefox still has some limitations.

IE is swiss Cheese!!

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Are you getting email from the FBI or CIA? (new malicious code)

Dear Sir/Madam, We have logged your IP-address on more than 30 illegal Websites.

Sober worm pretends to be an email from the FBI or CIA. 

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SANS Top 20 Internet Security Vulnerabilities for 2005

Announced this morning is the 2005 SANS Top 20 Internet Security Vulnerabilities:
Top Vulnerabilities in Windows Systems
Top Vulnerabilities in Cross-Platform Applications
Top Vulnerabilities in UNIX Systems
Top Vulnerabilities in Networking Products

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