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January, 2010

  • 15 January

    SELinux: Extra security protection

    SELinux stands for Security-Enhanced Linux and is a comprehensive feature of Linux that allows system administrators to control security access policies with highly advanced modules in the Linux kernel. It can be applied to any Linux distribution and comes installed by default on some. It was originally based upon projects …

August, 2009

  • 14 August

    WIPO Rules Against a Trademark Holder

    In what is clearly an exceptional yet not completely unique type of case, the WIPO has ruled against a legitimate trademark holder in a domain dispute. Runway Beauty Inc. filed a complaint against Errol Hernandez, who registered and parked runwaymagazine.com, runwaymagazine.net, and runwaymagazine.org. The website opens to a portal stating …

July, 2009

  • 30 July

    The Internet is big, really big

    According to new Internet data, there are now more websites than people in the world — over 1 trillion. With such large numbers, there are 150 domains per person, and it would take 31,000 to read all of them, even if you spent only one minute on each and never …

  • 17 July

    Korean cyberattack may be wild goose chase

    U.S. and South Korean agencies are still scratching their heads trying to track down the perpetrators of widely publicized July 4 attacks. South Koreans were quick to point the finger at North Korea or “North Korean sympathizers”, but as of yet, no concrete proof has emerged. The botnet infected 50,000 …

  • 10 July

    Korean DDoS malware may self destruct

    Earlier this week, we reported a series of attacks on key South Korean and U.S. government servers that took some of them offline. The attacks are still under investigation, but a blog post on the Washington Post’s website suggests that the botnet being used to deliver the DDoS (distributed denial …

  • 8 July

    Hackers attack South Korea and US

    According to reports, North Korean hackers are believed to have launched cyber attacks on government offices in the US and South Korea. Some South Korean and US websites were momentarily taken down. Among the South Korean sites with service disruption were the Blue House, defense ministry, national assembly, Shinhan bank, …

  • 2 July

    U.S. DOE offers energy saving program for data centers

    The United States Department of Energy’s Save Energy Now initiative is offering a program to businesses to help them reduce data center energy consumption and save money. The program carries the standard government-issued unnecessarily long name: National Data Center Energy Efficiency Information Program, and offers fact sheets and presentations on …

June, 2009

  • 18 June

    U.S. Patent Office rejects subdomain patent

    If you have ever had a website with more than few pages, you have probably created a subdomain. Instead of pointing visitors to www.internetblog.org.uk/coolguy, you might want to emphasize your coolness first and have your URL read: coolguy.internetblog.org.uk. Suddenly, you have something close to a new domain, called a subdomain. …

  • 12 June

    Microsoft security chief on "Cyber Czar" shortlist

    As the United States awaits President Barack Obama’s important nomination of his cybersecurity advisor or “cyber czar”, a position that will report directly to him, speculation about who will be tapped for the position has begun. Among the people up for consideration is Microsoft’s security chief, Scott Charney, who was …

  • 1 June

    Turkish hackers attack U.S. army's web servers

    InformationWeek has released a report indicating that in 2007, Turkish hackers infiltrated two U.S. army web servers, redirecting traffic from them to their own Anti-American and Anti-Israeli web sites. The hackers go by the name ‘m0sted’ and used a vulnerability in Microsoft SQL server to initiate an SQL injection attack. …