Archive for 2011/08/27
Ever since security giant RSA was hacked last March, anti-virus researchers have been trying to get a copy of the malware used for the attack to study its method of infection. But RSA wasn’t cooperating, nor were the third-party forensic experts the company hired to investigate the breachPosted: 2011/08/27 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection
This week Finnish security company F-Secure discovered that the file had been under their noses all along.
Google+ Just Got a Little More Antisocial – You can now Ignore people who you have in your circles instead of blocking or unfollowing themPosted: 2011/08/27 in Education / Awareness, Google
A one minute phone call is 460,800% larger than a single text. So with our next natural disaster this week, use SMSPosted: 2011/08/27 in Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
Police in Manhattan recently arrested a shopworker in Chinatown for selling certain “counterfeit” items, “including Louis Vuitton and Burberry handbags.” Except… this wasn’t just a case of selling cheaper versions of the real things, this was a case where the items were supposed to be fakesPosted: 2011/08/27 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement
That’s because they were being sold at Fook On Sing Funeral Supplies, and they were cardboard objects designed specifically for traditional Chinese funerals, where it’s customary to burn certain items as “symbolic gifts to the deceased.”
RealNetworks Destroying Dutch Webmaster’s Life Because He Linked To A Reverse Engineered AlternativePosted: 2011/08/27 in Education / Awareness, Jurisprudence, Litigation
RealNetworks sued a Dutch webmaster, Hilbrand Edskes, not because he was hosting or distributing the software, but because he had a link to the software on a webpage he maintains that lists a variety of freeware programs.
Creator of a variety of key Unix and internet software, he’s still most known for his work on BIND, “the most widely used DNS software on the internet.”