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Content posted in July 2005
Bugs, Crime, And Punishment
Commentary  |  7/29/2005  | 
Man, oh, man. This past week has been replete with one bug-filled, vulnerable moment after another. Vendors who weren't quashing bugs, or issuing antidotes, were setting out cash or good as same lures to track down even more bugs. The air was virtually thick with repellent and
Safeguard Podcasts Now, While The Technology Is New
Commentary  |  7/28/2005  | 
Brian Livingston posts details on how a podcast might infect a PC. He writes: "Podcasts threaten to become another automated way hackers can put viruses and spyware onto your computer. As we all know only too well, Microsoft Word begat macro viruses, Microsoft Outlook begat e-mail viruses, and Internet Explorer begat ActiveX viruses."
Russian Spammer Murdered
Commentary  |  7/25/2005  | 
Russian news site MosNews.Com reports that infamous Russian spammer Vardan Kushnir was found dead in his apartment on Sunday, having been apparently beaten to death. Kushnir reportedly headed several companies, including the Center for American English, the New York English Centre, and the Centre for Spoken English, that sent significant amounts of spam in Russia. According to
Death To Hackers!
Commentary  |  7/12/2005  | 
What's the appropriate punishment for convicted hackers, a 21-month suspended sentence including 30 hours of community service, death, or something worse?


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