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Content posted in January 2007
YouTube Simpsons Subpoena Spotlights Copyright Insanity
Commentary  |  1/26/2007  | 
No, this isn't another legal tussle or media mess involving O.J. or Judith Regan. It's a Web copyright battle touched off by that overrated weekly animated series starring Homer and Marge. And, as with most copyright disputes, the online data path leads directly to YouTube.
HP Spy Charges Put PC Hacking In Perspective
Commentary  |  1/25/2007  | 
Thoughts of security breaches typically focus on hacking, but that stuff is small potatoes when compared to the big kahuna of unauthorized access: corporate spying.
The Wily 9-Year-Old Who 'Hacked' Airport Security
Commentary  |  1/22/2007  | 
They say social engineering is the most potent form of hacking, and now we have a 9-year-old who's proved it.
5 Free Security Betas You Can Download For Windows Vista
Commentary  |  1/21/2007  | 
Given the torrent of criticism Microsoft has taken for Windows Vista's inelegant User Account Controls (UACs), one couldn't be blamed for assuming that the operating system is handicapped when it comes to security. But one would be wrong, very wrong.
If You Like Needles, You're Gonna Love RFID
Commentary  |  1/19/2007  | 
Some recent news about electronic tracking of cattle, as well as a look at the new James Bond movie, has revived long-repressed fears about vaccinations at the pediatrician.
Trust: It's A Terrible Thing To Waste
Commentary  |  1/18/2007  | 
Kill me now. The latest data hack at the TJX companies has me, and a lot of other people I know, on the edge of their seats. We shop a lot at the TJX family of companies -- T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, and A.J. Wright and Bob's Stores -- and yesterday's announcement that the company had been hit hard by a data hack is not sitting well.
Phishers And Rootkits And Death Threats, Oh My!
Commentary  |  1/18/2007  | 
I fell for a phisher last week. Embarrassing, but true. Until then, the urgent e-mails telling me that an account had been compromised had only managed to give me slight shivers of concern before my rational self took over and I clicked the delete button. Not this time.
New Security Threats For VoIP
Commentary  |  1/5/2007  | 
Panda Software looks at some scary security threats posed by VoIP. The top part of the article in IT-Observer looks at new ways that VoIP might be used for denial-of-service attacks, but the author, Fernando de la Cuadra, dismisses those threats as unlikely (too quickly, I think). The article then goes on to deal with possible threats posed by social engineering.



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