Google News Gets Text Ads
It's a significant turning point for Google News, which has been ad-free since its beta launch in April 2002.
Hack An iPhone, Win $10,000
In TippingPoint's DVLabs contest, hackers also have the option of trying to execute a successful exploit against a Web browser.
PCI And Schrodinger's Cat
The inherent paradox of the Payment Card Industry's compliance program to protect credit card data makes PCI a futile exercise. Let's try something else.
VMware Adds To Data Center Operating System
vCenter Server Heartbeat and vShield, launched at VMware's user group meeting, bring the company closer to supplying the data center operating system via its virtual machine management capabilities.
DNSSEC: Forgetting The User, Again.
A lot of very smart people are working very hard to make the Internet trustworthy. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has launched a beta Interim Trust Anchor Repository so top-level domain owners can publish DNSSEC material while ICANN works out signing of the root zones. The ITAR is one more step in the road to DNSSEC. But DNSSEC is a technical solution and, like other technical solutions, ultimately misses
Insecure Eye Sockets Layer: Defeating SSL
Moxie Marlinspike's presentation New Tricks for Defeating SSL in Practice should be an eye-opening presentation on the fragility of the trust we place secure Web sites. Marlinspike uses some fairly mundane technical tricks coupled with astute observations about human behavior to pull off a difficult task -- seamlessly subverting the indicators of HTTPS Web sites prese
Hulu Pulls Video From Boxee
The move, requested by Hulu's content providers, signals a tightening of online TV and movie distribution by Hollywood studios.
ROI Is Not A Good Justification For Security
It's no secret that the business office uses financial models to approve and disapprove purchases. Getting proposals approved on business merit is often misunderstood by many IT and security practitioners who see the need for a technology, but can't convince business folks. Return on investment, ROI, often is used to justify, in part, an IT purchase which results in the percentage return. Risk reduction is the primary goal.
Google Wins Street View Privacy Lawsuit
A Pennsylvania judge said Google didn't violate the Boring family's privacy rights by taking pictures of their residence from a private road and publishing the images online.
Qualcomm Paves Way For Mobile Payments
The company has added support for Near Field Communication technology in some of its mobile chipsets, which could lead to phones that can be used as mobile wallets.