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Articles Archive for November 2010

wikileaks-panel

It has been just over thirty minutes since CNN reported that WikiLeaks was under a DDOS attack. A DDOS or distributed denial of service attack is a network-based attack that attempts to overwhelm a service by sending it too …

Facebook Filler Panel

There are speculations that Facebook unveil a new messaging system. Mulitple blogs are pointing the various Facebook-controlled websites delivering a Microsoft Outlook Web App login page. This contradicts earlier sentiments that email is probably going away. Isn’t an …

keyboard

It all started with a tale of copyright infringement when a print magazine reprinted an edited version of a blogger’s article. The publisher responded with a backhanded apology, and the internet responded by commenting on the magazine’s Facebook page.…

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft is now making Security Essentials via Microsoft Update to those that don’t have any antivirus application installed. MSE shows up as an optional download. Some antivirus vendors are feeling left out, claiming that Microsoft has an unfair advantage.  Microsoft …

Internet Explorer Panel

Next Tuesday is Patch Tuesday, but it does not include a patch for the recent IE 0-day vulnerability. The November bulletin mentions multiple Office versions, PowerPoint View and Foreront Unified Access Gateway.

Microsoft is currently investigating a vulnerability …

Facebook Filler Panel

In true Scharzenegger-style, Facebook responds that it’s not a tumor breach. The basic gist of their response is that even though they leaked UIDs, they did not not share any private user data. Apparently when a user agrees …