Hackers reportedly knocked over the website of Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd for a few minutes on Wednesday in an apparent protest against government plans for compulsory internet content filtering.The site of the Australian Communications and Media Authority also disappeared for about an hour Wednesday evening local time, The Australian reports. The website of Communications Minister Stephen Conroy, the man behind the plan, also came under attack.
Six men have been accused of running the world's most prolific music piracy ring, an online crew federal prosecutors allege delivered more than 25,000 copyrighted albums, often before they were officially released.As members of Rabid Neurosis, or RNS as the group was called, they tapped insiders at music retailers, radio stations, and CD manufacturing plants, who were able to get their hands on music titles before their commercial release in the US. In other cases, they turned to affiliates elsewhere in the world, who were able to supply music that was not yet available in America.
Material which is out of print in the US, but still available for sale elsewhere, will not be added to Google Books, unless consent is granted.Google has already digitised millions of out-of-print titles.The European Commission wants concerted action to allow more books in Europe's national libraries to be scanned.
A petition on the No 10 website had called for a posthumous government apology to the computer pioneer.In 1952 Turing was prosecuted for gross indecency after admitting a sexual relationship with a man. Two years later he killed himself.The campaign was the idea of computer scientist John Graham-Cumming.
A hacker has posted code on his Milw0rm website that could be used to attack a system running Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) server and install unauthorized software on it. The good news is that the attack appears to work only on older versions of IIS—versions 7.x are not affected. The flaw resides in the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) software used by IIS to transfer large files, meaning that FTP must be enabled for an attack to be succesful. The risk posed by this vulnerability isn't completely clear yet, but Microsoft says it is looking into the issue."Microsoft is investigating new public claims of a possible vulnerability in IIS 5 and IIS 6 File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and are currently unaware of any attacks trying to use the claimed vulnerability or of customer impact," a Microsoft spokesperson told Ars. The software giant will take steps to determine how customers can protect themselves if the vulnerability is confirmed and will take whatever action it determines is appropriate to protect customers once the investigation is complete.
802.11 had two items under consideration during the Standards Board meetings being held this week.I’m am very pleased to announce that both P802.11w and P802.11n were approved today.Although this email vehicle falls far short of expressing the sentiment, Thanks to the hundreds of 802.11members that contributed to these efforts, as well as the 802 EC and the IEEE Staff.
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