Monday, July 21, 2008

S&T IT

4) INFORMATION TECHOLOGY

Social Accessibility ProjectA unique Social Accessibility collaboration software has been developed byIBM (NYSE: IBM) Research, which allows Internet users to improve Webaccessibility, particularly for those who are visually impaired. <http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/10024>http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/10024

High Cost of Driving Ignites Online Classes Boom <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/11/education/11colleges.html>http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/11/education/11colleges.html

Software Piracy White Paper, Microsoft <http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/10030>http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/10030

Data discoveryHow confidential files were found in a disused hospital <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7501726.stm>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7501726.stm

The Government and Your LaptopCongress should pass a law that allows the government to look at data onlaptops only when it has a reasonable suspicion about the specific personbeing searched. <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/10/opinion/10thu3.html>http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/10/opinion/10thu3.html

The FCC's Compromiser in Chief <http://blog.washingtonpost.com/government-inc/2008/07/lockheed_human_resources.html>http://blog.washingtonpost.com/government-inc/2008/07/lockheed_human_resources.html

A Patch to Fix the NetA major flaw in the basic design of the Internet is being repaired by alarge group of vendors working in concert. <http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/21058/>http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/21058/

An Imminent Victory for 'Net Neutrality' AdvocatesIf regulators penalize Comcast for blocking some Internet file downloads, itwould be a victory for advocates of an open Internet. But it could end upaccelerating the move by Internet providers to make heavy users charge more. <http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/11/an-imminent-victory-for-net-neutrality-advocates/index.html>http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/11/an-imminent-victory-for-net-neutrality-advocates/index.html

Women Turning to Internet for Risky At-Home Abortions <http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,380450,00.html>http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,380450,00.html

AT&T and AOL Agree to Fight Child PornographyAT&T and America Online have agreed to eliminate access to child pornographyon newsgroups and their servers. <http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/10/att-and-aol-will-sign-child-porn-agreements/index.html>http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/10/att-and-aol-will-sign-child-porn-agreements/index.html

A cartoonlike way to chat from Google <http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/07/09/business/google.php>http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/07/09/business/google.php

Yahoo Is Inviting Partners to Build on Its Search PowerYahoo wants to enlist a small army of search start-ups as allies in the hopethat collectively they will be able to stop the Google juggernaut. <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/10/technology/10yahoo.html>http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/10/technology/10yahoo.html

FCC chief says Comcast violated Internet rules <http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/INTERNET_REGULATION?SITE=MOJOP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT">http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/INTERNET_REGULATION?SITE=MOJOP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT>http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/INTERNET_REGULATION?SITE=MOJOP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Asia underground market awaits iPhone <http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/H/HONG_KONG_IPHONE_UNDERGROUND?SITE=MOJOP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT">http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/H/HONG_KONG_IPHONE_UNDERGROUND?SITE=MOJOP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT>http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/H/HONG_KONG_IPHONE_UNDERGROUND?SITE=MOJOP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Bringing Bangladesh into the Internet age <http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/07/09/business/wireless10.php>http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/07/09/business/wireless10.php

Mapping Infectious DiseasesA system maps outbreaks culled from Internet news sites. <http://www.technologyreview.com/Biotech/21060/?a=f>http://www.technologyreview.com/Biotech/21060/?a=f

Making a Modern 3-D MovieJourney to the Center of the Earth 3-D shows off Hollywood's most advancedtechnology. <http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/21067/>http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/21067/

Storage And Security Appliances Strategic Partnership <http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/10032>http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/10032

Spintronics In Quantum Computing, ResearchScientists funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research have used asingle photon technique to observe the evolution of individual electronspins in semiconductor nanostructures. <http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/10035>http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/10035

Digging a Smarter CrowdDigg's new recommendation system, like the site, relies on the wisdom ofcrowds. <http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/21045/>http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/21045/

"Plug and Play" HospitalsMedical devices that exchange data could make hospitals safer. <http://www.technologyreview.com/Biotech/21052/?a=f>http://www.technologyreview.com/Biotech/21052/?a=f

IA Digest - 10 July 2008How Magic Might Fully Fix Your Computer (RedTape Chronicles, 07/07/2008)URL: <http://redtape.msnbc.com/2008/07/cambridge-mass.html#posts>http://redtape.msnbc.com/2008/07/cambridge-mass.html#posts

IC Sees Major Hole in Cyber Security (DefenseTech.org, 07/08/2008)URL: <http://www.defensetech.org/archives/004288.html>http://www.defensetech.org/archives/004288.htmlCyber Realities Setting In (AIM Points, 07/09/2008)URL: <http://aimpoints.hq.af.mil/display.cfm?id=26987>http://aimpoints.hq.af.mil/display.cfm?id=26987

Advocate Pushes IRS To Confront Identity Theft (Federal Computer Week,07/08/2008)URL: <http://www.fcw.com/online/news/153078-1.html>http://www.fcw.com/online/news/153078-1.html

Test Your Information-Security IQ: How Do You Rate? (NewsFactor, 07/09/2008)URL: <http://www.newsfactor.com/news/Test-Your-Information-Security-IQ/story.xhtml?story_id=022000PUROTM>http://www.newsfactor.com/news/Test-Your-Information-Security-IQ/story.xhtml?story_id=022000PUROTMFasTrak Toll Hacked, Exposing Privacy Dangers (darkREADING, 07/09/2008)URL: <http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=158554&WT.svl=news1_2>http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=158554&WT.svl=news1_2

What Brought On Many Changes (Strategy Page, 07/09/2008)URL: <http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htiw/articles/20080709.aspx>http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htiw/articles/20080709.aspx

Has US Army invaded Iran? Hackers Would Like You to Think So, Sophos Reports(Sophos, 07/09/2008)URL: <http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/news/articles/2008/07/world-war-three.html?_log_from=rss">http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/news/articles/2008/07/world-war-three.html?_log_from=rss>http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/news/articles/2008/07/world-war-three.html?_log_from=rss

Trojan Horse Virus Hits Tourism Website (Royal Gazette, 07/09/2008)URL: <http://www.snpx.com/cgi-bin/news55.cgi?target=www.newsnow.co.uk/A/286453672?-18614">http://www.snpx.com/cgi-bin/news55.cgi?target=www.newsnow.co.uk/A/286453672?-18614>http://www.snpx.com/cgi-bin/news55.cgi?target=www.newsnow.co.uk/A/286453672?-18614

Hackers Gang Up On Kaminsky Over DNS Flaw (IDG News Service, 07/10/2008)URL: <http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsID=102125&pagtype=all>http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsID=102125&pagtype=all

Internet Bug Fix Spawns Backlash From Hackers (IDG News Service, 07/10/2008)URL: <http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9108518&intsrc=hm_list">http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9108518&intsrc=hm_list>http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9108518&intsrc=hm_list

U.S. Army Challenges USAF on Network Warfare (Network World, 07/07/2008)URL: <http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/070708-us-army-challenges-usaf-on.html?page=1">http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/070708-us-army-challenges-usaf-on.html?page=1>http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/070708-us-army-challenges-usaf-on.html?page=1

Open Source Project Launches New Tool (InfoWorld, 07/10/2008)URL: <http://www.techworld.com/applications/news/index.cfm?newsID=102124&pagtype=all">http://www.techworld.com/applications/news/index.cfm?newsID=102124&pagtype=all>http://www.techworld.com/applications/news/index.cfm?newsID=102124&pagtype=all

Yahoo's Desperate Search Times Call for Open Source (ZDNet News,07/10/2008)URL: <http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=9282>http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=9282

Microsoft Offers Free Vista-to-XP Downgrade Help (ComputerWorld, 07/09/2008)URL: <http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9108198&intsrc=hm_list">http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9108198&intsrc=hm_list>http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9108198&intsrc=hm_list

Microsoft Confirms Active Word Attacks (ComputerWorld, 07/08/2008)URL: <http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=009107979&intsrc=hm_list">http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=009107979&intsrc=hm_list>http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=009107979&intsrc=hm_list

Summary: Acknowledges zero-day exploits just hours after posting month'spatches.Microsoft Warns of Attacks on Word (SecurityFocus, 07/09/2008)URL: <http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/771>http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/771

Microsoft Warns of ActiveX Attack (SecurityFocus, 07/08/2008)URL: <http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/770>http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/770

Massive Patch Coming for DNS Vulnerability (Government Computer News,07/08/2008)URL: <http://www.gcn.com/cgi-bin/udt/im.display.printable?client.id=gcn_daily&story.id=46623">http://www.gcn.com/cgi-bin/udt/im.display.printable?client.id=gcn_daily&story.id=46623>http://www.gcn.com/cgi-bin/udt/im.display.printable?client.id=gcn_daily&story.id=46623

Attacking Phishing at the Source (ZDNet News, 07/09/2008)URL: <http://blogs.zdnet.com/storage/?p=343>http://blogs.zdnet.com/storage/?p=343

Gmail, PayPal and Ebay Embrace DomainKeys to Fight Phishing Emails (ZDNetNews, 07/09/2008)URL: <http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1473>http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1473

Botnets Winning Spam Wars, Says Report (TechWorld, 07/09/2008)URL: <http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsID=102108&pagtype=all>http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsID=102108&pagtype=all

Gmail: The Choice of Spammers? (InternetNews.com, 07/09/2008)URL: <http://www.internetnews.com/security/article.php/3758001/Gmail+The+Choice+of+Spammers.htm>http://www.internetnews.com/security/article.php/3758001/Gmail+The+Choice+of+Spammers.htm

Apps Fighting on the Same Side (Government Computer News, 07/07/2008)URL: <http://www.gcn.com/print/27_16/46604-1.html>http://www.gcn.com/print/27_16/46604-1.html

Cybercriminals in Web 2.0 Goldrush (ComputerWeekly, 07/08/2008)URL: <http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2008/07/08/231395/cybercriminals-in-web-2.0-goldrush.htm>http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2008/07/08/231395/cybercriminals-in-web-2.0-goldrush.htm

The Extended HTML Form Attack Revisited (HelpNetSecurity, 07/09/2008)URL: <http://www.net-security.org/article.php?id=1154>http://www.net-security.org/article.php?id=1154

Report Advocates Better Training For Wireless Internet Users (GovernmentExecutive, 07/08/2008)URL: <http://govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=40413&dcn=todaysnews>http://govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=40413&dcn=todaysnews

IA Digest - 07 July 2008Quantum Leap for Secure Comms? (ITWeb, 07/07/2008)URL: <http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/telecoms/2008/0807071032.asp?O=FPTOP&S=Innovations&A=INV">http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/telecoms/2008/0807071032.asp?O=FPTOP&S=Innovations&A=INV>http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/telecoms/2008/0807071032.asp?O=FPTOP&S=Innovations&A=INV

Iraq Embarks on Technology Path (Signal Magazine, 07/01/2008)URL: <http://www.afcea.org/signal/articles/templates/SIGNAL_Article_Template.asp?articleid=1642&zoneid=236">http://www.afcea.org/signal/articles/templates/SIGNAL_Article_Template.asp?articleid=1642&zoneid=236>http://www.afcea.org/signal/articles/templates/SIGNAL_Article_Template.asp?articleid=1642&zoneid=236

$1m Prize for Cracking 'Unbreakable' Encryption (vnunet.com, 07/07/2008)URL: <http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2220889/prize-beating-uncrackable>http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2220889/prize-beating-uncrackable

Jobsite Hack Used to Market Identity Harvesting Services (The Register,07/07/2008)URL:<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/07/jobsite_data_hackharvesting_hack/>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/07/jobsite_data_hackharvesting_hack/

New DHS Rule Would Collect More Info (Federal Computer Week, 07/07/2008)URL: <http://www.fcw.com/print/22_20/features/153047-1.html?topic=homeland_security">http://www.fcw.com/print/22_20/features/153047-1.html?topic=homeland_security>http://www.fcw.com/print/22_20/features/153047-1.html?topic=homeland_security

TWIC Status Check (Federal Computer Week, 07/07/2008)URL: <http://www.fcw.com/print/22_20/features/153055-1.html>http://www.fcw.com/print/22_20/features/153055-1.html

Collaboration Key to Network Warfare (Signal Magazine, 07/01/2008)URL: <http://www.afcea.org/signal/articles/templates/SIGNAL_Article_Template.asp?articleid=1641&zoneid=5">http://www.afcea.org/signal/articles/templates/SIGNAL_Article_Template.asp?articleid=1641&zoneid=5>http://www.afcea.org/signal/articles/templates/SIGNAL_Article_Template.asp?articleid=1641&zoneid=5

Google Trying to Take Privacy Seriously (ZDNet News, 07/05/2008)URL: <http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=1085>http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=1085

Data Leaks Emerge As Worst Security Threat (vnunet.com, 07/07/2008)URL:<http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2220927/leaks-catching-viruses-worst>http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2220927/leaks-catching-viruses-worst

Cybereye Consumer, Protect Thyself (Government Computer News, 07/07/2008)URL:<http://www.gcn.com/print/27_16/46575-1.html?topic=security&CMP=OTC-RSS>http://www.gcn.com/print/27_16/46575-1.html?topic=security&CMP=OTC-RSS

Citibank Debit Card Fraud Highlights ATM Vulnerabilities (ComputerWorld,07/07/2008)URL: <http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9106958&source=rss_topic82">http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9106958&source=rss_topic82>http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9106958&source=rss_topic82

4th of July Malware Attack Targets Holidaying American Computer Users(Sophos, 07/04/2008)URL: <http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/news/articles/2008/07/july4.html>http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/news/articles/2008/07/july4.html



Ed Amoroso The Big Picture of Network Security (Government Computer News,07/07/2008)URL:<http://www.gcn.com/print/27_16/46577-1.html?topic=security&CMP=OTC-RSS>http://www.gcn.com/print/27_16/46577-1.html?topic=security&CMP=OTC-RSS

Move Your Business from Windows to Linux (PCWorld, 07/07/2008)URL: <http://www.pcworld.com/article/147879/article.html>http://www.pcworld.com/article/147879/article.html

When Windows 7 Arrives, Will Your PC Be Ready? (InfoWorld, 07/05/2008)URL: <http://www.pcworld.com/article/147970/when_windows_7_arrives_will_your_pc_be_ready.html>http://www.pcworld.com/article/147970/when_windows_7_arrives_will_your_pc_be_ready.html

Weak Server Aided Russian Cyberattacks (IDG News Service, 07/07/2008)URL: <http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsID=102090&pagtype=all>http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsID=102090&pagtype=all

"Important" Fixes To Come in July Patch Release (Enterprise Systems Journal,07/07/2008)URL: <http://esj.com/newswire/article.aspx?EditorialsID=3221>http://esj.com/newswire/article.aspx?EditorialsID=3221

Microsoft to Issue Four Security Patches - SQL Server and Exchange in Frame(ComputerWeekly,07/07/2008)URL: <http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2008/07/07/231377/microsoft-to-issue-four-security-patches-sql-server-and-exchange-in.htm>http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2008/07/07/231377/microsoft-to-issue-four-security-patches-sql-server-and-exchange-in.htm

Bavaria Sanctions Police Spyware (The Register, 07/07/2008)URL: <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/07/bavaria_police_spyware_plan/>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/07/bavaria_police_spyware_plan/

Virtualization Gains Among European Companies (TechWorld, 07/07/2008)URL: <http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsid=102096>http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsid=102096

Virtualize Now! or Not (ITWeb, 07/07/2008)URL: <http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/features/virtualisation/feature0807070720.asp?O=FPMM">http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/features/virtualisation/feature0807070720.asp?O=FPMM>http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/features/virtualisation/feature0807070720.asp?O=FPMM

Still More Reasons to Avoid Internet Explorer (CNET News, 07/06/2008)URL: <http://news.cnet.com/8301-13554_3-9984277-33.html>http://news.cnet.com/8301-13554_3-9984277-33.html

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