A Chinese computer virus expert said on Tuesday the fast-spreading "Code Red" Internet worm that disrupted U.S. government Web sites last week was not made in China, despite Web site defacings that said "Hacked by Chinese." The worm, which U.S. officials said was likely to start multiplying again on Tuesday and could slow the Internet worldwide, had surfaced little in China, experts said.
Network administrators have been scrambling to secure their servers since news of a vulnerability in the Telnet program -- used to remotely access servers -- first came to the public's attention last week when a group of network security enthusiasts called TESO Security posted advisories to several security mailing lists.
Protests against the arrest of jailed Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov have spread oversees. The US Embassy lobby in London will be the focus of a demonstration this coming Friday August 3.
As Stanford's Lawrence Lessig pointed out in yesterday's New York Times, Sklyarov broke no copyright laws, nor did he steal any 'intellectual property'. But he did publish details of how Adobe's flawed eBook encryption program may be circumvented, and so falls foul of the US DMCA.
Post-Napster Pirates Commandeer Computers; Internet's Digital hackers hold grab-fests on private systems. There's been a wild party at the New York City Board of Elections. With plenty of movies--"The Green Mile," "Braveheart" and "Unbreakable"--and pop music from Willa Ford and R.E.M., plus MTV videos. All free and all illegal.
Travis Willis, a soccer star and honor student at Waynesville High School, faces the prospect of a felony conviction that could affect the rest of his life. The 18-year-old faces two to eight years in prison if convicted of posting nude pictures of a local girl on the Internet. Willis told the girl and her mother that the photos were a practical joke, according to court records. Meanwhile, the girl involved must face the prospect that the images could have been seen online worldwide.