A new e-mail tool that allows Lotus Notes and Domino users to retract unread e-mails from a person's inbox could be breaking surveillance and data protection laws within the U.K.
The Office of the Information Commissioner has warned that the Demailer tool, announced by IBM/Lotus on Wednesday, could conflict with e-mail interception principles set out in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA).
It would not take much for a malicious hacker to shut down the Internet, researchers at a meeting of the body that oversees Web address allocation warned on Tuesday.
An attack designed to flood the Web's master directory servers with traffic "is capable of bringing down the Internet," said Paul Vixie, a speaker at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers annual meeting.
Results of a three-year study on internet 'reachability' have confirmed that the web is partitioned and littered with pockets of 'dark web space' which are home to some of the internet's nasties.
Source: CNet News
SINGAPORE--A former securities dealer was fined nearly $44,000 for posting a fraudulent news release on the Internet that said Singapore Exchange-listed Venture Manufacturing was being taken over.
Kenneth Chan Yen Yau had doctored an earlier news release by Toronto-based Celestica, saying it was taking over Venture, a locally based contract manufacturer. This came after Celestica's earlier purchase of Omni Industries, another local contract manufacturer.
Symantec has confirmed that its Norton AntiVirus software was erroneously detecting a virus in InstallShield, a popular software installation tool.
Due to an error in virus definition files dated Nov. 9, Norton AntiVirus reported that InstallShield was infected with a variant of the Nimda Internet worm, according to a bulletin at Symantec's site.