Police sought an arrest warrant on a libel charge yesterday for a 28-year-old man who allegedly committed "cyber stalking," marking the first time that law-enforcement authorities in Korea have linked online stalking to libel laws.
Industry analysts and users are divided in their opinion of Visa's new ecommerce security specification. Analysts say it's not advanced enough; while users are worried about the cost of integrating with the new secure network. The new 3-D Secure 1.0 specification gives a worldwide platform for the payment authentication capabilities detailed by the company's US operations in May.
Tracking hackers generally doesn't involve high-speed chases and helicopter stunts as it does in the summer movie thriller Swordfish. But for young, computer-savvy people weighing careers, the field of information security is overflowing with opportunity now.
Troubled Webvan on Monday said it has ceased operations and plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The online grocer, which has been struggling financially for some time, said it has no plans to resume operations in any of its markets and intends to conduct an "orderly" winding down of its operations and sale of its assets and business. Approximately 2,000 employees have been let go as a result of the shutdown.
A software libre implementation of Microsoft's .NET broke cover today, with GNOME lead Miguel de Icaza promising to have .NET code ready by the middle of next year. Ximian's Mono project (that's Spanish for monkey) consists of three parts: a Linux C# compiler, a virtual machine, and the common language runtime, so Linux developers will be able to create and deploy .NET apps on Linux in languages other than C#. The work will be released under the GNU GPL or LGPL and collaboration is encouraged.