Anti-virus products could detect the FBI's new spyware. But should they? The notion of programming anti-virus software to deliberately ignore a particular program, despite malicious characteristics, is nothing new. Many mainstream AV software packages have a built-in capability to ignore; commonly referred to as "exclusion." Exclusion helps AV software avoid false positives, helps to avoid unnecessarily scanning files that are too small to carry any known virus, helps to ignore files that are marked as "known clean," and has even helped an anti-virus company or two to avoid a lawsuit.
This article in developerWorks tries to tackle the issue of XML Digital Signature Standard and how XML can functionally sign itself over an insecure network like the Internet. It is likely that as Web Services become more popular, this will increasingly become a focal point. Also included is alphaWorks XML Security Suite and an article on enabling XML security.
L33tdawg: I really don't know what to make of this. On one hand it seems like it's a pretty promising idea, on the other hand it sounds more like a school for script kiddies, although the 'teachers' claim they only teach ethical hacking techniques.
In an unremarkable alleyway in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, a strange, graffiti-sprayed building hides what could be a world first.
So Reuters is reporting that Amazon is claiming, in a regulatory filing, that it saved 25 percent on technology costs last quarter, in part by migrating some of its computer systems to Linux-based operating systems.