Networking events, started by the likes of First Tuesday, then copied by
Last Thursday and NetBash, are opportunities for players in the new
economy to intermingle, pitch partnerships and fawn over the ones with the
money. I have always thought of these events as places to preen and to be
seen, where the result is rarely anything productive. As a matter of
principle, I've avoided all of them, inspite of the invites, and not gone
to any of the events held in Kuala Lumpur.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The CIA (news - web sites) cannot predict
computer attacks on U.S. systems before they happen, as the agency is
expected to do with political and military events, a top CIA official told
Congress on Thursday.
Despite a major increase in intelligence efforts dedicated to computer
security, attackers still develop new tools and techniques faster than the
CIA can keep up, Lawrence K. Gershwin said.
A few weeks ago, I discussed the dangers of having open ports on a computer. This week I'd like to call your attention to a report that provides an insider's view of what happens when teenage hackers use hundreds of open-port PCs like yours and mine to shut down Web sites in what is commonly known as a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS).
A security firm headed by a former KGB agent has come under fire for claims its forthcoming products provide the ultimate solution to computer security problems.
If you read Danish this article is posting the production
roadmaps for both Intel and AMD. Though ComputerDK
doesn't discolose it's source of information, they do seem to be
on track. We can expect Intel to hit the 2ghz mark by Q1 2002,
and AMD only to reach 1.6ghz around the same time. Although
AMD may be lagging behind, their clock speeds run slightly
faster then Intel's.