Last week, the Internet crime division of the FBI put out a warning regarding a new hacking tool that is going to be made available. The tool's author already promised not to released the tool for a few months, and is reported to be working with various security companies to protect their systems against it.
NEW YORK — The Secret Service has broken up one of the biggest U.S. manufacturing operations of bootleg CDs ever uncovered.
The Treasury Department agency, best known for nabbing counterfeiters and protecting the president, shut down a factory here that had the capacity to produce 3 million high-quality pirate CDs a year, complete with counterfeit labels and shrink-wrapped CD "jewel box" cases.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) estimates that the bootleg CDs would have cost record labels $47 million in annual sales.
Our resident futurist, Zero-G has just posted his newest look into the future. This time he takes a crack at the future of the Internet. Here's a clip:
Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Sony are just a few of the notebook manufacturers who will be using the new 1Ghz mobile Pentium III in their notebooks. In addition to the 1Ghz mobile Pentium III, Intel is also rolling out a 900Mhz version and a Celeron mobile chip running at 750Mhz, for cheaper machines. AMD is expected to offer their 1Ghz Palomino chip later this month. Full story.
According to this Reuter's article, Asian businesses are not taking Internet security seriously enough even as hacking into computer networks becomes easier. I didn't know it would take an "expert" to tell us that! Just take a look around at the way most companies perceive that having a firewall in place means the're "unhackable".