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Posted on 2009-07-09
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Posted on 2009-07-07
Rackspace customers have become frantic about the lack of so called "Fanatical Support" as they have suffered for over a week with power and network outages
Posted on 2009-07-06Attackers over the weekend found a remote hole for taking over websites. the exploit was a Zero-day exploit which means it was released and used on the same day.
The information that is flowing through the web, says it was first reported on a danish website then released from there (milw0rm anyone?) anyway read on to see what this vulnerability is about.
Posted on 2009-06-28The US-CERT (read United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) has released an update on the 26th about new phishing scams on the internet.
The marked increase in Spam, Phishing, and Malicious Code attacks related to recent celebrity deaths has sparked growing concerns that many users are still overly susceptible to social engineering and other human attack vectors.
Posted on 2009-06-26
Identi.ca the premier instance of the Laconi.ca OpenMicroBlogging platform, attempted to perform an upgrade to 0.8.0 as a final test before releasing the new version, and the site has been pretty much entirely down ever since. The developer's blog blames the problem on their new cloud hosting provider, who seems to have promised more than they can deliver.
Cuiusvis hominis est errare; nullius nisi insipientis in errore perseverare - Any man can make a mistake; only a fool keeps making the same one.
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