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Get a Mac!

On September 24, 2003, in Security, by Administrator
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Computer security experts issued a joint report on Wednesday saying that the ubiquitous reach of Microsoft Corp.’s software on desktops worldwide has made computer networks a national security risk susceptible to “massive, cascading failures.” Full Story

Looking a little too far…

On September 20, 2003, in Obscurity, by Administrator
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We survived Isabel. I think I have systems up and running to pre-storm levels, so let me know if you get a bounced email or if one of the websites is down.

Look into the light…

On September 20, 2003, in Obscurity, by Administrator
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Interesting effect captured with one of the Windows webcams.

Bracing for Bella!

On September 17, 2003, in Obscurity, by Administrator
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Here in Northern Virginia we are getting ready for heavy winds and rain tomorrow afternoon and evening. Most offices and schools are shut down, and I sure the video stores are running low on movies. In the event of a power outage, the typepad blog will be fine, but all my other domains and email […]

Stealth Disco

On September 16, 2003, in Technology, by Administrator
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And now for something completely different Stealth Disco

Terror Experts Warn of New Attacks

On September 13, 2003, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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US terrorism experts are warning that more work needs to be done to avoid further attacks by extremists. The warning comes as the second anniversary of September 11 draws near. The US Department of Homeland Security said it was confident the country was now protected like never before. But Matthew Devost, the head of the […]

Blackout, Viruses Concern Congress

On September 13, 2003, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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When modern life halted for millions in the Northeast last month, people throughout the country asked if a blackout could strike them. Members of Congress have a more frightening question: Could someone cause such havoc on purpose?

How pathetic…

On September 6, 2003, in Security, by Administrator
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Bruce Schneier stoops to a new low in Cryptogram: “And finally, I have a favor to ask. I’d like to see if I can subvert the Amazon bestseller system and get to #1. My previous big book, “Secrets and Lies,” made it to #4. (Harry Potter was #1, #2, #3, and #5.) If everyone who […]

Potential New Attacks

On September 4, 2003, in Security, by Administrator
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A Department of Homeland Security advisory issued Thursday warns that al Qaeda is working on plans to hijack airliners flying between international points that pass near or over the continental United States. A Department of Homeland Security official said most of the flights fitting this description originate in Canada, and that U.S. officials have been […]

Blaster Worm Linked to Severity of Blackout

On September 3, 2003, in Security, by Administrator
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The W32.Blaster worm may have contributed to the cascading effect of the Aug. 14 blackout, government and industry experts revealed last week. On the day of the blackout, Blaster degraded the performance of several communications lines linking key data centers used by utility companies to manage the power grid, the sources confirmed. “It didn’t affect […]

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