Buzz Out Loud 956: Zombie Pirate BotMacs

Macs infected with a new pirate-induced botnet are launching denial-of-service attacks! Do you have your zombie botnet preparedness kit? Also free mobile DTV in DC, an official Windows Mobile 6.5 release date, and Oracle buys Sun.

Macs infected with a new pirate-induced botnet are launching denial-of-service attacks! Do you have your zombie botnet preparedness kit? Also free mobile DTV in DC, an official Windows Mobile 6.5 release date, and Oracle buys Sun.


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Episode 956

Oracle buys Sun
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/21/technology/companies/21sun.html

Obama appoints Aneesh Chopra as CTO
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/04/18/tech-industry-cheers-as-obama-taps-aneesh-chopra-for-cto/
http://www.technology.virginia.gov/OfficeInfo/chopraBio.cfm
http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2009/04/aneesh-chopra-as-chief-technology.html

UN World Library goes public
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/20/AR2009042001324.html?wprss=rss_technology

Free DTV in DC
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/20/AR2009042001302.html?wprss=rss_technology

WinMo coming early
http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/17/windows-mobile-6-5-to-officially-launch-on-may-11/
http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/04/17/win.mobile.65.on.may.11/
http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile/

Gmail Suggests Recipients
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/new-in-labs-suggest-more-recipients.html

Don Henley in YouTube infringement spat
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10222772-93.html

eReader limits some books to US readers
http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/04/20/0126246

YouTube tests channels
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/youtube_testing_secret_new_channels_beta.php

The city where every arrest gets Twittered
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10222755-2.html

Voice mail
Erwin from LA
When is the Palm Pre coming??

E-mail
It was bound to happen:
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=3157

Zombie Macs! Get your shot guns and make your way calmly to the nearest mall and hunker down.

Evan the Friendly Sys Admin in Israel

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Hey Buzz Crew

In episode 955 there was discussion regarding the use of proxy servers in the commision of a crime causing an increase in jail time. This was compared to wearing a disguise during the commision of a “personal” crime. In many places it is illegal to this and you will be charged for doing so. I found numerous examples on the net from Canada, the UK and the US (mostly Delaware???) of people being charged with wearing a disguise while committing a crime.
Although I recognize the US Sentencing Commision is looking at this as an automatic increase to sentence time where as I am speaking only of charges I still think the parrallel is there.
The question is will it be illegal to wear a ski mask while committing cyber crimes???
Love the show
Mike from Toronto

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Hey buzz Crew!
This is Siavash from Iran, in episode 952, when Brian was talking about Mitsubishi , he said there is no top level product in their product line , Hey man! You are in car tech, have you ever heard of a car named Mitsubishi Evo 9 or Evo 10 ? the cars than changed they way all the car makers now make their rally cars, they only cars that could hit Subaru Impreza in the face. They are one of the cars in the world with the highest level on technology. I'm not trying to plug anything, all I say when you talk about Mitsubishi the first thing that comes to your mind a EVO 9 not a flat panel TV.

Love The Sh0w!
Best Regards
Siavash Ghahremany

 

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