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News - May 30, 2004

by Donna Buenaventura / May 30, 2004 4:21 AM PDT

Belkin to Offer Free STOPzilla Subscriptions to Customers

STOPzilla, the leading developer in Adware/Spyware suppression technology, announced Belkin Corp. will include free STOPzilla subscriptions to buyers of select wireless networking products.

Belkin will offer a free, six-month STOPzilla subscription to customers who purchase its new High-Speed Mode (HSM) Wireless G Router, HSM Wireless G Desktop Network Card and HSM Wireless G Notebook Network Card. The HSM Wireless G line will begin shipping on June 30, 2004.


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Hackers racing even faster to beat latest security patches
by Donna Buenaventura / May 30, 2004 2:54 PM PDT
In reply to: News - May 30, 2004

A new patch can act as a trigger for hackers as both sides use more sophisticated techniques

Computer hackers and spammers are making use of new software tools that let them quickly analyze software patches to determine the vulnerability they are designed to fix. With that knowledge in hand, they quickly set about breaking into computer systems before IT staffs have had time to test and install the patches.

"When Microsoft releases a patch, it's like a starting gun going off," says Steven Hofmeyr, chief scientist and founder of Sana Security in San Mateo. "This process used to favor the defender, but now it takes only a few hours for hackers to analyze and strike."

Read more at http://www.bizjournals.com/industries/high_tech/networking/2004/05/31/sanjose_focus2.html

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2 arrested over Yahoo! BB leak
by Donna Buenaventura / May 30, 2004 3:03 PM PDT
In reply to: News - May 30, 2004

Tokyo police arrested two men on Sunday for allegedly obtaining client data from Internet service provider Softbank BB Corp, in a massive leakage of such data that came to light in January, investigative sources said.

The two men - Yutaka Tomiyasu, 24, and Takuya Mori, 35 - were arrested on charges of attempted extortion in connection with the leakage of data on about 4.6 million subscribers to the company's Internet connection service Yahoo! BB.


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(OT) ICANN Releases 3 Whois Reports for Comments (Draft Criteria for .net)
by Donna Buenaventura / May 30, 2004 3:08 PM PDT
In reply to: News - May 30, 2004

ICANN Seeks comments (a formality?) on its Whois Reports.

GNSO Council Whois Task Forces 1, 2 & 3 have issued Preliminary reports and invited public comment on them:

First 20-day Public Comment Period begins on 28 May 2004, ends on 17 June 2004 at 00:00 UTC.


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