It seems that all domains aren’t created equal. According to a new study by McAfee, sites with names ending by “.hk,” “.cn,” and “.info” are among the most dangerous ones an Internet user can visit. The second annual McAfee “Mapping the Mal Web” report into the riskiest and safest places on the Web reveals that […]
By Mark O’Neill
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is hoping that the Wikipedia magic will rub off on his latest project – to build a user community “wiki” search engine – unimaginatively called “Wikia Search“.
The search engine has been in existence for quite a while. I have had an beta invite to look at it and poke around at it with others but yesterday marked the first time that anyone could participate without an invite. In fact, before today, I hadn’t taken a look at the search engine in quite a while and I was really pleasantly surprised at how far the project had come. But after putting in a few search terms, it’s clear the search engine still needs a lot of work done to it.
By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] A couple of Polish scientists have come up with a way to encode secret messages within the data of internet-based VoIP calls. The men, from the Institute of Telecommunications in Warsaw, designed a steganographic system — a special kind of code that allows content to be encrypted inside of […]
By Mark O’Neill While Senator Barack Obama FINALLY moves towards to the Democratic presidential nomination and the TV talking heads speculate endlessly about his Vice-Presidential running mate, one domain name reseller has already decided who it will be – and he’s got the domain up for sale on eBay for a bargain basement $5000. Don […]
By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] The human need to compete has never been more evident than in the new web sensation called iBeatYou. The site definitely wins when it comes to number of ways to waste time online. You can find a competition for practically any “skill,” so to speak. Think you’re a staring […]
By Mark O’Neill A remarkable legal battle is brewing over whether someone is entitled or not to resell used software. The case could bring about a whole new interpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. This case involves an eBay seller called Timothy Vernor and his repeated run-ins with a company called Autodesk who produces […]
You can only imagine how long this meeting was. After decades of wrangling, the big brains at the Department of Defense finally got around to defining exactly what is meant by the term “cyberspace.” This was distributed in an official memorandum at the Pentagon. All I can say is “It’s about time!” The definition: I […]
By Rob Dunn Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you already are familiar with Spiceworks, then you can skip ahead to “Brief History” – but if not, read on. Network Inventory for the budget-crunched masses If you are a systems administrator or IT manager who maintains a small to medium sized shop, you probably don’t have a […]
By Mark O’Neill There are a lot of crap websites on the net that I wouldn’t miss for an instant if they disappeared. But if Open Culture vanished, I would be really hacked off. This is one website that I monitor constantly for updates because everything they post is interesting. I mean, look at what […]
By Mark O’Neill A dangerous legal precedent could be set if a woman is convicted of harassing a clinically depressed girl on MySpace to later commit suicide. This is because the only crime in which prosecutors could charge the woman with was violating the MySpace Terms Of Service contract (TOS) which you agree to when […]
By Mark O’Neill Now here’s the situation. There’s a domain I’ve had my eye on for the past several years but the current owner has had an “under construction” sign on it for as long as I can remember. About two years back, I started emailing him, asking him if he ever planned to use […]
By Mark O’Neill This article in the New York Times really struck a raw nerve with me because it is a touchy subject in my life at the moment. The article is about spammers who are moving their harassment from emails to the cellphone (or mobile phone if you are in Europe). Never a day […]