Pittsburgh Picks Big Ben
Clusters may be cost effective and flexible, but Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is staying true to its name
Google Talk -- Just Say No
Google has officially announced that it's in the IM business. Hooray? Some months ago the company put out its e-mail effort, GMail. Hooray, I suppose. It's popular among a few GoogleManiacs, but it's really crappy as e-mail systems go. Hell, you can't even delete a message, a feature about as smart as the original Pascal programming language that couldn't display results or take input. If Google Talk is as good as GMail everyone -- especially AOL, MSN, and Yahoo!-- should just ignore it.
Report: Vonage Planning IPO
Voice over IP leader Vonage Holdings is readying paperwork to file for an initial public offering, according to a report Thursday in the Wall Street Journal.
Stopping The Scourge Requires Internet Citizenship
In her column, MailFrontier CEO Anne Bonaparte calls on Internet messaging industry leaders to drop their ego-centric agendas and cooperate in the war against spam, viruses and phishing, by implementing both Sender ID and DKIM authentication systems, as well as some sort of sender accreditation system on a cooperative basis. I'd take it a step further and call on everyone to also work with the ISPs to help them throttle the attacks s
Vonage Claims Price `Blocking? Of VoIP
Vonage Holdings, the poster child in the debate about how open Internet services need to be, claimed that an unnamed service provider was forcing its broadband customers to pay a
Bot Battle Brewing
Think the Zotob bot worm sparked a mess? Just wait. Several security firms are warning computer users that a Bagle vs. Netsky-style battle between bots is under way.
Jason Smathers: Internet Criminal
Let's think about this a second. Our good friend Jason Smathers sold 92 million America Online e-mail addresses to a spammer for $28,000. Those names generated an estimated 7 billion spam e-mail messages so far, and caused at least $400,000 in damages to AOL. And for that, the judge sentenced him to one year and three months in jail, and a payment of $82,000 in restitution to AOL (see AOL Worker Who Stole E-Mail List Sentenced)
We've closed out Network Computing's annual reader survey for 2005, and we're poring over your responses in preparation for our annual survey cover story, which will appear in the Sept. 22 issue. If you want to see what our reader...
VoIP On The Cheap
It doesn't have to be an expensive proposition to deploy a VoIP pilot project on your network. Here's advice on how to do a quick-and-dirty pilot VoIP deployment.
This edition looks at Fidelis Security Systems' DataSafe 3.7, Pro Softnet Corp.'s ILite, Microsoft's Office Visio 2003 Resource Kit and Red Gate Software's SQL Log Rescue.
There are no easy solutions for effective VoIP security, but there are ways to minimize risk and enhance your overall strategy. We'll show you how.
Polycom's VSX 5000
This videoconferencing system delivers quality pictures, but setup can be frustrating.
You might think that Individualized Lifecycle Marketing, phishing and other fraud schemes, and a court case that allowed the University of Texas to block unsolicited marketing messages from entering the campus e-mail system, make for strange bedfellows, but you shouldn't. They're connected by a broad, sticky cord of despicable human beings ranging in class from pranksters all the way down to gangsters. Whatever they are, they're slime and nothing more -- all of them!
And So -- What's Up With The Focus On Fraud?
We've long been covering plain old phishing attacks, you know those e-mail messages you and your users get that tell you to update your financial information, or check your balances, or give you some other mealy-mouthed excuse to hand off your financial log-in information. On the surface, they look like specialized spam, but those "phishermen's special" e-mail messages are the tip of a very insidious iceberg that includes criminal theft of identity and money from innocent people and from the fin
TI To Integrate VoIP Technology Into TCL Phones
TCL Communications Equipment (Huizhou) Co. Ltd. and Texas Instruments have announced that both companies will work jointly to integrate TI's Voice-over-IP and broadband technology into TCL's IP phone solutions.
Demystifying The CMDB
The CMDB promises to make IT more responsive to business needs. But complexities mean interoperable, enterprise-wide CMDBs are a long way off. (Originally published in IT Architect)