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Content posted in November 2003
Spam spam spam spam...
Commentary  |  11/26/2003  | 
We all hate spam, but have you ever stopped to consider just how little we know about it? We focus so much on the hows and whys of bayesian filters and spamtraps that we sometimes fail to ask the really...
Happy Thanksgiving
Commentary  |  11/25/2003  | 
Thanksgiving is almost here -- which means bloated bellies, screaming football fans, mass family gatherings, and midnight turkey sandwiches. Of course, it's also that time of the year where we try to take a moment to think about what we...
New Issue Online
Commentary  |  11/25/2003  | 
Howdy Folks, Since it's a short week for some of us (with the looming Holiday), we'd like to invite you to check out the entire November 25th issue. Some of the articles you'll find include: ?? Our Look at Utility...
Storage Alchemy: Don't Count Tape Out Just Yet
Commentary  |  11/24/2003  | 
Disk sales may take a bite out of the tape market, but tape is still alive and kicking.
Novell's Time has Come
Commentary  |  11/21/2003  | 
Why expect Novell to succeed with Linux? For starters, it's at the cusp of the uptake curve, not a year or three behind it.
Wireless Un-Hype and the Urban Wi-Fi Crash
Commentary  |  11/18/2003  | 
Aberdeen Group's recent report entitled "The Urban Wi-Fi Crash of 2004?" is simplistic and irresponsible.
New Virus/Scam Targets PayPal
Commentary  |  11/18/2003  | 
PayPal users beware! Mimail.I, a new virus making its way through the net, isn't content just to wreak havoc, it's out to get your money. The virus arrives masked as a very serious, almost believable sounding message from PayPal, saying...
New Content Online
Commentary  |  11/18/2003  | 
Morning Folks, The second half of our November 13th issue is online. This week, you'll find: ?? A Review of SSL VPNs. Ditch your IPsec and tunneling VPNs and use SSL to give remote users secure access to Web-enabled and...
nTAG...tools for the socially over-adept
Commentary  |  11/14/2003  | 
Are you tired of repeating yourself at a large dinner table, first to the left side, then to the right? Do you hate having to outline a subtle point while waiting in line at the open bar? Look no further...
Blogs Get SPAMMED
Commentary  |  11/13/2003  | 
"Of course you know, this means war..." ~ Bugs Bunny SPAMMERS have made their work an artform -- getting people to open their mails with subject lines like "Please call me!" or "Regarding last night" or "Hey, it's me." Just...
You say Tomato, I say Tomacco
Commentary  |  11/11/2003  | 
Ever see the "Simpsons" episode from a few years back where Homer breeds a foul-tasting, but highly addictive hybrid of a tomato and tobacco plant -- called the "Tomacco?" Well Rob Baur of Lake Oswego, Oregon wondered if fantasy could...
Noise Pollution with a capital PC
Commentary  |  11/10/2003  | 
Have you noticed that computers seem to be getting alot noiser lately? You're not the only one. As our PCs get more powerful, generating more heat, they're getting louder, thanks to those fans, heat pipes and vents. So the quest...
New Content Online
Commentary  |  11/10/2003  | 
Hi folks. A new week means new content. We've posted the first half of the November 13th issue online. Here's some of the articles you'll find this edition: A feature on Desktop Management by Michael J. DeMaria A Companion Review...
Boom!
Commentary  |  11/7/2003  | 
Is it insane to build a 5.46 million dollar working model of the Internet for no other reason than to blow it up? Those of us who built toy models and then packed them with firecrackers and M80s completely understand....
Security Watch: Can Trust Be Put Into Computing?
Commentary  |  11/7/2003  | 
Too many new hardware and software requirements mean it is unrealistic to expect the deployment of a totally Trusted Computing environment.
Data Overload: Keep It Simple
Commentary  |  11/7/2003  | 
XML allows many programs to speak one language. But we pay for this flexibility in complexity and verbosity.
'The Defining-Moment Issue'
Commentary  |  11/7/2003  | 
Strategic vendors must show customers they're building security into the core of their products.
Slow news day?
Commentary  |  11/7/2003  | 
Even on the slowest news day I can't imagine pitching a story outlining a time line for the Matrix trilogy. Obviously it was a REAL slow day at the Associated Press. To be fair, the author is an "Entertainment" writer,...
WiFi flaw of the most human kind
Commentary  |  11/7/2003  | 
Our close associate Robert Moskowitz has just released a paper describing a substantial weakness in the new WiFi Protected Access (WPA) interface. As it turns out WPA can fall prey to prying eyes as easily as the now greatly dismissed...
Storage Pipeline: From the Editors
Commentary  |  11/5/2003  | 
Our new supplement, Storage Pipeline, will help you create a more efficient, manageable storage environment.
Storage Pipeline: First Person: Whose Storage Is It, Anyway?
Commentary  |  11/5/2003  | 
Storage consumers must join forces to determine what we need and voice those needs.
New content up for grabs
Commentary  |  11/4/2003  | 
Hi folks. In spite of a serious sugar hangover from Halloween, we managed to cobble together some new content for your viewing pleasure. Here are the highlights: Feature: VoWLANs by Dave Molta with Frank Bulk and Sean Ginevan Career Coach:...


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