Friday, September 01, 2006

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Poland... We shall adhere to it unconditionally... we
recognize Poland as the home of a great and nationally
conscious people."
Adolf Hitler - 21st May 1935

AT&T gets into the municipal Wi-Fi game, Network
World, 9/1/2006
AT&T this week won its first municipal Wi-Fi deal. The
service provider has changed its stance and is now all
for becoming a supplier of free, ad-sponsored fixed
wireless service on municipal networks.
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Net Neutrality Wins More Senators, Web Pro News,
The Net Neutrality movement is gaining support among
U.S. senators. At the close of the August recess, the coalition added four previously
uncommitted legislators to the cause.
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Tiering, It's Not Just For Telcos Anymore, Tales from
the Sausage Factory, 9/1/2006
Years ago, I used to spend a lot of time in
ICANN-land. Happily, my contacts these days are pretty
much limited to the occassional post-cards from
friends. But a recent contretemps caught my eye.
Apparently new registry contracts will now all...
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Hackers break into AT&T online store, America's
Network, 9/1/2006
AT&T reported that hackers broke into its computer
system and stole the personal data of thousands of
people who had shopped at its online store, an AFP
report said.
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Bugging internet ‘will sink us’, Business Day,
Internet service providers in Zimbabwe have warned
they will be driven out of business if the government
goes ahead with proposed bugging laws that will
necessitate the purchase of expensive surveillance
equipment, reports said yesterday.
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CBS unit launches Web sports channels, Internet News,
Football and other sporting events from dozens of
colleges and universities will be available live over
the Internet through a service launching Friday.
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Internet2 to support the DoE’s next research net,
Network World, 9/1/2006
Internet2 and the Department of Energy’s Energy
Sciences Network announced they are partnering to
build a next generation network to support the
Department of Energy’s scientific research efforts.
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Draft Special Publication 800-45A, Guidelines on
Electronic Mail Security, NIST, 9/1/2006
A new version of NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-45,
Guidelines on Electronic Mail Security, is now
available for public comment. The draft document, SP
800-45A, is a revision of the 2002 guideline and
structured similarly, although a good deal of the
material has been rewritten and augmented with new
information. The guide is intended to aid
organizations in the installation, configuration, and
maintenance of secure mail servers and mail clients.
Administrators of electronic mail and other
infrastructure services are encouraged to provide
feedback on all or part of the document. NIST requests
submission of public comments on the draft on or
before October 6, 2006. Comments may be sent to
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Draft Special Publication 800-95, Guide to Secure Web
Services, NIST, 9/1/2006
NIST is pleased to announce the public comment release
of draft Special Publication (SP) 800-95, Guide to
Secure Web Services. SP 800-95 provides detailed
information on standards for Web services security.
This document explains the security features of
Extensible Markup Language (XML), Simple Object Access
Protocol (SOAP), the Universal Description, Discovery
and Integration (UDDI) protocol, and related open
standards in the area of Web services. It also
provides specific recommendations to ensure the
security of Web services-based applications.

NIST requests comments on SP 800-95 by October 30,
2006. Please submit comments to with "Comments SP800-95" in
the subject line.
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AT&T Hack Part of Larger ID Theft Scam - 19,000
accounts 'immediately' used in phishing attempt,
Broadband Reports, 9/1/2006
The San Francisco Chronicle's David Lazarus has more
on the AT&T hacking incident reported earlier this
week. AT&T's press release on the issue didn't tell
the whole story, he says, noting that internal
documents obtained by the Chronicle "show that the
security breach was only the first step in a more
elaborate scam that involved bogus e-mail being sent
to AT&T customers that attempted to trick them into
revealing additional info that could be used for
widespread fraud or identity theft."
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