Tuesday, September 19, 2006

9.18.6 :: HACK The Vote! :: P2P Crackdown :: DHS Cybercrime Chief Named ::

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“We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the
cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause
of war. There is no task that is more important or
closer to my heart.”
---Albert Einstein

Group says worldwide DSL use jumps, AP, 9/18/2006
Worldwide use of DSL technology for broadband access
rose 38 percent to around 164 million users in the
year to June 30, 2006 boosted by strong growth in the
European Union, industry trade group said Tuesday.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060919/ap_on_hi_te/dsl
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/dsl.htm

FCC wireless auction yields $14b in pledges, America's
Network, 9/18/2006
The FCC has declared the latest and most lucrative
auction of the public airwaves closed, with bids
totaling nearly $13.9 billion, according to an
Associated Press report.
http://www.americasnetwork.com/americasnetwork/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=372812&ref=25
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/wireless.htm

Deleting Commercial Child Pornography Sites From the
Internet: The U.S. Financial Industry’s Efforts to
Combat This Problem, House Commerce, 9/18/2006
Hearing by the Subcommittee on Oversight and
Investigations
Thursday, September 21, 2006
10:00 AM
2123 Rayburn House Office Building
http://energycommerce.house.gov/108/Hearings/09212006hearing2032/hearing.htm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/cppa.htm

Justice Dept. defends mandatory Web-labeling bill,
CNET, 9/18/2006
Bush administration dismisses free-speech impact of
prison time for not labeling "sexually explicit" Web
pages.
http://news.com.com/2100-1028_3-6116997.html?part=rss&tag=6116997&subj=news
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/firsta.htm

Time Warner agrees to sell AOL Germany for $856m,
America's Network, 9/18/2006
Time Warner has agreed to sell AOL Germany's Internet
access business to Telecom Italia for 675 million
euros ($856 million), giving the Milan company a firm
foothold in the German market, an Associated Press
report said.
http://www.americasnetwork.com/americasnetwork/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=372813&ref=25
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/aol.htm

Google forms political action committee, CNET,
9/18/2006
Company says it wants to strengthen political
influence on decisions Washington makes regarding the
Internet.
http://news.com.com/2100-1028_3-6116980.html?part=rss&tag=6116980&subj=news
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/google.htm

Justice Department Announces Guilty Plea in
Peer-to-Peer Piracy Crackdown, DOJ, 9/18/2006
An Erie, Pa. man pleaded guilty to copyright
infringement in U.S. District Court in Erie, Assistant
Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal
Division and U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan of the
Western District of Pennsylvania announced today.
http://www.cybercrime.gov/mccauslandPlea.htm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/p2p.htm

U.S. uploads anti-drug videos to YouTube, AP,
9/18/2006
The Bush administration is taking its fight against
illegal drugs to YouTube, the trendy Internet video
service that already features clips of wacky,
drug-induced behavior and step-by-step instructions
for growing marijuana plants.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060919/ap_on_go_ot/youtube_drug_policy
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/ipv.htm

Cyber crimes becoming more organized ? official,
America's Network, 9/18/2006
Online scams are increasingly being committed by
organized crime syndicates out to profit from
sophisticated ruses rather than hackers keen to make
an online name for themselves, a top official, quoted
by a Reuters report, said.
http://www.americasnetwork.com/americasnetwork/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=372816&ref=25
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/crime.htm

DHS Names Cyber-Security Chief, eweek, 9/18/2006
Gregory Garcia, former vice president of the
Information Technology Association of America, is the
federal government's new overseer for cyber-security
in the United States.
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2017406,00.asp?kc=EWRSS03119TX1K0000594
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/dhs.htm

Top Cyber-Security Post Is Filled, Wash Post,
9/18/2006
The Department of Homeland Security yesterday named a
technology lobbyist as the nation's top cyber-security
official, a key post that has been vacant since
Congress created the position more than 14 months ago.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/18/AR2006091800928.html?nav=rss_technology
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/dhs.htm

New AIM worm may prove difficult to fight, CW,
9/18/2006
The sophisticated worm, known as W32.pipeline, is
setting up a botnet and propagates when an AIM user
clicks on a Web link apparently sent from someone in
their buddy list.
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9003428&source=rss_news10
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/worms.htm

Zero-Day IE Attacks Spotted in Wild, eweek, 9/18/2006
Security researchers at Sunbelt Software have
discovered an active malware attack against fully
patched versions of Microsoft's dominant Web browser.
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2017407,00.asp?kc=EWRSS03119TX1K0000594
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/worms.htm

Rising Stakes in the Spam Wars, BWO, 9/18/2006
Anti-spammers are losing the battle against
unsolicited and often harmful e-mail. Is consumer
apathy partly to blame?
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/sep2006/tc20060919_412904.htm?campaign_id=rss_tech
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/spam/

“Hotel Minibar” Keys Open Diebold Voting Machines,
Freedom to Tinker, 9/18/2006
Like other computer scientists who have studied
Diebold voting machines, we were surprised at the
apparent carelessness of Diebold’s security design. It
can be hard to convey this to nonexperts, because the
examples are technical. To security practitioners, the
use of a fixed, unchangeable encryption key and the
blind acceptance of every software update offered on
removable storage are rookie mistakes; but nonexperts
have trouble appreciating this. Here is an example
that anybody, expert or not, can appreciate:
http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/?p=1064
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/vote/

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