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daily link  Wednesday, August 25, 2004


EFF: Best Practices for Online Service Providers: "In this paper, EFF offers some suggestions, both legal and technical, for best practices that balance the needs of OSPs and their users' privacy and civil liberties. "  4:52:21 PM  permalink  

GooFresh: Nifty little form for searching recent contents in Goggle.  Shows how use call from your own site's form.  I wish someone had javascript code so a browser could do the julian time conversion rather than relying on the script on ResearchBuzz's site.  4:35:03 PM  permalink  

Josh Marshall writes on Bush and moral cowardice:  It was "moral cowardice that led him to support the Vietnam war but decide it wasn't for him, run companies into the ground and let others pay the bill, play gutter politics but run for the hills when someone asks him to say it to their face, those are the same qualities that led the president to lie the country into war, fail to prepare for the aftermath and then refuse to take responsibility for any of it when the bill started to come due. That's the argument John Kerry needs to be making"  1:04:11 PM  permalink  

Do You Hear What I Hear?: Nice summary of the Bush campaign distortions of Kerry's statements.   Josh Marshall shows how this runs in the family, in the Bush 41 campaigns, where George Will wrote: "Soon Bill Clinton will have to say to Bush what Dole publicly said to Bush in 1988: "Stop lying about my record.""  1:02:18 PM  permalink  

70% of virus activity due to one hacker: "A report published by Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has revealed that 70% of virus activity in the first half of 2004 can be linked to a German teenager.

Sven Jaschan, 18, is the self-confessed author of the Netsky and Sasser worms which hit internet users hard in the first six months of the year.  Just two of Jaschan's viruses, the infamous Sasser worm and Netsky-P, account for almost 50% of all virus activity seen by Sophos up until the end of June. Counting Jaschan's other released variants of the Netsky worm, the total figure accounts for over 70%.

"For a single German teenager to have such an impact on computer security is simply staggering," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos. "If one of Jaschan's friends had not informed Microsoft about his identity then the situation may have been even worse."  .. his viruses continue to infect computer users and have an impact. .. "However, because Jaschan was under 18 at the time he released the viruses it's possible he will escape a stiff sentence if found guilty."

The Sasser worm hit home computer users and companies worldwide, including the South African government, Taiwan's national post office, and the UK's coastguard service. "

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