[NetBehaviour] Happy 15th Birthday, World Wide Web; Is Apple Becoming Less Secure? (fwd)

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Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 12:02:08 -0400 (EDT)
From: NWC Online Newsletter <NetworkComputing at update.networkcomputing.com>
To: sondheim at panix.com
Subject: Happy 15th Birthday, World Wide Web; Is Apple Becoming Less Secure?

Network Computing Online Newsletter
Wednesday September 20, 2006

Gather round and raise your voices: Happy 15th birthday to the World
Wide Web. Yep--15 years!

In late summer 1991, an information technology consultant named Tim
Berners-Lee posted an unassuming message to the alt.hypertext newsgroup,
making public a project he had been working on for the European
Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). He began, "The WorldWideWeb
(WWW) project aims to allow links to be made to any information
anywhere."

And from that the Web was born.

To mark the occasion--now 15 years later--check out our wide-ranging
package exploring the history and impact of the Web, including our
exhaustive history of its past, present and future.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EmCW0FH

Also, don't miss our look back--and a sneak peak ahead--at the browser
wars.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EmCX0FI

Not to mention a look at what's next, namely the emergence and promise
of "Web 2.0."
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EmCY0FJ

Also, don't miss our investigation into Apple's (diminishing) security
story. Apple-lovers love to bash Windows for its security concerns. But
with the latest large sets of security patches and an alleged wireless
driver vulnerability, Mac OS X no longer seems invincible.

Our expert delves into the real threats in the Apple world and outlines
simple steps you can take to protect yourself.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EmCZ0FK

--Rich Karpinski, NetworkComputing.com Online Editor, rkarpinski at cmp.com

PLUS:

Check out the latest issue of Network Computing online. We are going
through a stretch of weekly issues (as opposed to our usual every other
week schedule), so be sure to keep up. Live right now is our September
21 issue, including an analysis of the unified communications market, a
comparative review of DNS/DHCP appliances and a TechTracker
investigation of the new 802.11n standard.
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Also, take part in our annual reader survey, with a focus on letting
you--the reader--vent about what you don't like about your jobs and the
industry. Let us hear what you have to say.
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Here's what's cooking on NWC Online this week:

1) New Online!
    - 15 Years of the World Wide Web
    - Has Apple Lost Its Security Shine?
    - Microsoft Windows Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh
2) The Daily Blog
    - On the Road to 4G
3) YackITyYack
     - Call for Entries: Top 11 Celebrity-Related Computer Attacks
4) In The News
    - New Trick: Managing Windows Servers Remotely With PDAs
    - Microsoft Warns August Patch Corrupts Data
    - Mobile VoIP Poised to Surpass Fixed Net Telephony
    - IE at Risk to New Unpatched Bug
5) Download Mania
     - FTP Master 2.4
     - Handy Folders 3.0.1.788
6) Eye on Security
     - Alertcon: Microsoft
     - Security Threat Watch: Election Hacking
7) Coming Events
     - Webcast: State of Power and Network Continuity for the Data Center
8) Calling All Readers
     - TechSearch--One Site Fits All
     - TechCareers

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1) New Online!

- 15 Years of the World Wide Web
By George Jones, Mike Elgan and Valerie Potter
In August, the World Wide Web celebrated its 15-year anniversary. Where
did it come from, and how did we get to where we are today? We bring you
an opinionated history of the WWW.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EmCW0FH

- Has Apple Lost Its Security Shine?
By John C. Welch
With the latest large sets of security patches and an alleged wireless
driver vulnerability, Mac OS X no longer seems invincible. Our expert
delves into the real threats in the Apple world and outlines simple
steps you can take to protect yourself.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EmCZ0FK

- Microsoft Windows Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh
By Barbara Krasnoff
B2TR adds a few features, tweaks a few others and reminds us that there
are changes coming in Microsoft's popular Office suite.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EmSx0F5

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2) The Daily Blog

- On the Road to 4G
By Sean Ginevan
In announcing that it had decided to deploy a WiMax network using its
2.5 GHz spectrum, Sprint proclaimed that its decision marked the
company's commitment to building a 4G wireless broadband network.
Several commentators, including Network Computing's own Peter Rysavy,
were quick to point out that WiMax did not mark the development of a 4G
network if only because there was no 4G standards effort at the time.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EmB80Fj

Read more entries from The Daily Blog.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EOdL0F8

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3) YackITyYack

- Call for Entries: Top 11 Celebrity-Related Computer Attacks
Forget boring old phishing, nothing has more drawing power than
celebrities.  So this week we're challenging you to come up with some
imaginary, but inventive celebrity-based computer attacks. The funniest
will be posted online in the Last Mile. Here are a few suggestions to
get you started:
* Cruising: This DoS forces your computer to jump up and down on the
nearest couch, laughing maniacally.
* Trumped: You receive a fake message from your boss telling you 'Your
Fired' unless you give him all your bank info.
* Hiltoned: Pop-up threatens to play tracks from new Paris Hilton album
unless you crank call Nicole Richie.
* The Brangelina: Your computer gets stolen by two impossibly
good-looking thieves.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EEVH0Ff

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4) In The News

- New Trick: Managing Windows Servers Remotely With PDAs
The Avocent software runs on a BlackBerry or any Windows Mobile 5-based
device. Two packages provide different levels of administration features
and functions.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EmSy0F6

- Microsoft Warns August Patch Corrupts Data
Microsoft has created a hotfix that patches a bug in one of the dozen
August security updates that could corrupt users' data.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EmSz0F7

- Mobile VoIP Poised to Surpass Fixed Net Telephony
Cellular VoIP services will generate more revenue in the U.S. than fixed
VoIP by 2012, recording more than $18 billion versus about $12 billion
for fixed VoIP, according to a report released by Analysys.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EmS10Ft

- IE at Risk to New Unpatched Bug
Look out: Exploit code for an unpatched vulnerability in Internet
Explorer is circulating, and thus far there's no patch for it.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EmS20Fu

You can find links to these and other breaking news stories organized by
technology via our handy NetNews Service.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EOdN0FB

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5) Download Mania: Select Files From IT Pro Downloads

- FTP Master 2.4
FTP Master is a utility for transferring files between your computer and
a remote File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server anywhere on the Internet.
Whether you're making public a Web page, downloading the latest digital
images, music or software, or transferring large files between your home
and office, FTP Master will do the task quickly and easily, even if
you're a beginner.

Size: 2,087k
Platform: Windows
Licensing: Freeware
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EluV0F4

- Handy Folders 3.0.1.788
When it comes to quickly moving to a location on your PC, Handy Folders
is an experienced assistant you can rely on. This utility provides quick
and direct access to whatever you wish, including folders, files, disks
on your PC or LAN, and a predefined folder located anywhere, including
FTP or Web sites. Its sleek user interface and simple design make
working with Handy Folders as easy as ABC.

Size: 2,343k
Platform: Windows
Licensing: Shareware
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EluW0F5

Note: By using IT Pro Downloads, you agree to these terms of use.
http://www.itprodownloads.com/terms.jhtml

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6) Eye on Security

- Alertcon: Microsoft:
ISS' X-Force Research & Development team has published a Protection
Advisory entitled "Microsoft Internet Explorer Vector Markup Language
Alert." Our analysts have discovered an exploit in the wild that targets
a zero-day remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Internet
Explorer.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EEVM0Fk

- Security Threat Watch: Election Hacking
With election time right around the corner, two students and a professor
at Princeton University did an analysis of the Diebold AccuVote-TS
electronic voting machine. This analysis covered the hardware and
software security of the AccuVote-TS and discovered that many serious
attacks can be leveraged on the more than 33,000 of these voting
machines in use today. Attacks vary from stealing votes and modifying
all records, logs and counters to changing the outcome of an election.
The analysis included working demonstrations of these attacks.

More about this study as well as the full research paper can be found
at: http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EmS30Fv

For more security alerts and information, sign up for our free Security
Threat Watch newsletter.
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7) Coming Events

- Webcast: State of Power and Network Continuity for the Data Center
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 || 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. PT
In this revealing Network Computing Vendor Perspectives TechWebCast,
power quality and reliability experts from Eaton Corp. will talk about
how businesses should go about making sure they have ample power
protection in place to support continuity.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0Eksb0FE

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8) Calling All Readers

-  TechSearch--One Site Fits All
Now you have everything you need to stay on top of the tech industry in
one easily navigated, info-packed site. TechSearch brings you hot
technology news, editorials and tech blogs--plus an unrivaled search
engine! Visit the site for news, blogs and unparalleled technology
search results from over 60 CMP sites. Try a TechSearch now!
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0EPci0Fc

- TechCareers
Looking for a new position? Are you unhappy with your current job? Do
you want to know how to move into a new tech specialty or which
certification is paying the most? Send your career questions to CMP
Media's new career site, TechCareers, and get an answer from our
experts.
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Focus on... e-Commerce Solutions
Want to learn more about e-Commerce Solutions?
Check out these sponsored links from Internap.
Performance enhancing technology for gaming:
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0Ei3l0FI
Build player loyalty bordering on fanaticism:
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mzUw0GPwtO0G6u0Ei3l0FI
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