Saturday, August 20, 2005


Diversification Helped Spammer Make Money (AP)
AP - Christopher Smith's neighbors didn't know exactly what he did for a living. But they knew well that he liked to collect expensive cars and set off fireworks at all hours.

Microsoft Working to Fix Browser Flaw (AP)

"JAP - Microsoft Corp. was working Friday to come up with a fix for a flaw in its Internet Explorer browser that could let hackers gain remote access to computer systems through malicious Web sites.




Security Firm: Oracle Opatch Leaves Firms Uncovered (Ziff Davis)
Ziff Davis - A security company reports that users may find that their Oracle database servers are not as well protected and compliant with regulations as they believe.

Google Techs, Entrepreneurs Match Wits (AP)

"ADVANCEAP - Free-flowing beer, live music, karaoke and arcade games kept the party raging at the Googleplex the other night, but the real action was unfolding inside a sterile conference room at Google Inc.'s headquarters.




Apple Extends iMac Warranty To Handle Video, Power Problems (TechWeb)
TechWeb - Apple Computer is extending the warranty of its first-run iMac G5 desktop computers for a full year because of ongoing power and video problems.

EMC Acquires NAS Virtualization Specialist Rainfinity (TechWeb)
TechWeb - EMC has acquired Rainfinity, whose technology delivers read/write access to Windows, Linux and Unix-based files.

Reports: Nokia Nixes Exclusive Deal For Apple (TechWeb)
TechWeb - The cell phone firm indicates it will not forge exclusive arrangements with any online music store including Apple.

File-Sharing Continues at Colleges (AP)
AP - As a college freshman, Will Mount feasted on the free but mostly illegal music available through online file-sharing software such as Kazaa. Now a senior, Mount has seen his free music fix become legal, thanks to an initiative by American University in Washington, D.C., to dissuade students from using its computer network to illegally swap music online.