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Comment: Re:Upside: Incentive for botnet cleanout. (Score 4, Funny) 421

by BalorTFL (#25622053) Attached to: AT&T Begins a Trial To Cap, Meter Internet Usage

Which brings up other issues:

- Will AT&T bill for incoming packets? Even those not solicited?
- If you're charged for all incoming packets how do you STOP somebody's botnet from sending you packets? DDoS attacks could become Distributed Denial of Funds...
- Will they charge for ICMP packets?
- How about the packets they use to communicate with and control their modem (which don't even get to the customer's interface)?

From extensive research on the behavior of modern ISP's, I can answer all of your questions with 100% certainty, including the one you didn't type out:

- Yes, Hell yes.
- You can't.
- They will.
- Of course.
- Lube will cost extra.

Education

+ - MIT Dean of Admissions Resigns Over Faked Resume

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theodp writes "Marilee Jones, who crusaded against the pressure on students to build resumes for elite colleges, resigned as dean of admissions at MIT after acknowledging she had faked her own academic credentials. Despite Jones' claims of having degrees from Union College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Albany Medical College, an MIT inquiry did not find that Jones had any undergraduate or graduate degree."
Windows

+ - VBootkit authors stole their code?

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The authors of the Vista "boot-time rootkit" VBootkit had been interviewed by SecurityFocus and presented their tool as a brand-new research, but it seems they've got their inspiration elsewhere and somehow forgot to mention it. Dave Korn does a little research which points to the two-years-old BootRoot project by Derek Soeder and Ryan Permeh of eEye security.

It's transparently obvious that these self-publicising clowns have used IDA to disassemble BootRoot (Guys! Didn't you know it comes with source? How dumb are you?), and have crudely hacked out the very very clever ndis-patching backdoor payload written by Derek and Ryan and replaced it with their own crappy amateurish functionality.
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Media

+ - Penny Arcade Recieves email on homeless man murder

Submitted by Gots_Hussies
Gots_Hussies (864423) writes "Penny Arcade artist Mike "Gabe" Krahulik recently recieved an email from a woman who knew one of three teenagers who beat and murdered a homeless man. The email is a response to Krahuliks attack on the media for believing the teenagers story that 'violent videogames were the reason we did it'. Excerpt from article "Your news post about the kids and the homeless man yesterday made me sick to my stomach, before I even read the CNN article. I knew what it was going to be about before even reading the article. It was not the article itself, or even your post that made me sick, it was the fact that I know this boy. Or, rather that I could be considered one of the "parents" of this boy.""

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