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Blackberry

Submission + - Net Neutrality, Common Carrier and Blackberries

An anonymous reader writes: I have noticed that AT&T blocks access to companies web mail exchange interfaces in hopes of them signing up for their premium enterprise service. There used to be a workaround of spoofing what type of browser you were using to circumvent this but this feature was disabled last year. Can I sue AT&T citing that they aren't obliging to their 'common carrier' status as a phone company? Isn't this a direct representation of the tiered internet that we have all feared?
Security

Submission + - RSA Hackers May Have Wanted Server Source Code (threatpost.com)

Trailrunner7 writes: The most important issues the RSA attack brings to the surface concern exactly what the attackers may have been after and what the successful compromise means for the integrity of the tens of millions of SecurID tokens deployed around the world.
As troublesome as these scenarios are for SecurID users, perhaps the more likely target of the attack on RSA is the source code for the software that's used to administer and run the token deployments at customer site.
"There's a lot of code needed for maintaining databases, adding and deleting users, making backups, synchronizing master and secondary copies of databases, and more. An attacker who could penetrate these administrative systems doesn't have to worry about key generation or cryptanalysis; they could simply steal existing keys or insert new ones of their own," Steve Bellovin said.

Open Source

Submission + - Ex-Sun CEO to Ellison: avoid death by open source (theregister.co.uk)

gearystwatcher writes: Former Sun CEO Scott McNealy talks to The Reg on where things went wrong and acquisition by Oracle: "We probably got a little too aggressive near the end and probably open sourced too much and tried too hard to appease the community and tried too hard to share," McNealy said. "You gotta take care of your shareholders or you end up very vulnerable like we got. We were a wonderful acquisition — we got stolen for a song at the bottom of the Dow."

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