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+ - Are code analysis tools always correct? ->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "I work at a company that makes software for call center optimization. Recently my boss arranged for my code to be tested by IBM AppScan tools for cross site scripting vulnerabilities. It found 233 of them, but most of them are false positives. Now my boss won't ship my code and has inserted an extra level of oversite on my outputs. No doubt other developers have experienced what I have, being smarter than IBM isn't hard after all, but I'm not sure how to convince my boss of this. Any tips?"
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Google

+ - Is Chrome the 'secondary' OS of the future?->

Submitted by ruphus13
ruphus13 (890164) writes "The notion of dual OSes is not new. Of late, on netbooks especially, manufacturers are pushing dual Operating Systems, each serving very specific tasks. For example, for 'fast boot', Linux has become the 'OS' of choice, even on Windows netbooks. With several services moving to the cloud, is Chrome going to find its niche as being the 'Cloud OS' for devices? OSes like Jolicloud claim "people should be able to switch operating systems on their netbooks...Like the adoption of Firefox made Web 2.0 possible, enabling users to switch OS will accelerate the growth and benefits of open cloud computing.”. From the post, "Let’s assume that the Chrome OS cloud-only model does alienate users. In that case, could Google reposition Chrome OS as a secondary, instant-on operating system that might ship alongside other operating systems, or simply be downloadable to use that way? Could it be the OS that you hop into for a crash-proof, cloud-based experience, just as many people hop in and out of the Chrome browser for its stability and other reasons? As evidence of how achievable this would be, people are already easily running Chrome OS on Dell netbooks, and noticing how much faster than Windows it is at booting. People are also calling Chrome OS “lightning from a USB key” as they use it via USB alongside other operating systems without even having it locally installed.""
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Censorship

Goldman Sachs Tries To Shut Down Dissident Blogger 161

Posted by kdawson
from the maybe-they'd-like-a-different-number dept.
The Narrative Fallacy sends along a piece from the Telegraph on efforts by Goldman Sachs to silence a blogger who is posting commentary critical of the bank. "Goldman Sachs has instructed Wall Street law firm Chadbourne & Parke to pursue blogger Mike Morgan, warning him in a recent cease-and-desist letter that he may face legal action if he does not close down his website goldmansachs666.com. According to the C&D letter, dated April 8, the bank is rattled because the site 'violates several of Goldman Sachs' intellectual property rights' and also 'implies a relationship' with the bank itself. Morgan claims he has followed all legal requirements to own and operate the website and that the header of the site clearly states that the content has not been approved by the bank. In a post entitled Goldman Sachs vs Mike Morgan, the blogger predicts that the fight will probably end up in court. He went through a similar battle with US home builder Lennar a few years ago after he set up a website to collect information on what he alleged was shoddy workmanship in its homes. 'Since I went through this with Lennar, I've had advice from some of the best intellectual property lawyers, and I know exactly what I can and can't do. We're not going to back down from this.'"
The Courts

George Riddick — the One-Man RIAA of Clip Art 175

Posted by timothy
from the sue-you-sue-anybody dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Pages at ireport.com and extortionletterinfo.com have been documenting and researching the activities of George P. Riddick III, previously known for his lawsuits against IMSI and Xoom at the turn of the century. In 2007 he issued a largely-ignored press release claiming the majority of clip art online infringes a copyright and has ranted about how Microsoft and Google are stealing from him. In recent months, he's apparently made a business model of going after web site operators who were using clip art they believed to be legally licensed or public domain, telling them they're infringing clip art collections he hasn't offered commercially in years and making outrageous settlement demands. He seems to have tested the waters on this some years back, but emboldened by the passage of the PRO-IP act, he's gone aggro with it. A few dodgy anonyblogs had popped up to 'out' him as a copyright abuser, but these recent ireport.com and extortionletterinfo.com reports go much deeper in documenting and researching Riddick's recent one-man campaign to be the RIAA of clip art."
Security

Worm Attack Prompts DoD To Ban Use of External Media 295

Posted by timothy
from the sehr-klug dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The Pentagon has suffered from a cyber attack so alarming that it has taken the unprecedented step of banning the use of external hardware devices, such as flash drives and DVDs [...] The attack came in the form of a global virus or worm that is spreading rapidly throughout a number of military networks."
Wireless Networking

Journal: Implementing new medium access protocol on 802.11 card

Journal by limpdawg

The senior project for my computer engineering degree is to implement a new medium access protocol, that our professor has developed, on an 802.11 wireless network card as a replacement for CSMA/CA. What we need to determine is what hardware is it feasible to disable the current access protocol and implement the new protocol on. Once we know what to buy then the university can acquire it. So if anybody knows which type of card I should use, and how to get ahold of the tools for it I would app

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