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Comment: Meatware needed (Score 4, Insightful) 82

by pheared (#29111209) Attached to: Predicting Malicious Web Attacks

This sounds great, but only if it requires human intervention to implement the block. I used to work in a NOC, and we would have loved to throw up a warning on the big screens that an attack is 80% likely from the following netblocks in the next N hours. That way we would have a strategy developed for defending before it even started and would be able to minimize downtime.

On the other hand, if you make this automatic you're going to piss off a lot of people very quickly because it's going to be wrong more often than you want.


+ - SPAM: Top 10 spam-friendly registrars named and shamed

Submitted by alphadogg
alphadogg (971356) writes "When it comes time for spammers to register their Internet domain names, some companies are more popular than others. Spam-fighting organization KnujOn has released a report on the top 10 registrars it has linked to spam and other illicit activity. It found that some companies have cleaned up their act in recent months and that others — most surprisingly Network Solutions and GoDaddy sister company Wild West domains — have suddenly popped up on the list. At the top of KnujOn's list is, a Chinese registrar that KnujOn linked to more than 3 million spam messages between June and January. Xinnet has so many problems that Bruen says that the organization that accredits domain name registrars, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, should threaten to pull its accreditation."
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Viewing Tool Provides Scrutiny of Debate Footage 144

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the everything-under-a-magnifying-glass dept.
The New York Times has an interesting tool for reviewing the debate. Alongside the actual video, there is a transcription (which you can click on to go to that section of the video), a search tool (that counts the number of usages by each candidate), a topic segmentation view, and even a fact checker that links to corrections.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead