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Spam

+ - Spam frenzy on .edu domains

Submitted by
dos_dude
dos_dude writes "This is not really news, more a cry for help.

In recent weeks, link spammers have got it into their had that many academic institutions offer forums on the web that can easily be spammed. I guess spamming on those forums isn't anything new, but the spammers are now spamming other resources with links back to their spam on all those .edu domains.

Contacting the webmasters with abuse complaints proved to be completely futile. Guess what? There is no abuse management behind .edu domains. You get better results contacting Korean webmasters.

The (growing) list of spamvertized .edu domains can be found on my blog. If you know anyone working as technical staff in one of those institutions, please contact them and help make this nonsense stop."
Space

+ - The Uncomfortable Reality of Sex in Space

Submitted by
Smaran
Smaran writes "WIRED is running an interesting story about how sex in space will have to be inevitably discussed by space agencies and astronauts around the world, who currently refuse to even address the issue. They are only beginning to talk about the realities of illness and death in space. Sex is still a topic for another day. WIRED's Regina Lynn writes: "... as humans begin to spend more time in space and to travel further from Earth, space agencies will need to factor sex into their equations. We cannot expect astronauts to spend three years in a spacecraft and not have sex — of some kind. Probably with each other, and likely in more than one combination.""
Security

+ - Top 15 free SQL Injection Scanners

Submitted by J.R
J.R (666) writes "Security tips blog, Security-Hacks, has a summary of the 15 best free SQL Injection scanners. With links to download and a little information about each one. "We've compiled a list of free SQL Injection Scanners we believe will be of a value to both web application developers and professional security auditors." — http://www.security-hacks.com/2007/05/18/top-15-fr ee-sql-injection-scanners"
Announcements

+ - A Little E-Mail Prank, $2.8 Billion Dollar Panic

Submitted by
VariableGHz
VariableGHz writes "
Just before 10 a.m. Wednesday, a spoof e-mail posing as an internal Apple news alert was sent to Apple employees, informing them that the release of the iPhone, a touchscreen hybrid phone-and-music player, was being delayed from June to October. It added that Leopard, the next version of the Mac operating system, would move back its launch from October to January.

... 11:56 a.m., a trading frenzy of Apple stock hit Wall Street, and the company's market value plunged $2.8 billion, or 3 percent, in six minutes. Its stock plummeted from $107.89 to $104.61 by 12:02 p.m.
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