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Comment: Defense =offense? (Score 1) 59

by rockrr (#42121527) Attached to: Real-World Cyber City Used To Train Cyber Warriors
"devise strategies and employ tactics to thwart computer attacks". It's well known that defensive military training teaches offensive skills first to teach defensive skills. Personnel trained to find bugs are trained to plant them. Personnel trained to secure areas and material are trained to pick locks and open safes. So NetWars CyberCity might follow the example.
PC Games (Games)

Valve Takes on Piracy With Free, Pre-Packaged Game Publishing Tools 190

Posted by Zonk
from the stamping-out-the-bad-stuff dept.
Heartless Gamer writes "Valve is rocking the boat in a big way, especially for PC gaming piracy. They have just announced the release of a complete collection of publisher tools, called Steamworks. They're making it available to developers and publishers completely free. Valve notes that beyond simply making the product available to consumers some of the tools can integrate copy protection, social networking services, or even server browsing features into a developing game."
Security

E-Voting Undermines Public Confidence In Elections 155

Posted by Zonk
from the i-totally-trust-the-network-my-favorite-inwo-card dept.
Jeremiah Cornelius writes "Techdirt columnist, Timothy Lee, hit the metaphoric nail on the head, claiming that e-Voting undermines the public perception of election fairness - even when there is no evidence of wrongdoing. 'In a well-designed voting system, voters shouldn't have to take anyone's actions on faith. The entire process should be simple and transparent, so that anyone can observe it and verify that it was carried out correctly. The complexity and opacity of e-voting machines makes effective public scrutiny impossible, and so it's a bad idea even in the absence of specific evidence of wrongdoing.' Add to this the possibility technical faults, conflicts of interest and evidence of tampering, how long before the US vote is viewed as an electronic pantomime?"
Book Reviews

Windows Vista Annoyances 399

Posted by samzenpus
from the that's-a-big-list dept.
stoolpigeon writes "It has been well documented that the reception for Microsoft's Windows Vista has not been all that warm. Yet, visiting the web site of many PC manufacturers or visiting a retail outlet selling computers will show that most new hardware is being offered with Vista as the primary if not only option. O'Reilly's newest in their Annoyances series, "Windows Vista Annoyances", by David A. Karp, seeks to alleviate some of the pain for new Vista users. For the Vista owner who is able to put the book's suggestion into place, the edge should be taken off. For the individual considering a purchase of Vista and wondering if it can really be that bad, this book seems to indicate that yes, it is that bad." Read below for the rest of JR's review.

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