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smilnrt (1648147) writes "Did anyone else see foxnews.com today? Owned. The webiste read "World Zombie Day to Bring Out The Living Dead"; "Apple unveils new computers, new software, and a Maverick Sea Lion at WWDC" "WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, stuff yo"
smilnrt (1648147) writes "Many of the financial instutions that experienced slow websites recently were hit with a DDOS toolkit termed 'itsoknoproblembor' according Prolexic. Prolexic also warns of escalating and highly advanced DDOS toolkits coming in the wild." Link to Original Source
MikeatWired writes "If you’re like most people, you’re annoyed by passwords. So who's to blame? Who invented the computer password? They probably arrived at MIT in the mid-1960s, when researchers built a massive time-sharing computer called CTSS. Technology changes. But, then again, it doesn't, writes Bob McMillan. Twenty-five years after the fact, Allan Scherr, a Ph.D. researcher at MIT in the early ’60s, came clean about the earliest documented case of password theft. In the spring of 1962, Scherr was looking for a way to bump up his usage time on CTSS. He had been allotted four hours per week, but it wasn’t nearly enough time to run the detailed performance simulations he’d designed for the new computer system. So he simply printed out all of the passwords stored on the system. 'There was a way to request files to be printed offline by submitting a punched card,' he remembered in a pamphlet (PDF) written last year to commemorate the invention of the CTSS. 'Late one Friday night, I submitted a request to print the password files and very early Saturday morning went to the file cabinet where printouts were placed and took the listing.' To spread the guilt around, Scherr then handed the passwords over to other users. One of them — J.C.R. Licklieder — promptly started logging into the account of the computer lab’s director Robert Fano, and leaving “taunting messages” behind." Link to Original Source
smilnrt writes "Toyota and Microsoft entered into a joint venture recently. Utilizing Microsoft's Azure cloud computing to go far beyond basic GPS and wireless device technology to operating an entire home from your vehicle." Link to Original Source
An anonymous reader writes "Apple has ordered as much as 12 petabytes worth of data storage from EMC unit Isilon Systems. Such a large order for data storage may be being made for the construction of Apple's huge data center in Maiden, North Carolina. This new building is expected to be the hub for a new version of iTunes that relies on storing media in the cloud, rather than having customers use their own HDDs. The main focus will be for storing video content, rather than music, which is why so much storage is required." Link to Original Source
Antharas (1109681) writes "Imagine for a moment that you’ve just heard the dreaded words, “We’re going to have to let you go.” A lot of people have heard this phrase over the last several years, and most have probably reacted with some degree of panic: How am I going to pay my bills? Where am I going to go? What am I going to do?" Link to Original Source