twbecker writes: Ken Fisher at Ars Technica agrees that DRM is bad for business. But in this article, he questions Steve Jobs' claim that licensing it's DRM to other companies would make it less secure. Fisher compares iTunes Fairplay to Microsoft's WMA, and does a fair job of rebutting Jobs' assertion. Is Jobs being sincere about his concerns regarding licensing Fairplay, or is he using it as an excuse to perpetuate a lock-in strategy?
Alex is now quite nervous about what an army of lawyers backed by draconian copyright laws could do to him if he released the details, but he claims to be currently looking into the details of safely releasing his details about this at the moment though.
It's really about time for Slashdot to add a "DRM" section.
Clarke writes: Is spyware really coming to Macs? With programs like MacScan offering anti-spyware solutions and free updated definitions is this a sign Macs getting more attention? I've seen many more keyloggers and even proof of concepts for privledge escalation. With the month of apple bugs there is proof security is a concern but how much should we care?
from the the-accussed-hereby-stand dept.
Boj writes "The Times online is carrying stories on fraud carried out on eBay using shill bidding. Citing eBay's changes to security as aiding the shill bidders and this fraud:
"Last November eBay changed its rules to conceal bidders' identity — making it even more difficult for customers to see whether sellers are bidding on their own lots.""