Fjodor42 writes: "Why is it we don't expect journalists to mention their primary sources, when this practice is sure to make you fail miserably in even the most basic levels of academic endeavor (high school for certain, don't know about earlier steps)? The article mentions three outrageous examples of distortion of facts, but I'm fairly sure that there are more of those kind, than there are of factually sound articles around..."
Fjodor42 writes: "Today I received a mail from meetyourmessenger.it, puporting to be an invitation to the site from a friend of mine. First thought was that he must have fallen for the "enter your messenger username and password here to invite your friends"-crap, but guess again.
My friend acknowledges to have signed up for the site, using his hotmail address, but declines to have been asked to give his live.com password. None the less, he used the same password for this site as for live.com (we all know we shouldn't, but don't we all the same?).
To my knowledge, there has been a number of scams of this sort, where the sites offer to import your messenger contact list, and then spams everyone on it with unsolicited invites, but in this case, it would seem that they completely forgo the step of having the user (misguidedly) entering their live.com credentials, and just go ahead and see if they can get access.
I have reported the incident to the Danish Police's computer crime unit (NITEC) and to cert.dk, both as a matter of principle, and also since the owner of meetyourmessenger.it is actually a Danish company, but just wanted to give you a heads-up on this to warn others."
Fjodor42 writes: "Remember The Battle for Wireless Network Drivers? That article included some very harsh (and seemingly unfounded) words for the MadWifi team, who are developing Linux drivers for Atheros chipsets.
Well, in order not to let this stand, I conducted an interview with a few members of the team, covering both the article, and more importantly, the allegations put forth in it.
The interview is available (as long as the server holds up to the slashdot effect) here"