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Comment argh (Score 1) 104

Those of you haters out there should actually read the book. You're all quick to judge something you know nothing about.

I've seen the author speak about this book, and I have read the book. It's an excellent book about cybercriminals and a huge takedown of a russian botnet.

I hear he is speaking at Defcon and Blackhat in Vegas. I recommend going to see his talks, they will be one that you don't want to miss.

Comment Re:I dont use... (Score 1) 896

You're more likely to get infected via a driveby attack anyway. Plenty of well known sites are being hacked through SQL injections. Malware is then served to you through the attacked sites. Malware/Virus writers have the upper hand at the moment, but I see this changing in the coming months.

Also: It is well known that AV is an outdated and obsolete technology. Malware changes so often (once a day or faster in some cases) that AV companies can't keep up with their signatures. Malware is now written to evade detection from AV products. There is no one paid or free AV/anti-malware that will keep you safe. There is also no way to keep your windows box tuned to be completely secure. cyber criminals make big money off of 0-day IE, FF, Acrobat, and Flash vulnerabilities... so you can bet they are using them.

For now, you can use a mac :) but we will see how long that holds true. The more popular macs become. the more attacks will start showing up.

This is one product that gives me hope that we can someday fight off malware: http://www.fireeye.com/products/4xx0/index.html "FireEye security appliances detect modern malware using real-time, multi-protocol content analysis within virtual machines." (and no, I don't work for them;))

And yes, you are going to get a virus/malware, unless you disable all USB ports, ethernet ports, modems, cd rom drives, etc.

Comment i heart weird stuff (Score 1) 134

I love weird stuff. A visit there always brings back so many memories. It's nice to live so close to it. The guys who work there are awesome also.

One time my friend went in there looking for some odd ball proprietary power supply for a HP pavilion. The guys from the back emerged with the exact powersupply within 5 minutes, and had tested it for us even.

Apple Orders 10 Million Tablets? 221

Arvisp writes "According to a blog post by former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee, Apple plans to produce nearly 10 million tablets in the still-unannounced product's first year. If Lee's blog post is to be believed, Apple plans to sell nearly twice as many tablets as it did iPhones in the product's first year."

Blizzard Awaits China's Approval For WoW Relaunch 75

angry tapir writes "The relaunch of World of Warcraft in China, where it has already been offline for six weeks, still faces an indefinite delay as it awaits government approval for its content. Problems for Blizzard Entertainment, the game's creator, started when it switched to a new local operator for World of Warcraft in China, online gaming company NetEase. New operators of foreign games have to submit the games for government approval, and China has objected to some of the content it found in its latest review of the game."
The Internet

ARIN Letter Says Two More Years of IPv4 266

dew4au writes "A reader over at SANS Internet Storm Center pointed out a certified letter his organization received from ARIN. The letter notes that all IPv4 space will be depleted within two years and outlines new requirements for address applications. New submissions will require an attestation of accuracy from an organizational officer. It also advises organizations to start addressing publicly accessible assets with IPv6. Is ARIN hoping to scare companies into action with the specter of scarce resources? This may be what's needed to spur adoption since there appears to be no business case for IPv6 deployment."

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