08
July
2008
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11:46 PM
America/Los_Angeles

Wednesday Watch: Patching a HUGE Security Flaw at the Heart of the Internet ... and other news links for Silicon Valley and Beyond

I'm amazed that his story has been so lightly covered. Security researchers have uncovered a huge security problem to do with the core name servers that direct ALL Internet traffic including emails!

The actual details of the security flaw have been kept secret but this problem could potentially allow criminals to mimic any web site. No news on whether this has actually happened.

Here is more on this shocking story:

Dan Kaminsky Discovers Fundamental Issue In DNS: Massive Multivendor Patch Released

Web companies organize massive effort to patch fundamental Internet flaw

Multiple DNS implementations vulnerable to cache poisoning

Researcher offers insight into DNS flaw

Cisco releases its DNS patches

WSJ:

Siemens to Cut 4% of Work Force

Abuses Are Found in Online Sales of Medication

News.com:

Steady growth for Twitter, despite hiccups

Trend-tracking site BuzzFeed gets $3.5 million in funding

With Lively, Google tries its own 'Second Life'

Dreamworks executive on why it switched from AMD to Intel

NYT:

Ad Spending Forecast Lowered Again

For iPhone, the 'New' Is Relative

Google Introduces a Cartoonlike Method for Talking in Chat Rooms

Great Photo on Flickr? Getty Images Might Pay You for It

The Register:

EMC CEO's ego has cost investors billions

Google evaporates Docs and Spreadsheets cloud

SJM:

Google ventures into virtual reality with 'Lively'

Fast facts about VMware

SF Chronicle:

Our nation of couch-Internet-cell-phone potatoes

Sit down with Sony's Stan Glasgow

Interesting:

Sir John M. Templeton, Philanthropist, Dies at 95

The Media Equation: When Fox News Is the Story

Washington Post Expected to Name Top Editor

Blogs:

Spat with Rogers leaves Canadian Apple stores without iPhones

Be who you want on the web pages you visit

Microsoft Admits Windows Vista Mistakes, Criticizes Apple Ads

Bit.ly: Please Use This TinyURL of the Future


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