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‘Shoddy security’ leaves millions at the mercy of iTunes fraudsters – Times Online. Apple needs to get its head out of its ass and the sand and beef things up. Until then, you should not store your credit card info with the store!
Thanks to Ian Orles for sharing this story originally.
Microsoft warns of IE flaw, turns PC into public file server. Just in case you’re still running a dinosaur of an operating system and using a dinosaur of a Web browser…
Reuters brings this little “gem” today (with thanks to Konstantin for telling me about it): in great capitalist Russia, the telecom providers have discovered that people aren’t paying for their ‘services’ and instead are turning to free voice over IP (VoIP) services like Skype. So what do they do? Do they rethink their strategy, up the value of their offerings, and find some way to entice customers to stay or return?
No, that’s silly! Why take that path when, instead, you can take a pile of pages from the books of their American counterparts and try to get Skype (and similar service providers) banned as a security threat. Telecom execs try to cast Skype as an “encroaching foreign entity” and claim that because police can’t easily snoop on the populace, they are threats to national security (I’m surprised they didn’t use the terrorism route). Competition must be crushed! National industry must be saved at all cost!
I wonder how long before they try to get the Internet itself banned? After all, packets are packets are packets, and nothing says VoIP traffic can’t go out over, say, port 25 or port 80 just as well as the normal ones.
Stupid, stupid, stupid!