Category: Legal

DDoS Fines in Estonia

Last spring’s DDoS attacks against Estonia continue to play out. First, just a week or so ago an Estonian new site was hit with a sustained DDoS from a botnet. And today, news that an Estonian citizen was fined for his role in the DDoS […]

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Who Ya Gonna Call? **Updated**

It seems the text cited below has been updated on the FBI’s release, with the “You should contact your Internet service provider” bit removed, and replaced with “Ways to Protect Your Computer“. See, they indeed do listen! Now I have no complaints about Operation: Bot […]

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The Sky Might Be Falling

Not too long ago, I read a product review of crosscut shredders in a popular financial magazine. Under the guise of promoting personal security to prevent identity theft, a reviewer put a handful of shredders through a set of tests. One of the tests was […]

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The Scent of Hardware EULAs Backfiring

In our shrill world of paranoia where vendors clench their general counsel’s arm tight enough to powder walnuts, it’s not surprising that End User Licensing Agreements (EULAs) continue to grow in absurdity. With the continued prevalence of free OS’, hardware vendors are undoubtedly under increased […]

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Say NO to RFPs!

I don’t know who dislikes RFPs more: vendors who have to answer them or customers who have to create them and then read all the responses. There aren’t too many things that waste more time than RFPs. I understand the original premise of these: they […]

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Net Neutrality; Big Feet

Passing through Denver International Airport the other day in continuing my ceaseless trudge to a meeting some place or another, I dropped by one of the shoe shine stands in hopes of prolonging the life of my favorite dress shoes. As directed, I took a […]

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