This is the tale of one man’s nervous foray into social networking. By DAN KAUFMAN – SMH | Tuesday, 27 November 2007 Innocently thinking it was an online dating agency in disguise, I optimistically joined Facebook in the hope that desperate women would soon be knocking on my door. Fast forward four months, however, and […]
Archive for November, 2007
Dutch police have arrested a teenager who stole £2,500 worth of virtual furniture from an online hotel. Authorities said in what was the first case of its kind the 17-year-old was arrested after playing Habbo Hotel – an international game and online community with an estimated seven million members.
The 19-year-old man will have to pay more than $42,000 to three Swedish universities and to the national supercomputer centre A 19-year-old from Uppsala, Sweden, has been found guilty on seven counts of unauthorised access to Swedish university servers and research computers. He is also suspected by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation of breaking […]
A proof-of-concept shows how easy it is to eavesdrop on the VoIP calls By John E. Dunn London | Friday, 23 November, 2007 An expert has released a proof-of-concept program to show how easy it would be for criminals to eavesdrop on the VoIP-based phone calls of any company using the technology. Called SIPtap, the […]
By TOM PULLAR-STRECKER – The Dominion Post | Monday, 19 November 2007 MAARTEN HOLL/Dominion Post PUR-MANENT WORK WANTED: Even with 22 years experience in the IT industry, American Charlie Bluehawk, still has trouble finding work. Time is running out for American job hunter Charlie Bluehawk, who will be on a plane back to the United […]