SCO filed its $1 billion action against IBM on 6 March 2003, alleging "misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference, unfair competition and breach of contract". The complaint states that "Prior to IBM’s involvement, Linux was the software equivalent of a bicycle. UNIX was the software equivalent of a luxury car." Since then, there have been numerous petitions, claims and counterclaims from both sides.Continue reading
On March 1, EV1Servers becoming the first publicly identified company to have paid SCO to settle its disputed legal claims involving Linux. Our March data shows EV1Servers with a net gain of more than 28K hostnames on Linux, as calls for a boycott appear to have had little impact. About 37K hostnames moved from EV1Servers to other providers in the March tracking period - less than February's total of 44k and only slightly higher than the six-month average of 31k departures per month - while 32K hostnames migrated in from other providers. Continue reading
In the April 2004 survey we received responses from 49,750,568 sites.
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"This is one of the most sophisticated phishing attacks that we have yet detected," said Dave Jevans, chairman of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). "Because the fake Address bar remains installed even after you leave the phisher's site, there is a possibility that a phisher could use this technique to secretly track every web site that you visit."
The new technique targets Citibank, commencing with e-mails bearing the subject "Verify your E-mail with Citibank." The IP address for the spoofed page (http://184.108.40.206) is part of a block of addresses assigned to The Planet, a large hosting provider in Dallas, and was still active as of yesterday.Continue reading
Interland bought Trellix last year for more than $12 million. On March 11 Interland closed the former Trellix headquarters in Concord, Mass. and laid off most staff at that office, prompting reports that the entire Trellix unit was shutting down. That's not the case, according to Fabrice Klein, Interland's vice president of strategy and investor relations. "It's a live platform with revenues, so we obviously want to support that," said Klein. "Customers are not going to see any change in service." Numerous ISPs, portals and domain registrars use Trellix Web Express as their private-label site building tool.
The report by the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) says Witty broke new ground by simultaneously infecting dozens of machines maintained by security-savvy users, and targeting a very recent vulnerability. Witty's spread was limited primarily by its destructive nature and the small installed base of the ISS products it exploited, CAIDA noted, positing that similar tactics could be repeated using huge "botnets" of compromised boxes targeting Windows machines.Continue reading