ISA’s Hancock: Core Internet Protocols Need An Overhaul

Best practices can go a long way toward improving Internet security. But truly meaningful advances in security will require the complete overhaul of core network protocols, according to Dr. Bill Hancock, chairman of the Internet Security Alliance.

"The biggest problem I see is that a lot of protocols we use were developed in the 1970s," said Hancock, the Chief Security Officer at Cable and Wireless. "The bottom line is that all those protocols need to be redone. Until we start improving those protocols, we'll continue to see problems."

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Registrar eNom Launches Web Hosting Push

eNom has become the latest domain registrar to launch a major push into the shared hosting business, following in the footsteps of registrar competitors including GoDaddy and DirectNIC. Bellevue, Wash.-based eNom is the fifth-largest domain registrar, having registered more than 2.4 million domains. Continue reading

Cable & Wireless approaching decision day on US Operations

Speculation about the fate of Cable & Wireless' American hosting operation is nothing new. But the latest media reports are focusing fresh attention on US bankruptcy law and the options it offers for restructuring telecom assets.

Cable & Wireless plans to exit the US hosting market and has been trying to sell operations that include at least 12 data centers. C&W had no specific comment yesterday on reports that the company's US operations will shortly file Chapter 11, a possibility it acknowledged in June, saying it would "consider all options" for disposing of the assets it purchased from Exodus Communications and Digital Island.

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Raggett: Eolas Patent ‘A Well Known Idea’

A decade after Dave Raggett began drafting the HTML+ specification, his work has become critical to an effort by the Web's founder and standardbearers to "prevent substantial economic and technical damage" to the Internet.

Documents written by the British pioneer are being cited by The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in urging US officials to invalidate a controversial patent which could cover key Web functionality, including the Internet Explorer web browser and several tags in the HTML standard.

The patent in question is held by the University of California and licensed to Eolas Technologies, which in August won a $521 million court judgment against Microsoft after a jury found that the Internet Explorer browser infringed the UC/Eolas patent.

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Bogus Yellow Pages renewals widely received

Many businesses in the UK are receiving mails asking them to re-register their details with yellovvpages.com. Yellow Pages, operated by Yell, is one of the UK's main telephone and business directories. www.yellovvpages.com with two 'v's is not connected with Yell, or a US business called Yellow Pages.

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