Another sony lawsuit? (The DRM that stole Christmas for Sony?)

Monday, December 12th, 2005

Now it appears that the Illionois Attorney General is also investigating Sony in relation to the recent DRM software debacle related to their XCP Digital Rights Management software. her office has requested information from the company regarding anti-piracy software it included on music CDs that experts have shown exposes Microsoft Windows users to security holes [...]

Sony’s DRM song sounding worse by the day

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Well, let’s see…. I didn’t cover the original story since I was covered up with other work, but let me take a stab at starting from the beginning before I tell you how it’s gotten worse. It seems that SONY is concerned about piracy and computers being the tools of pirates (of course, everyone that [...]

Phishing scheme aimed at educating users

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

A number of New York state employees and a number of cadets at West Point were targetted in a recent phishing scheme. This one was perpetrated by the good guys though to wake them up to how realistic a phishing attempt could look. The employees that bit were “given a gentle slap on the wrist”. [...]

NY requires businesses to disclose security breaches.

Friday, August 12th, 2005

The Register writes that New York has passed a law that will require local government agencies and businesses to disclose security breaches. (System broken into or data stolen). I can understand businesses being reluctant to disclose this kind of information. “What will they say about us”, “bad reputation”, “we’ll lose customers”, the thoughts could go [...]


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