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  • Brazil pinches 85 phishers
  • Data#3 sells 30 percent more services
  • Only a few years left for SSL VPN?
  • IBM unveils continuous back up program
  • Firms conduct WiMAX trials
  • Brazil pinches 85 phishers
    Brazilian police have arrested 85 people in connection with a phishing ring, according to reports. More...

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    Data#3 sells 30 percent more services
    Queensland reseller Data#3 has reported net profit after tax of $3.9 million for the full year ended 30 June 2005 on the back of a 30 percent jump in services revenue. More...

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    Only a few years left for SSL VPN?
    A leading SSL VPN vendor has admitted that the window of opportunity for SSL VPN -- today's main rival to IPSec VPN -- may only last another few years. More...

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    IBM unveils continuous back up program
    Regular backup data to thwart computer viruses and crashes will be provided by IBM for laptops, desktop PCs and file servers in new Tivoli software. More...

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    Firms conduct WiMAX trials
    While firms are conducting WiMAX rollout trials in the US, Japan and the UK, some don't expect initial commercial rollouts until 2006. More...

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    ping: Wages war at EDS | A tough call for Australia | FBI makes Zotob arrests ...and more

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    A tough call for Australia
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    FBI makes Zotob arrests
    AUTHORITIES in Morocco and Turkey have arrested two men for unleashing
    computer worms that disrupted networks across the world last week, the
    FBI said.
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    Unwired chairman resigns
    UNWIRED executive Peter Shore has resigned his post as chairman of the
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    CSIRO $44m short of target
    THE CSIRO has failed to attract financial support from industry for its
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    Charges over 'obscene' spam
    THREE people were indicted and a fourth pleaded guilty to criminal
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    Spot checks on mobile porn
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    D&M quits MP3
    JAPANESE audio electronics maker D&M said it will quit the market
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    Word of the Day: captive portal

    WhatIs.com: Word of the Day
    August 29, 2005
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    ISSUE SPONSORED BY: iLumin

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    IN THIS ISSUE

    -- Word of the Day: captive portal
    -- Today's Tech News
    -- Brain Food
    -- Additions and Updates

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    TODAY'S WORD: captive portal

    A is a Web page that the user of a public-access network is obliged
    to view and interact with before access is granted. Captive portals
    are typically used by business centers, airports, hotel lobbies,
    coffee shops, and other venues that offer free Wi-Fi hot spots for
    Internet users.

    When a potential user first logs on to a network with a captive
    portal, a Web page is encountered that requires certain actions
    before Internet access is granted. A simple captive portal forces the
    user to at least look at (if not read) an acceptable use policy (AUP)
    page, and then click on a button indicating agreement to the terms of
    the policy. Presumably, this can help absolve the provider from
    liability in the event the user commits criminal or other destructive
    activity while logged on. In some captive portals, advertisements for
    the provider's sponsors are displayed, and the user must click
    through them or close the windows in which they appear before
    accessing the Internet. Some captive portals require the entry of a
    pre-assigned user ID and password before accessing the Internet. Such
    authentication may discourage the use of wireless hot spots as sites
    for carrying on criminal activities. Most servers with captive
    portals include anti-virus and firewall programs to help protect
    users' computers from the Internet and from each other.

    Even when a simple captive portal is used in a free public-access
    network, certain people may repeatedly connect, using the network on
    an almost continuous basis to download music, videos, or other large
    files. This activity, called bandwidth hogging, can be minimized by
    additional programming in the captive portal. Such programming can
    control the speed at which large files are downloaded, limit the size
    (in kilobytes or megabytes) of files that can be downloaded, restrict
    the number of downloads that can occur in a single session, or block
    connection to Web sites commonly used for downloading large files.
    This is called bandwidth throttling or traffic shaping.

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    PatronSoft offers a Windows-based captive portal program called
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    WifiDog is a captive portal solution for Linux-based networks.
    http://www.wifidog.org/tiki-index.php?page=Wifidog

    Tom's Networking describes how to create a captive portal.
    http://www.tomsnetworking.com/Sections-article92-page1.php

    TODAY'S TECH NEWS
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    ANTIVIRUS CAN INTRODUCE DANGEROUS NETWORK SECURITY HOLES INTO ANY OS
    | SearchSecurity.com
    AV software is one of the most basic security steps available. It's
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    COMMENTARY: SAP'S MIGRATION DILEMMA | SearchSAP.com
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    CARBON NANOTUBE TECHNOLOGY, CLOSER THAN YOU THINK |
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    BRAIN FOOD
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    SECRET WORD OF THE DAY
    This "tasty" term is information that a Web site puts on your hard
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    TODAY'S TRIVIA QUESTION
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    a. pop-up windows or alerts
    b. an e-mail virus
    c. the blue screen of death

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    IT ALPHABET SOUP
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    hosts in a network of autonomous systems. What does BGP stand for?
    a. Border Gateway Protocol
    b. Basic Gateway Procedures
    c. Broader Gateway PCs

    Answer
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    LEARNING CENTER: DON'T LET LAPTOPS INFECT YOUR NETWORK |
    SearchWindowsSecurity.com
    Personal firewalls help secure those laptops most likely to roam from
    your corporate network and return bearing malware gifts. The Windows
    XP SP2 firewall might not be enough to handle the security threat,
    according to site expert Kevin Beaver and other Windows
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    ADDITIONS AND UPDATES
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    Quagga
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    ICE (In Case of Emergency)
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    insider threat
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    Nagios
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