Florida Man Guilty of Stealing 1.5 Billion Data Files
A Florida man who ran a bulk e-mail company was convicted on
Friday of stealing more than 1.5 billion data files from
Acxiom in what federal officials said was one of the largest
recorded cases of data theft.
VoIP Security Threats: Fact Or Fiction?
Although it's difficult to find a company that has suffered at
the hands of VoIP abusers, viruses, spam and phishing have run
rampant on other IP-based communications systems. Will similar
threats find their way to VoIP? Find out what the experts say
and how should prepare your network against such potential abuses.
Video Downloads Make Up 61% Of All File Sharing Traffic
A recent survey shows that only 11% of file-sharing traffic is
music, and eDonkey is the most popular network. Mia Gralla from
the Networking Pipeline site posted this message:
"Video downloads make up 61% of file-sharing traffic and audio
downloads make up 11% of the four leading peer-sharing networks,
according to a new market study by CacheLogic. The company claims
this is the first time such a study has been done on peer-sharing
networks. It was based on actual packet data and traffic levels
analyzed at Tier-ONE ISPs worldwide. CacheLogic analyzed terabytes
of data in compiling the survey.
The study found that BitTorrent is increasingly being used for
the distribution of legitimate content, although eDonkey is now
the network of choice for video file trading. The study also
- Microsoft video formats represent 46% of aggregate worldwide
- 65% of all audio files by volume of traffic are MP3 format
A surprising 12.3% of audio files are in the open-source OGG
file format. Soooo, what traffic is moving in your pipes?
This site is actually interesting. It's got a lot of good stuff:
Fast Guide: Solving SQL Server Errors
Stumped by a SQL Server error? Troubleshoot the problem right
away with this ever-growing list of expert responses and best
practices compiled by the editors at SearchSQLServer.com.
DNS Primer: Understanding AD Integrated Zone Design
Microsoft's development of the Active Directory integrated (ADI)
primary DNS zone has some useful benefits for administrators. This
article by Gary Olsen defines ADI and tells you how to maximize
its benefits. Over at SearchWin2000.com)
IT's Seven Dirty Words
Seemingly innocent phrases that simply won't cut it in polite
IT society. Really cute lil' article by InfoWorld columnist
Steve Fox that I'm sure you are going to like...
The Two New Flavors Of Xbox 360
According to Microsoft PressPass, Microsoft will be releasing two
versions of the new Xbox console. The Xbox 360 and the Xbox 360
The Xbox 360 will come fully featured with:
Xbox 360 console.
Xbox 360 Hard Drive (20 GB).
Xbox 360 Wireless Controller.
Xbox 360 (removable) Faceplate.
Xbox 360 Headset.
Xbox 360 Component HD-AV Cable. Xbox Live Silver membership.
A bonus Media Remote.
The Xbox 360 Core System will come with:
Xbox 360 console.
Xbox 360 Controller.
Xbox 360 (Removeable) Faceplate.
Xbox 360 Standard AV Cable.
Note that the cut-down Xbox will not have an internal hard drive
unlike its predecessor. That makes it impossible for it to play
older Xbox games without purchasing the add-on hard drive.