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Archive for October, 2005

25
Oct

I’m back!!

The vastness of the web never seizes to amaze me. So, it was time I booked my own corner up here. And so was born linuxlala.net It’s going to be a fun ride now on. There are going to be some changes to the temple of wisdom. First ofcourse is new blogging software. It was [...]

11
Oct

Google Blogger – Time for another spam survey?

I started my blogging with google’s blogger. That blog still exists, although it has not been updated in months. After all the fuss about spam and porn and useless blogs at blogger, some action was taken to curb the growing number of waste blogs. But, now there is a greater menace prowling. It’s comment spam. [...]

07
Oct

CC licensed work under one hood

The Legal Torrents site is home to all the content available under the CC licenses, which means all content is legally downloadable, creator approved to be freely distributed. WOW! The site is home to movies, music and books. Not much in there but is a big stride forward. One can hope to see it being [...]

07
Oct

MCSE, a unique definition

I have been a member of the LQ site for almost three years. During this time, I have come across some excellent signatures, used by the forum members. My favourite yet is the one used by Tinkster, a moderator at the LQ forums. Here is how it goes MCSE: “Jestertay I new not how to [...]

07
Oct

Look who’s working overtime!

The latest internet security report by Symantec Corp. is out and guess what it claims? The report, covering the period from January to June informs that phishing attacks have increased from 2.99 million messages a day to 5.7 million. Of the 50 malicious code samples taken in the period, 74 percent represent cases exposed a [...]

01
Oct

Musical spam is the flavour of the month

I guess you can call this a prediction. Doing rounds these days is musical spam. Unsolicited Commercial emails with embedded midi files that play as soon as you click on the email. Nice! The mails originating from the far east have been termed as the Japanese Musical Mails. “Whilst the music itself is fairly harmless, [...]

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