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Wikipedia: Important enough to whitewash

This is an edited version of my weekly column for Loose Wire Service, a service providing print publications with technology writing designed for the general reader. Email me if you’re interested in learning more. Wikipedia has gone through some interesting … Continue reading

03. September 2007 by jeremy
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When Services Go Pro, Reach for Your Gun

Alarming and confusing news and views concerning Skype’s announcement of its new pricing strategy. Here’s a summary. Key elements trumpeted in Skype’s press release (the most detailed information is here, courtesy of SkypeJournal): Premium subscription package called Skype Pro, which … Continue reading

21. January 2007 by jeremy
Categories: Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

Asia, the World’s Spam Factory

A new list from Sophos shows that spam is far from dying, thanks largely to Asia: While the U.S. still tops the chart, for the first time it accounts for less than a quarter of all spam relayed. (Compare this … Continue reading

26. January 2006 by jeremy
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The First U.S.-China Cyberwar?

There’s growing coverage of China’s Internet ‘cyberwar’ against the U.S., which seems to have been going on for more than two years with neither side wanting to go public. The U.S. is calling the attack Titan Rain, and as Bruce Schneier points … Continue reading

14. December 2005 by jeremy
Categories: datawars, Malware, Phishing, Scams, Security | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 comments

Skype Cuts Some Rates

Skype has lowered rates of its SkypeOut service to some destinations as part of its first anniversary celebrations. Here are the details: Six major new countries have been added to the SkypeOut Global Rate, a fixed, low-cost rate of 1.7 … Continue reading

27. July 2005 by jeremy
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Taipei’s Wi-Fi Dream

Taiwan is really going for it in the WLAN stakes: Taipei WLAN Wifly Takes off reports that: WiFly, a WLAN (wireless local area network) that will cover all of the main populated areas in Taipei City in its first phase, began … Continue reading

03. February 2005 by jeremy
Categories: Wi Fi | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Taiwan: First Off The Blocks With Dual Networks?

Taiwan has launched what it’s calling the “world’s first dual-network application service”, according to today’s Taipei Times (which charmingly, and perhaps accurately, calls it a Duel Network in its headline). The network combines wireless local area networks (WLANs) and General … Continue reading

28. January 2005 by jeremy
Categories: Phones, Wi Fi | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Taiwan ‘Phisher’ Arrested, May Not Be Kingpin, Beaten Up By Father

A Taiwanese teenager has been arrested for phishing, but don’t expect it to bring an end to the problem. The China Post today reported that the 16-year old, surnamed Wu, who was studying at a south Taiwan junior college, has … Continue reading

23. September 2004 by jeremy
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Taiwanese Government Computer ‘Hosts Phishing Scam’

Somewhat embarrassingly for Taiwan’s education system, a phishing email aimed at customers of US Bank operaties via a script which appears to be on a computer at the Taiwan Ministry of Education Computer Center in Taipei. MillerSmiles Scam Alert Service … Continue reading

01. April 2004 by jeremy
Categories: Malware, Scams | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

The Charting Of An Urban Myth? Or A Double Bluff?

Here’s a cautionary tale from Vmyths, the virus myths website, on how urban legends are born. Vmyths says that Reuters News Agency filed a report from Singapore last week quoting anti-virus manufacturer Trend Micro (makers of PC-cillin) as saying computer … Continue reading

21. January 2004 by jeremy
Categories: Malware | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

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