Monthly Archives: June 2004

Nokia’s New Keyboard, And The Limitations Of Bluetooth

By | June 30, 2004

Nokia are getting into the keyboard game, clearly hoping their new range of mobile phones are going to replace PDAs (via blueserker) The Nokia Wireless Keyboard SU-8W uses Bluetooth and will work with the Nokia 7610, Nokia 6260 and Nokia 6630 mobile phones. In the future, Nokia says, more phones may be added to this list. The keyboard is… Read More »

RSSpam, And The End Of A Medium’s Innocence

By | June 29, 2004

Will spam kill off RSS? I’m a bit late spotting this, but I noticed today that Moreover’s RSS feeds contain a lot of ads. 2RSS.com noticed the same thing about a month ago. In fact there’s already been quite a discussion about the phenomenon, since not only Moreover does it. Indeed, there’s some talk that Blogger is actually… Read More »

‘Hundreds Of Websites Still Infected By Scob Trojan’

By | June 29, 2004

Just how many websites have been compromised by last week’s attack of the Scob trojan? A report released today by Cyveillance, a U.S. based ‘provider of online risk monitoring and management solutions’, concludes that 641 sites were still infected with the JS.Scob.Trojan virus as of June 27, 2004. The company says it used its proprietary Internet monitoring technology… Read More »

Phishing Gets Proactive

By | June 27, 2004

Scaring the bejesus out of a lot of security folk this weekend is a new kind of phishing attack that doesn’t require the victim to do anything but visit the usual websites he might visit anyway. It works like this: The bad guy uses a weakness in web servers running  Internet Information Services 5.0 (IIS) and Internet Explorer, components… Read More »

This week’s column – Not Wired, Just Weird

By | June 25, 2004

This week’s Loose Wire column is about some of the more obscure gadgets I found at CommunicAsia Expo in Singapore last week: WANDERING AROUND last week’s technology exhibition, CommunicAsia, in Singapore, I was struck by the gulf between the big players–with their huge, noisy stands, populated entirely by well-shaped, scantily-clad men and women all under the age of… Read More »