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- Announcing the "Change The Administration" March in D.C. - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin tells what he thinks about his fellow politicians and people in Washington in this morning's radio interview. "FEMA Director Michael Brown must be removed from his job immediately and should be assigned to truck duty to drive and unload food and supplies to the New Orleans Convention Center thoughout the night and for the next 48 hours. This guy is an incomptenet political idiot who has no qualification to run this organization. It is completely unacceptable not to be able to drop one single piece of food package to the superdome or the convention center in the past five days! The only agency who was able to perform so far was the coast guard. And people are sick and tired of hearing President Bush was forced to cut his five week vacation two days early! This is unbeliavable!," wri... (more)

Bulletproofing the WebSocket Wire Protocol

Web Security Journal: There's been a flurry of discussion this week among Internet and Web standards heavy-hitters around WebSocket, the new communications protocol supported in Chrome 4 and Safari 5. What was the main issue? Is there some kind of fundamental security vulnerability with the WebSocket (WS) protocol? John Fallows: When surfing the Web, our browsers may communicate with Web servers via HTTP proxies that deliver many benefits, such as providing previously cached Web content more efficiently than repeatedly contacting the target server. These proxies may be either ex... (more)

Transbeam to Deploy Aladdin eSafe SecureSurfing Solution

Aladdin Knowledge Systems, dealing in Software DRM, strong authentication and content security solutions, has announced that Transbeam, one of New York City's leading ISPs for hotels and schools, has selected Aladdin's eSafe SecureSurfing solution to offer its ISP customers with a first-of-its-kind security service in the U.S. that filters Web traffic prior to reaching end users. Transbeam plans to begin offering the solution to customers next month. Transbeam's offering of the eSafe SecureSurfing solution eliminates its customers' need to hassle with maintaining desktop-based We... (more)

IIS Vulnerability Update: Symantec Has (Maybe) Snagged Offending Code

On April 22 Microsoft became aware of code available on the Internet that seeks to exploit vulnerabilities already addressed as part of its April 13 security updates, code that attempts to use the IIS PCT/SSL vulnerability on servers running Internet Information Services with the Secure Socket Layer authentication enabled.  The vulnerability was addressed by bulletin MS04-011 (www.windowsupdate.com) and Microsoft urged all customers to immediately install the MS4-011 update as well as the other critical updates provided on April 13.  In addition, Microsoft published a knowledge b... (more)

EMC's Networked Storage for SMBs: Customer-installable SAN and NAS

Information storage and management specialists EMC Corporation just set a new industry benchmark for what it calls "affordable, easy-to-use networked storage" with the introduction of the EMC CLARiiON AX100 - a customer-installable networked storage system capable of storing up to three terabytes of information. Joe Tucci, EMC's President and CEO, said, "EMC has, by far, the most comprehensive networked storage lineup in the industry. We've taken many of the features found in our CLARiiON CX systems and have integrated them into the EMC CLARiiON AX100. This system will give our c... (more)