Blogger and film-maker Hao Wu freed from Chinese prison

, posted: 16-Jul-2006 12:29

I was pleased to see that Hao Wu is out of prison now.

Hao was arrested by the Chinese authorities for unknown reasons - it may have been due to a crack-down on churches in China - and his family feared that he may not return. The detent (read the entire post)...



New Zero-Day Linux kernel vulnerability exploit posted

, posted: 15-Jul-2006 14:47

This recent SANS Handler's diary post says an exploit for a new Linux kernel vulnerability has been posted. The exploit provides privilege escalation and works on all 2.6.x kernels, although SANS says SELinux stops it from working.

Don (read the entire post)...



Rotten core of Italian football punished

A few days ago, I wrote about Marcello Lippi resigning as coach of Gli Azzuri. Lippi felt that the massive match-fixing scandal that is rocking top-level Italian football currently had rubbed off on him and his son, Daniele. There's no hiding tha (read the entire post)...



Debian r00ted through Linux kernel security flaw

, posted: 15-Jul-2006 10:33

I sometimes think it'd be nice to run Linux again, after reading all the glowing reviews of various distros. Slackware and Red Hat Linux were the two distributions I started off with in fact, many years ago. Ended up moving to FreeBSD and OpenBSD (read the entire post)...



The Accidentally Hilarious Graphic of the Week

, posted: 13-Jul-2006 21:12

Nice 'fro, bro.


























Thanks to Kate for spotting the graphic. (read the entire post)...



Zidane's mum demands Materazzi's balls on a platter

We have now heard Zidane's version of what caused the Word Cup headbutting incident: Materazzi repeatedly shouted very coarse insults against Zidane's mother and sister.

Zidane's mother is convalescing after a serious illness and the Sydne (read the entire post)...



Mumbai Bombings: the terrorists failed

, posted: 13-Jul-2006 16:22

Two hundred people dead and over seven hundred are wounded in Mumbai/Bombay after yesteday's train bombings, thought to be the work of Islamic terrorists Lashkar-e-Taiba.

That is a shocking figure.

However, if the terroris (read the entire post)...



Patch Tuesday again: 6 updates for XP, 4 for Office

, posted: 12-Jul-2006 08:58




Better than last month, but still, a large number of security related patches. For XP, there are two Remote Code Execution fixes for the DHCP and Server services, and one data compromise issue fix for .NET Framework 2.0; one fix for (read the entire post)...



Why Coketunes Music store won't get my money

, posted: 12-Jul-2006 07:58

Let's see:

Can't use Firefox.

Can't use Opera.

Can't use Konqueror.

Can't use IE7 beta.

Can't use any other media player apart from WMP 7+ for Windows.

Can' (read the entire post)...



It's ugly, and it's from Microsoft: the Zune

, posted: 11-Jul-2006 19:45

What was Argo has become the Zune: yes, it's Microsoft's "let's copy the competition" MP3 player, the weapon that'll knock Apple's iPod for six. Gizmodo has a report here, plus a picture.

Is Microsoft kidding? That' (read the entire post)...





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