Haikus have sting in the tail to stem the tide of spam

, posted: 14-Mar-2003 21:22

A novel idea to combat spam without blocking legitimate email is coming to New Zealand and Australia this month. Devised by US company Habeas, it consists of a haiku - a traditional form of Japanese poetry - inserted into the headers of each email m (read the entire post)...

Hole-in-the-wall digits showing cracks

, posted: 7-Mar-2003 21:17

A paper published by Cambridge University Computer Laboratories researchers Mike Bond and Piotr Zelinski details a method that allows automatic teller Machine PIN numbers to be readily cracked. PINs are generated from customers' account numbers, (read the entire post)...

Suspect web scheme complains of fraud

, posted: 2-Jan-2003 21:12

(Originally published in the NZ Herald Tuesday October 22, 2002)

Cashevolution, a scheme offering "financial freedom" via the internet, was hit last week by large-scale credit card fraud.

As reported in the Herald a week ago, Au (read the entire post)...

Siren songs of easy cash tempt unwary

, posted: 1-Jan-2003 21:05

(originally published in the New Zealand Herald Tuesday October 15, 2002)

An online "report of third party due diligence" posted by associate Mark Joyner outlines the scheme's benefits and tries to show that it is legal.

The (read the entire post)...


Google News search
IT News
PC World New Zealand
Computerworld NZ
PC World and Computerworld Australia
PC World US
Computerworld US
NZ Herald
Virus Bulletin

Content copyright © Juha Saarinen. If you wish to use the content of my blog on your site, please contact me for details. I'm usually happy to share my material as long as it's not for spamblogs and content farms. Please attribute with a link back to this blog. If you wish to advertise on my blog, please drop me an email to discuss the details.
Comments policy All comments posted on this blog are the copyright and responsibility of the submitters in question. Comments commercial and promotional in nature are not allowed. Please ensure that your comments are on topic and refrain from making personal remarks.