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Monthly Archives: giugno 2006

  • Against child porn on the web

    NEW YORK — Five leading online service providers will jointly build a database of child-pornography images and develop other tools to help network operators and law enforcement better prevent distribution of the images.

    The participating companies are Time Warner Inc.’s AOL, Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp., EarthLink Inc. and United Online Inc., the company behind NetZero and Juno.

  • Do you know where does ‘grep’ come from?

    Do you know where does ‘grep’ come from?

    It’s very particular and very silly: read it on wikipedia :)

  • increasing security for its young users

    According to the CNN: is planning new restrictions on how adults may contact its younger users in response to growing concerns about the safety of teenagers who frequent the popular online social networking site.

    It’s important to teach to our children how to safetly use the network

  • Do you need a fake identity?

    Do you need a fake identity?

    Here you can create your own one, with the “Fake Name Generator”: only one click to have a new identity. The generator provide your mother’s maiden name, your birthday a credit card number with its expiration date and many other interesting information.

    You can download data in vCard format and by clicking on your fake name you can see the result of a Google search with that name as search-key!!

    How good are these fake identities?

  • January 19, 2038: the Unix Date Bug

    January 19, 2038

    It is on that day that the 32-bit integer storing the number of seconds since the beginning of the epoch (1 January 1970) will overflow. I’ve long known about the possible Unix date issue but this is the first I’ve heard of an actual bug due to an overflow of the data structure.

  • Random Number Generators

    NIST has just published “Recommendation for Random Number Generation Using Deterministic Random Bit Generators.”

    The Recommendation specifies mechanisms for the generation of random bits using
    deterministic methods. The methods provided are based on either hash functions, block
    cipher algorithms or number theoretic problems.

    Surely an interesting reading, not easy but really good.

  • Sound encryption?

    This sound can be heard only by teenage people.
    A high-pitched alarm which cannot be heard by adults.
    Schoolchildren have recorded the sound, which they named Teen Buzz, and spread it from phone to phone via text
    messages and Bluetooth technology.
    Now they can receive calls and texts during lessons without teachers having the faintest idea what is going on.

  • Do you see something new?

    Yes? Stay tuned many other things are arriving!! :)

  • Registro italiano in internet per le imprese

    La DAD Deutscher Adressdienst sta inviando per posta ordinaria, spazzatura a tutti gli intestatari di domini internet presentandosi come “Registro Internet Italia” o “Registrazione Internet Italia per le imprese”.

    Attenzione che il Registro del ccTLD “it” (conosciuto come NIC) è del tutto estraneo all’iniziativa.

    Qui la smentita ufficiale del NIC.

    Altra cosa da tenere presente, nelle lettere che arrivano ai clienti si legge, scritto con caratteri piccoli, che firmando la lettera e restituendola via fax si ci impegna a pagare 858 euro per l’inserzione valida tre anni. Per maggiori informazioni questi signori rimandano al sito internet