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Tuesday Morning (6 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 4-May-2004  02:05:08 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Hopefully a few less "phishing" scams on the way, with a man arrested in the UK. Unfortunately, "It is believed [he] was a copy-cat phisher, and not connected to the organised eastern European crime group behind the global swathe of phishing scams targeting bank users in Australia, New Zealand the UK and the USA," the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit said.

Some spammers got nabbed too. The FTC also announced legal action Thursday against an Australian company, Global Web Promotions Pty Ltd., which investigators said pitched fraudulent weight-loss and growth-hormone products. It said it brought its case with help by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the New Zealand Commerce Commission.

Info on the Sasser virus from Pokeynz: Users affected should enable their firewall and end the process in the task manager called avserv2.exe Then go here and follow the removal directions.

People are wondering if the Sasser virus caused the train outages in Sydney yesterday.

Bjorn3D have a quick Q&A with John Carmack about NV40-specific optimisations in Doom3.

TrustedReviews have a DVD Writer group test and an article on quietening your PC.

Win yourself some Corsair memory over on Bjorn3D.

OCWIzard have part 3 of their Intro to Watercooling article posted.

LostCirctuits took an in-depth look at RAID5 and CPU power. A case in point is the HighPoint RocketRAID 1640 host bus adapter that we looked at recently here. One of the more surprising findings in that study was that writes to the array increased CPU usage to about 100%.

Interesting Forum Threads:
Diskless Linux Cluster, Yaleman Style in SMP & Clustering.
METAL: Write a review of your favourite metal song! in TV, Music and Movies.
The next big hitter for OCAU Folding in Team OCAU.
New Nikon D70 vs the Opera House in Photography.
Project Sparky - Hachi-roku 4AG in Motoring.



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