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Thursday Morning #2 (11 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 20-May-2004  02:39:23 (GMT +10) - by Agg

From Paul: In February, someone launched a massive denial of service (DDoS) attack against SpywareInfo and several other antispyware web sites. These sites are all in operation again after taking rather expensive steps to defend themselves. Sadly, the attackers have not given up the attack against antispyware sites. ComputerCops.biz is being hammered by a similar attack, possibly by the same people who attacked SpywareInfo.

HWHell have a Doom 3 trailer from Activision for download.

Chris spotted that there have been some Sasser and Netsky author suspects arrested in Germany. Meanwhile, a phisher went to jail and Jimx spotted this brilliant scamming a scammer tale.

Murray noticed that AMD have dual-core CPUs on the way - next year. He also saw this webserving webcam solution.

GroopA sent word that the source code for Cisco's IOS v12.3 may have been stolen. This is bad news, as it potentially opens the door for DOS attacks and other internet exploits.

There's been a lot of talk about some possible driver cheats by ATI recently.. they have responded to DriverHeaven.

Yotka says there are new Catalyst XP 4.5 drivers out.

Raven noticed this Octodog sausage mutilator.. truly bizarre.

TechIMO explain the Free Software Foundation in their latest article.

ShadowPeo spotted this Nano-ITX motherboard from VIA. Smaller than a cd case and using a new chipset with more performance at lower power consumption than the current Mini-ITX boards. Shipping in 1-2 months. Motherboard here, CPU here.

Neevo noticed every speeder's nightmare now patrolling Italian freeways. Fortunately it's going to be used for organ transport, so that's a good thing.

From Wolfy: As part of the Next Wave Festival (in Melb) they are having an 'Independent Game Developers' Conference'. Info here and here.

TweakHound have updated their WinXP Tweak guide.

Dan has more letters with answers.



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