Show of 4-27-2002

  • Bill Gates Completes Testimony
  • Domain Name Renewals Drop
    • Verisign Stock Drops 46 percent
    • First sign that Internet frenzy may be coming to an end
    • Domain name system explained
      • The old ones: .gov, .edu, .org, .net,..com
      • The new ones: .info, .biz, .name, .museum, .coop, .aero
    • Country Domains: us, de, tv
    • The three big Domain Name Questions
      • How can you get your own domain name?
      • How can you create your website?
      • How can you get your own email address?
  • W32.Klez.gen@mm Upgraded to Level 4 by Symantec
  • 3com puts Firewall in NIC
    • 3CR990 is first NIC to include firewall and encryption
    • List price $120
    • All secure NICs managed by policy server ($1000)
    • Planning to release a Gigabit Ethernet version and a notebook version
  • Online Personal Privacy Bill (S 2201)
    • Sponsored by Sen. Fritz Hollings, D-SC
    • Bill defines ?sensitive? and ?non-sensitive? information
    • Permits collection and sale of ?non-sensitive? information
    • Legitimizes the use of spyware
    • This bill does not really protect the consumers
    • Could be used to enforce copyright laws
    • Whitehouse is cool toward the bill
    • Tech Talk recommends that the Bill be canned
  • Fisher-Price Pixter, Palm for Kids
    • Price $45
    • Contains an LCD touchscreen that lets kids draw prictures and play games
    • Palm look and feel only
  • Higher powered IT Departments On the Cheap
    • e-Bay for used equipment
    • Lots of deals for high end equipment
    • Recommend an escrow company
    • Linux OS
    • Google runs a 10,000 Linux server farm
    • Amazon cuts costs from $71M to $54M by going to Linux
  • Microsoft Backs AMDs 64-bit chip
    • Multiprocessor version of Hammer, called Opteron
    • MS Windows already runs on the 32-bit version
    • Will modify Windows to run on the 64-bit version due for release in 2003
    • SuSe Linux Distribution already supports the new chip
  • CIA Warns of Chinese Plans for Cyber-Attacks on US
    • DDOS Attacks may involve emails will extol the virtue of Herbal Viagra
    • Last year 1,200 websites were defaced
    • Not considered serious, just annoying
  • First Dual Band 802.11A/B Access Point Now Available
  • Email
    • AOL Competitive position is harmed by poor customer service
    • Home networking
    • MP3 Files
    • E-filing of taxes endorsed
  • Stratford News
    • Next start is May 28th for all Graduate and Undergraduate programs