Friday, July 14, 2006

Chinese team cracks Skype protocol ... Judge gives suit against Google another shot

Today's IT News Audio Update
Chinese team cracks Skype protocol ... Judge gives suit against Google another shot ... U.S. states sue DRAM maker on price fixing


HIGHLIGHTS

News: Chinese company claims Skype protocol cracked
News: DRAM makers face price fixing suit from 34 states
News: Judge gives suit against Google another shot
News: Phishers try to beat banks' strong authentication
Opinion: WIKIs - a tipping point for the Web?
ITwhirled: A great geek T-shirt could be yours. Learn how!


NEWS UPDATES

Chinese company claims Skype protocol cracked
Skype Ltd. is dismissing a claim by a small team of Chinese engineers who say they have reverse engineered the protocol used for Skype Internet phone calls.

DRAM makers face price fixing suit from 34 states
California and 33 other U.S. states plan to file a joint antitrust lawsuit against seven DRAM (dynamic RAM) makers over alleged price fixing, adding to industry woes amid an ongoing federal investigation that has already led to $731 million in fines.

Judge gives suit against Google another shot
A federal judge Thursday gave a company suing Google Inc. a chance to amend its complaint before he decides whether to dismiss the case.

Phishers try to beat banks' strong authentication
Scammers have found a way around new token-based authentication systems that have been adopted by some banks. Over the past few weeks, approximately 35 phishing Web sites have been set up that use the new attack.

China jails journalist over Internet articles
Chinese authorities have jailed a journalist for two years for posting articles that were critical of Chinese society and called for democratic reforms on the Internet, a media watchdog group said Thursday.

Study: Wi-Fi users are no freeloaders
Offering free Wi-Fi can get a café more customers, and they're browsers not table-hogs, according to a study of Paris coffee shops.


OPINION

WIKIs - a tipping point for the Web?
By Sean McGrath

If the Web was a botanical thing, what would it look like? Something like ivy perhaps? A life form that spreads itself by inter-twining with all other matter in its wake. A life form that latches on to any opportunity that comes its way to spread itself even further afield.

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