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Victimized Customers – Botnet’s Triple Edge of Crime

Security pundits and professionals love to extol the badness of how botnets can be used to perpetrate crime. They unhesitatingly point out how operators allow these botnets to exist unintended, taking up resources, bandwidth, server time, and contagion. For the computers infected with the bots, no sympathy. They are core to the evil of the Read More

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Principles of Trans-Oceanic Systems

Interconnecting with Services Providers (SPs) across the ocean is expensive and risky. The cost of the links are often the largest entry in the OPEX budget. All of it in hard currency which leaves the company (vs paying another department inside the SP). The risk to these links is often over looked. Oceanic telecommunications systems Read More

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SPAM Workshop at ITU World Telecom 2006, 8th December, Hong Kong

Details of the Spam workshop program can be found online There was a lot of useful information shared during the sessions especially with case studies from various countries. Mr Luc Mathan, Board member of MAAWG, noted that with NGN there should not just be a focus on spam legislation but on the whole Interrnet legislation. Read More

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Harmful interference from WLAN devices

Harmful Interference Thanksgiving is a big holiday here in the United States so I have been offline for a time catching up and traveling. Whilst I was at my in-laws place, where my husband fixed a new WLAN solution, we found access to be sporadic and unstable. After some trouble shooting, we found that the Read More

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Call for EU Regional Regulatory Body

The issue of having a regional regulatory body was raised again by Viviane Redding, Information Society Commissioner at the EU. Having 25 national authorities going back and forth with the EU as not made it easy for many operators to do business in Europe. She said that such a body could cut the red tape Read More

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Google predicting free phones

Googe CEO Eric Schmidt says consumers would free cell phones – provided they accept targeted advertising. Interesting comment by Google. If mobile ads will lead to free phones, why has successful advertising models not led to free PCs or TV sets. Strange extrapolition if you ask me. Yes, phone are getting cheaper yet the more Read More

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India Telecom 2006, Dec 14-16, 2006

First time ever an international exhibition and conference being organised by Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Govt. of India in association with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Telecom Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (TEMA) scheduled from December 14 – 16, 2006 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi which will focus on technology development & Read More