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Author: Carolyn Duffy Marsan (PC World) The Public Interest Registry will announce today that it has begun cryptographically signing the .org top-level domain using DNS security extensions known as DNSSEC. DNSSEC is an emerging standard that prevents spoofing attacks by letting Web sites verify their domain names and corresponding IP addresses using digital signatures and public-key encryption. DNSSEC is viewed as the best way to bolster the DNS against vulnerabilities including the Kaminsky Bug, a DNS flaw discovered last summer that allows a hacker to redirect traffic from a legitimate Web site to a fake one without the user knowing.…

Author: Elinor Mills (cnet news) Gumblar, a new attack that compromises Web sites, has added new domain names that are downloading malware onto unsuspecting computers, stealing FTP credentials to compromise more sites, and tampering with Web traffic, a security firm said on Thursday. The Gumblar attack started in March with Web sites being compromised and attack code hidden on them. The malware downloaded onto those sites came from the gumblar.cn domain, a Chinese domain associated with Russian and Latvian IP addresses that were delivering code from servers in the U.K., ScanSafe said last week. As Web site operators cleaned up…

Author: Cameron Chapman (Smashing Mag) Edited by: Ryan Sanders (Poc Network) There are specialized terms referring to all sorts of aspects of web design. For someone just getting started in web design, or someone looking to have a site designed, all the technical jargon can be overwhelming. Especially the acronyms. Below is a guide to industry terms that should get you well on your way to understanding what web designers are talking about. In addition, we’ve provided some resources for each term to give you more in-depth information. A ———————————————— Accessibility Basically, this is the ability of a website to…

Author: Sean Michael Kerner (Internet News) Google Chrome stable is now at version 2.0. Forgive me if I don’t sound too excited, I’ve been running Chrome 2.0 dev-channel (Google has three version of Chrome dev, beta and stable) for months without issue on a test box. But for those that aren’t running the dev-channel Chrome 2.0 is a big step forward. It’s faster, has fewer bugs and oh yeah more features too. The biggest new feature highlighted by Google is support for full-screen mode, something dev-channel Chrome users have enjoyed since since Chrome dev 2.0.166.1 which came out in February.…

IBM has introduced new solid state drives (SSDs) for its enterprise servers that add something long-missing to SSDs: intelligence. New management software can improve performance up to eight-fold and reduce, IBM said, while reducing the amount of storage needed by 80 percent and power consumption by 90 percent. Up to now, the assumption with SSDs has been simply to put them in place of a hard disk and they will function just like one. That may work in an iPhone or laptop, but in the enterprise, it’s not such a good idea. The notion that SSDs can replace high speed…

America Online’s Platform-A tops the U.S. rankings for ad networks. That puts Platform-A ahead of Web heavyweight’s Yahoo’s Ad Network in second-place and Google’s Ad Network, in third, according to a comScore report out today. The research firm also said online ad networks posted double-digit growth while grabbing market share from the big sites that sell ad space. The ranking of the top 25 ad networks based on their reach among U.S. Internet users for April shows AOL/Platform-A reaching 176.5 million Internet users, or 91.5 percent of the total audience, followed by Yahoo Network, with 167.1 million and Google Ad…

Author: Mark Long (News Factor) Mozilla Labs has launched a new browser project that promises to give developers the ability to explore new ways to help Web-site visitors customize and personalize the surfing experience. Featuring support for status bars, tabs, content scripts, and animations, Jetpack is an application programming interface (API) for enabling Web designers to write browser add-ons using technologies they already know, such as HTML, CSS and Javascript. The goal is to allow “anyone who can build a Web site to participate in making the Web a better place to work, communicate and play,” said members of the…

Author: Andy Patrizio (Internet News) Dell has been a notoriously loyal Intel customer, but today it went way off the beaten path with the introduction of Web servers based on VIA Technologies’ Nano processor. The Nano, usually used in netbooks or embedded systems, turned out to be just the ticket for this specific server need. Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) said it had been approached by large customers in the Web hosting space asking for consumer-facing Web servers that didn’t draw a lot of power and need only a fraction of the processing power typically found in servers. “This is not an…

Source: MarketWire (Marketwire) — 05/19/09 — FastSoft, Inc. introduced at the Interop IT Expo the latest product in its E Series line which supports 10Gbps throughput. The E Series EX accelerates TCP traffic 2 to 5 times, speeding up web applications and data transfers, especially for rich media and dynamic content elements. The E Series EX is built on the FastSoft 2.0 platform — a space- and power-saving 1U form factor — which accelerates rich, dynamic content across the Internet. It offers intelligent performance analysis and reporting to help companies improve end-user experience to create greater loyalty and higher web…

Author: Ian Paul, PC World Kumo, next week at The Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things D conference. Ballmer is one of the featured speakers at the conference, which runs from May 26-28 in Carlsbad, California. News that Ballmer could unveil Kumo during the conference broke late yesterday on the All Things D blog and in today’s The Wall Street Journal. Microsoft has officially declined to comment on a Kumo debut, but the fact that the conference sponsors are scooping news on their own event suggests this rumor is either a publicity stunt or true. All Things D will release…

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