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Has Osama Bin Laden been captured? Not yet. But you will be, if you're dumb enough to click on the link in the message. Ted Richardson shares his experience tracking down the culprit... with a little help from Alex Eckelberry, Paul Laudanski, Chris Gunn and Patrick Jordan. Gee. Sometimes it really does take a village.
When eBay's CEO Meg Whitman sends you a personal letter, it's only polite to respond... especially when it's about one of her pet crusades: Net Neutrality. Unfortunately, I discovered that her mail server could send mail, but appeared to be incapable of accepting replies. "Must be a DNS goof-up," thought I. So I posted my personal reply right here. Please don't read it if you are not Meg Whitman. It's personal.
Most folks don't know that the zombie capital of the world isn't China or the USA. It's the European Union, by a long shot. The secret has been kept by well-meaning reporters who are living in the past, preserving each European state as an individual unit, as opposed to the EU as a full-fledged competitor on par with China and the US. Sometimes, it seems, the EU is treated like Rodney Dangerfield. It can't get any respect... even from its very best friends.
A month after anti-virus techs gave Yahoo's abuse team a "heads-up" about a website that appeared to be narrowly phishing Yahoo subscribers, the website is still active. The a/v gurus are scratching their heads wondering why the site hasn't even appeared on global blocklists. Email Battles runs through current anti-phishing techniques and shortcomings, then tells you how one website successfully warned about the alleged scam.