21st > September > 2002 Archive
Two weeks ago the Recording Industry Association of America website was defaced.Twice. Even more embarrassing, the crackers installed pirate music files on the site for download. But how? zone-h.org, a security site-based in Estonia, has uncovered the elementary mistake in RIAA's robot.txt files which gave the crackers their back door. This is our first exposure to Estonian humour. And we like it. The Register is publishing zone-h's entertaining treatment by permission.
A company called Apeera has a vision. It wants to help operators to create a vast mobile phone peer-to-peer (P2P) network. The start-up's application management system is still in its early stages of development, so there's some way to go before vision is turned into reality.
Silence the band and dim the lights, please: the ITU (International Telecommication Union) has published its annual global survey into which country is the most wired for mobile data.