12th > November > 2006 Archive
IE7 'critical update' causes headaches for managed desktop environments
Many organisations use methods to keep a standard look and feel to their computer desktops, with branding, logos, default company websites as home pages and various rights and privilege settings. These "manageable computer desktops" have always been fairly easy to roll-out company-wide, and if any changes were made in a session, they are wiped when the next user logs on.
UK bans denial of service attacks
A law was passed last week that makes it an offence to launch a denial of service attack in the UK, punishable by up to ten years in prison.
E-voting worries focus on failures, not fraud
Major electronic voting machine problems occurred in at least six US states during the country's midterm elections, underscoring that system failure, not fraud, is the biggest issue facing future races, voting-rights activists and technologists said this week.