Open Standards Are Threatening Our Power
and Water Supplies!
Barry Munns, an
Austrailian senior technology auditor, has raised
concerns about his profession's awareness of the risks
posed by critical infrastructure operators' shift from
proprietary systems to open standards-based structures
for the management of tasks such as remote control or
monitoring of infrastructure, such as substations or
Veterans ID Protection Act
measure will require the VA to provide one year of free
credit monitoring and a free annual credit report for
the next two years to veterans who are affected by this
security breach. The measure also seeks to authorize
$1.25 billion to implement the program for the first
Bluetooth SIG drafting Medical Device
Your Bluetooth-enabled PC or handset
will soon be able to do more than just stream audio and
sync data, as the SIG responsible for the wireless
protocol has announced a forthcoming profile that will
enable pairing with health and fitness monitoring
Optena Joined Open Management
Optena Corp. today joined Open
Management Consortium. Optena believes that there is lot
of standardization work need to done at operating system
and server monitoring and management space. There are
zillion file formats for network and server
configuration in addition to application configurations.
Making the IPod More
Apple Computer and Nike's new
iPod-sneaker combination for monitoring exercise could
be just the first of several activity-aware applications
for the iPod -- and maybe even a new gesture interface
that uses movement to select songs or adjust the volume.
Is your blog online? See it from your
Have a look at this free tool for
monitoring your blog... It tests your site from
different locations, and alert you via email, GTalk or
sms... It has this Widget, so that you can have your
sites and blogs under control. It gives you also data
about timings. With this tool you can now talk with your
ISPs with evidence.
RightMark CPU Clock Utility
a small GUI application designed for real-time CPU
frequency, throttling and load level monitoring and
on-the-fly adjustment of the CPU performance level on
supported CPU models via processor's power management
model-specific registers (MSRs).
Solar spacecraft gets new lease of
New funding for the Solar and
Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft will extend
its mission to spy on the Sun to at least December
2009.The Sun-monitoring mission is jointly operated by
NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), and blasted
off on 2 December 1995. It was originally planned to
operate until April 2007.
A tool for Network
ActiveXperts Network Monitor is
the leading solution for monitoring all aspects of your
LAN and WAN servers, workstations and devices.
Carders Scam Spammers
sponsors are complaining about been ripped off, a factor
that allowed net security firm CipherTrust to identify
the new ruse during the course of its work monitoring
online spam and fraud forums.
New Space Observations Poised to Save
Lives from Floods, Landslides
floods wreak havoc, and are especially felt in parts of
the world without extensive flood and rainfall
monitoring ground networks. Using a variety of advanced
new observations from space, scientists are beginning to
build early warning systems with potentially global
130 Filesharer Homes
"Today, 130 homes have been raided in
Germany under the allegation of filesharing. Law
enforcement agencies had been monitoring an
eDonkey-Server for two months. 3500 identified users are
being investigated. Searches took place when users
shared more than 500 files."
PerfMonitor is a
processor performance monitoring tool. It allows to
track the frequency of 4 events choosen in a set of
Judge OKs MS anti-trust
The Judge presiding over the
Microsoft anti-trust settlement has agreed to a request
by both parties to continue monitoring the company for
an additional two years.
AT&T Whistle-Blower's Evidence for
Wired has posted the complete
statement of evidence ( of massive scale warrantless NSA
Spying) that AT&T tried to suppress for the pending
EFF lawsuit. (This relates to the NSA domestic Internet
monitoring, not the NSA domestic phone call monitoring.)
The Ultimate Net Monitoring
The equipment that former AT&T
technician Ed Klein learned was installed in the NSA
"secret room" in AT&T's San Francisco switching
office isn't some sinister Big Brother box designed
solely to help governments eavesdrop on citizens'
LG Plasma TV 42PX4RV
LG Plasma TV 42PX4RV
offers a clear, life-like, vivid monitoring. LG insists
on marking a new period in delivering splendid picture
and sound on a large screen. LG Plasma TV 42PX4RV, with
this unique noble masterpiece, you can experience your
imagination by the life-like picture.
ServersCheck sues google
ServersCheck, the Leuven supplier
of monitoring software and hardware for
ICT-infrastructure, confirms the article in the Belgian
newspaper De Standaard and will begin its case against
Google Benelux at the commercial court in Leuven today.
Wireless Camera System
eye on the kids, the pool, the backyard or even your
office. This 2.4 Ghz wireless monitor is a great
solution for your monitoring needs. $39.99
Hard Drive Monitoring
Your relatives' photos, your tourist
videos, your diary and notebook, messages from friends,
business information and documents - are you ready to
lose it all at once?
Systems Managment VMWARE Appliance -
This is a link to a blog article that
talks about a new VMWARE based systems management and
monitoring image. The entire system is based on Open
Source software (except for VMWARE) and is available for
download, the companies name is OpenESM - their
sourceforge site has other software too.
Antibacterial substances untracked in
Tons of chemicals in
antibacterial soaps are being released into the
environment, yet no government agency is monitoring them
or regulating them in water supplies or food. According
to a new study, about 75% of a potent bacteria-killing
chemical that people flush down their drains ends up in
sludge spread on farm field.
Warm Watts for Wireless
new generator that produces electricity from small
variations in temperature could turn people into power
packs for medical implants and clear the way for complex
wireless monitoring systems."
Researchers are developing hand-held
acoustic arthritis detector.
working to adapt the device that engineers use to detect
unsafe buildings and bridges for monitoring arthritis.
While MRIs and Ultrasound are already used for this they
are bulky and too costly for most doctors to have in the
office. Early results are encouraging, but they still
have a bit of work ahead.
Free credit monitoring for PayPal
PayPal is offering free Equifax
credit monitoring to their users - this is a nice perk
and certianly worth it. More information here
SOA Software acquires Blue
SOA Software is the largest pure-play
SOA software vendor and they just got bigger with their
acquisition of Blue Titan. This is an interesting
acquisition in that SOA Software has been positioned in
the governance space and Blue Titan, with their Network
Director product, is more of a services mediation and
Laying the 'Groundwork': Open Source
management/monitoring tools like HP's OpenView and IBM's
Tivoli have lots of bells and whistles, but they're
complex and at times not all that easy to maintain, says
Groundwork's marketing VP Tony Barbagallo. The company's
open source network management offering covers
must-haves for the mid-sized business.