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The New York Times is estimated to have spent $40 million to $50 million to construct an elaborate new paywall that will force some users of the site to pay a monthly fee to read paper content. But just days after rolling out a version of the paywall, the newspaper is playing whack-a-mole with loyal readers who have found simple ways around it.

There has been no respite from the tsunami of scam-emails taking advantage of the natural disaster-nuclear meltdown combo punch that is hitting Japan, according to research from Kaspersky Labs.

Security Experts will tell you that one year is a lifetime in the world of online threats and attacks. But eight years after Microsoft introduced its innovative severity rating system for software vulnerability, the company says its original definitions of what makes a software hole important still apply. Security experts aren’t so sure.

From Stop Badware (Maxim Weinstein)

The Canadian House of Commons is considering bill C-27 [gc.ca], the Electronic Commerce Protection Act. In addition to providing civil penalties for unsolicited commercial e-mail (spam) and the unauthorized interception of e-mail (man in the middle attacks), it provides for similar penalties for the unauthorized installation of software.

The specifics of the software installation section of the bill are interesting. Read the full story [stopbadware.org]

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