Networking

Storm Botnet Sends Record 57 Million Emails (2007)

A botnet is a collection of software robots, or bots, that run automatically on groups of "zombie" computers controlled remotely by hackers. One of the most notorious botnets in hacking history, the so-called "Storm" botnet was named for the storm-related subject lines initially employed by its infectious emails. Of the billions of virus messages sent out by this botnet, 57 million were sent in one day alone. By September 2007, the botnet is believed to have been running on how many computers?

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Nikola Tesla Designs Smart Phones 1926

"When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do his will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket." -Nikola Tesla, 1926

Too sad to be a lie.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/05/upskirting-photo-voyeurism-to-carry-1-year-jail-term-in-oregon/

The Senate's action comes three months after a 61-year-old Oregon man was acquitted of taking photos with his mobile phone up the skirt of a 13-year-old girl at a Target store in suburban Portland. Washington County Circuit Court Judge Eric Butterfield said defendant Patrick Buono did not break any Oregon privacy laws when taking the pictures because the girl was clothed and in a public place.

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