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News Briefs (HTML)
February 2006 (vol. 39 no. 2)
pp. 21-23
False Domain-Name Database Information Plagues Internet
The lack of success with efforts to correct inaccuracies in the whois database could pose a problem for Internet security.

New Worm Chats Up Its Victims

Hackers have written what is apparently the first instant messaging-based worm that ?chats? with potential victims.

Will We Access the Internet via Gas Pipes?

If successful, the proposed broadband-in-gas technology would inexpensively provide the additional bandwidth required to deliver new video applications such as HDTV through natural-gas pipes, even when fuel is passing through them.

Index Terms:
Internet security, Domain names, IM.Myspace04.AIM, Hackers, Internet security, Instant messaging, Broadband services
Citation:
Linda Dailey Paulson, "News Briefs," Computer, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 21-23, Feb. 2006, doi:10.1109/MC.2006.67
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