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News Briefs (HTML)
April 2006 (vol. 39 no. 4)
pp. 17-19

Researchers Develop New Chip-Making Technique

Linda Daily Paulson

Scientists have developed an approach for extending current chip-making techniques so that manufacturers can produce semiconductors with smaller feature sizes without expensively retooling their fabrication plants.

Pay-to-Play E-Mail Plan Sparks Controversy

Linda Dailey Paulson

Protests have arisen over a plan by AOL and Yahoo to test a service that lets e-mail senders pay for guaranteed message delivery without subjecting them to spam filtering.

Hackers Strengthen Malicious Botnets by Shrinking Them

Linda Dailey Paulson

To make their attacks more effective by making them harder to detect, hackers are scaling back the size of the networks of infected computers they use to launch malware, denial-of-service, spam, or phishing campaigns.

Index Terms:
Semiconductors, Immersion lithography, Spam, E-mail, Botnets, Malware, Hackers
Citation:
Linda Daily Paulson, "News Briefs," Computer, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 17-19, April 2006, doi:10.1109/MC.2006.136
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