Overheard: Word of the Day:

October, 2008


October 30, 2008  6:44 PM

Overheard: Killing zombies in the LAN of the Dead



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
botnets, zombie army

zombieadc2.jpg Before a zombie hunter can kill some zombies he has to find them. In the movies the hero can listen for low...

October 30, 2008  3:37 PM

Overheard: Botnets and online poker



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
botnets, phishing, zombie army

poker_cards.jpg There are myriad ways hackers can cash out once they have obtained stolen bank accounts or credit card...


October 30, 2008  11:52 AM

Overheard: Kicking the Unified Communication tires



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
communication portal, Forrester, unified communication

ellen-daley2.gif The interest in Unified Communication seems to be driven by an enhanced focus on increasing productivity...


October 28, 2008  2:15 PM

Overheard: AJAX, ARAX, APAX, APhpAX, etc.



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Ajax, APAX, APhpAX, Arax, Microsoft, Silverlight

ben-galbraith-bw.jpg If this [ARAX] is about using Silverlight to host client-side browser scripting in Ruby, it's...


October 28, 2008  11:15 AM

Overheard: Overlay ads beat out pre-roll ads for viewer’s attention



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Google, Marketing, Video

neuro.jpg In a study released Thursday, Google and MediaVest used NeuroFocus findings to show that overlay ads appearing in YouTube...


October 27, 2008  1:34 PM

Overheard: Who will be the first cabinet-level CTO?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
broadband, CTO, National CTO, Technology

white-house.jpg A month or so ago the question of whether the next president should have a CTO came up in a work conversation...


October 23, 2008  2:43 PM

Overheard: Is putting your anti-virus app in the cloud really a good idea?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Cloud AV, Cloud computing, Nathan McFeters, Security

nathan_mcfeters.jpg Here’s the thing with cloud computing -- it has awesome potential for good, but it’s really going...


October 22, 2008  7:06 PM

Overheard: Using disposable email accounts to see who’s selling your name



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
disposable email accounts, Email, Spam

sharon-hurley-hall.jpg One good reason to use disposable email addresses is that it makes it easy to identify who has...


October 22, 2008  3:34 PM

Overheard: Where do you keep your honeypot?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
botnets, honeypot, Malware, Microsoft

john_markoff.jpg The door to the room simply reads “the lab.” Inside are racks of hundreds of processors and terabytes...


October 22, 2008  2:57 PM

Overheard: Stealth layoffs at Yahoo



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
holiday, IT budgeting, IT layoffs, Technology, Yahoo

pink_slip.jpg By disguising layoffs as negative reviews, Yahoo management may push employees to leave, sans...


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