Weekend tech reading (2.24)

By on February 23, 2008, 11:50 PM
Disk encryption may not be secure enough, new research finds: Computer scientists have discovered a novel way to bypass the encryption used in programs like Microsoft's BitLocker and Apple's FileVault and then view the contents of supposedly secure files. News.com.

Super-speed Internet satellite blasts off in Japan: Japan launched a rocket Saturday carrying a satellite that will test new technology that promises to deliver "super high-speed Internet" service to homes and businesses around the world. CNN.

Game Developers Conference Picks & Pans: From terrible and terrific technology to big business ideas, PC World picks the best and worst of this year's Game Developers Conference. PC World.

Hackers Exploiting Facebook, MySpace Plug-ins: If you use Internet Explorer (versions 6 or 7) to browse the Web, listen up: Criminals are starting to exploit security holes in several widely installed IE plug-ins to plant invasive software when users are coerced or tricked into visiting one of several Web sites. Washington Post.

Netscape R.I.P. The rise and fall of Netscape is a reminder of just how quickly technology changes and a warning to approach battles against Microsoft cautiously. WSJ.

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