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Hackers Hit Internet Giant VeriSign

Firm is responsible for delivering people to more than half of all websites

(Newser) - Hackers managed to break into the servers of a crucial web company responsible for delivering users to more than half the websites in the world. VeriSign doesn't believe the attackers infiltrated its Domain Name System network—which is responsible for directing traffic to .com, .net, and .gov addresses on... More »

Dotcom Web Domain Turns 25

In 1985, 6 were registered; now, it's 668K a month

(Newser) - The .com Internet domain name celebrates its 25th anniversary today, and despite some rather sluggish early years the Web address has turned into a strapping young suffix indeed. A Cambridge, Mass., tech firm snatched up the first dotcom address in 1985, and was joined by just 5 other companies in... More »

AP Sues News Site for Copyright Infringement

Says Moreover uses copy sans permission

(Newser) - The Associated Press is taking news aggregator Moreover to court, for allegedly posting and archiving AP wire stories without permission. The lawsuit filed yesterday in federal court demands a stop to the practice and unspecified damages. The service doesn’t fall under fair use, in the AP's eyes, because Moreover... More »

Credit Cards Take a Swipe at Identity Theft

The secret agent take on fraud: passwords that self-destruct

(Newser) - Hello, Mission Impossible: Credit cards may soon feature tiny LCD screens that display a temporary password at the push of a button. The password, valid for only 30 seconds, is meant to deter online fraud and identity theft. More »

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