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The SirCam Stuff-up 16 October 2001 Edition
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If your PC has been infected by the SirCam worm then today is supposed to be a bad day.

There's a one in 20 chance that the worm will run amok, deleting files and screwing up your system.

However, recent reports indicate that there's a bug in the code and although SirCam is supposed to activate today -- it won't be able to do its damage.

Remember what I said yesterday about virus/worm writers consistently being bad programmers?

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Another Hacking Exemption?
Just who do the recording industry think they are?

The reason I ask is because they have tried to get an amendment added to US law that would effectively indemnify them against any damages or losses created if they were to hack your PC in order to prevent you infringing their copyright.

A massive public outcry seems to have brought them to their senses (slightly) but what on earth possessed them to think they could sneak this kind of draconian amendment through under cover of anti-terrorism changes?

Perhaps it's just as well that the US government has decided to investigate the monopolistic practices of their involvement in the online music business.

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Awards are a great way to attract attention to your website -- if you're the owner of the site dishing out the awards that is :-)

The winners of the 2001 NZ Internet Awards have been announced.

Check out the winners.

While it's always good to see those in the industry acknowledged for their competence and hard work -- how much credibility do awards that exist without the backing of any major sponsor or publisher have?

Why don't you tell me -- which, in your opinion, are the most prestigious awards for Net-based ventures?

There are a few to choose from -- IDG's awards, Netguides's Awards, the NZ Internet Awards, Aardvark's Awards.. etc.

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