April Fools' Day roundup
By stretch | Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 10:46 p.m. UTC
I like April Fools' Day. Not for the jokes, so much, but because everyone second-guesses even obviously legitimate news stories. If only people were so discerning every day. Here are my favorites from this year:
- Google launches an effort to colonize Mars
- Gmail adds the ability to send postdated E-mails
- ThinkGeek releases a set of intriguing new products, including a slick Betamax to HD-DVD converter
- Ivan Pepelnjak of the IOS Hints blog discusses an incredible security feature of Cisco's ASR1000
- Richard Bejtlich of Tao Security reports on Cisco's acquisition of Sguil
- Metasploit converts to a closed-source real-time strategy game
- The Computer Academic Underground publishes a zero-day slowly-closing door race condition vulnerability
- F-Secure warns of an unusual new trojan
- RFC 5241
In other news which would otherwise surely be assumed an April Fools' prank, Wireshark hit its historic 1.0.0 milestone yesterday. Congrats, guys!
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