New UN data base

Yousef has kindly sent this link which he found interesting on Slashdot, announcing a new UN data base set up by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). I would not have found it on my own… The head of DESA, Sha Zukang was a very effective Ambassador for China — his last posting […]

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The UN decides who is a journalist

The UN says that a journalist is someone who is necessarily hierarchically subordinate to an editor. And, the new head of the UN Department of Public Information on the purpose of his job? Protecting the SG. These revelations are reported by Matthew Lee on 28 July on his Inner City Press Blog: “In late June […]

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Report of new hacking attack on UN websites in Asia — another "cyber rattle"

Darren Pauli of Computerworld Australia is reporting that “The United Nations (UN) has been hit by a string of hacking attacks aimed at identity and credit card theft, and building botnet hordes. The attack on the UN Asia Pacific website is believed to originate from the same group responsible for attacks on the US-based Biotechnology [&helli...

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UN Site hacked

Slashdot, a tech site is reporting that the main UN site was hacked using a technique called “SQL Injection”. This well known vulnerability typically occurs when a database-driven site exposes too much information, thus allowing users to manipulate database commands via the URL bar. Also worth noting is the run on expensive, proprietary...

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