Category Archives: News

Switch.ch / NIC Blocking WHOIS Requests

Since 2002, when Microsoft abused Switch’s WHOIS Service they’ve introduced very strict policies and technical baffles.

Today I tried to lookup a .CH domain using whois.nic.ch – without success:

They seem to block requests based on subnets, not on IPs, so all I got was:

[Querying whois.nic.ch]
[whois.nic.ch]
The number of requests per client per time interval is
restricted. You have exceeded this limit.
Please wait a moment and try again.

Air Force One Exposed

As the SF Chronicle reports, there is a website, exposing Air Force One’s inner workings.

Well.. Here you go: Page 69: Link

Update: Link is down, but I’ve got the PDF anyway 😉

Follow Up: Xbox Hackable After All?

As a video on youtube show, it has been done. The Xbox 360 is hackable and has been hacked. Now the BIOS has not been flashed yet – the hack shown is using a hacked DVD drive using a modified Firmware. All you need to hack is a Firmware writer, but sooner or later you will get either hacked drives to buy or pre-hacked xboxes I guess – see you on ebay!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyZQ4k7Bi-8

Goole Books

As an entry in their Help Center states, Google is having a partner program for publishers, who may grant ‘online access’ to their books.
http://books.google.com/support/partner/bin/answer.py?answer=34596&hl=en_US