A trademark dispute erupts over the word "Internet." The secret intelligence services invented public-key crypto years before Diffie and Hellman. More entries for the TBTF Exclusionary Sites Hall of Shame. Phil Zimmermann sells PGP to a key recovery company. Internet Explorer 4.01 -- it fixes bugs, it provides accessibility, it munches disk. An English court rules against domain-name hoarders. A spineless spammer bids to acquire some backbone. Denial of service: LAND attack crashes TCP stacks. Should cookie files be public records? Which part of make no law don't you understand? Another Pacific island is registering domain names. Ganging up on Microsoft: et tu, Nader? The buffer overrun is #15 on the TBTF 1997 list of MSIE security bugs. Sun cheats on a Java benchmark, says it was all a mistake. Random numbers from Lava Lite lamps. 56-bit RC5 is broken in a massive distributed computation. Is Internet Explorer a virus? Stop that Pentium II at the border. How does Microsoft really see Java? Microsoft security exploit #14 risks IE4 users' data. IE4 causes an uproar among blind users. The Spam King sets the chutzpah meter to 11. Sun sues Microsoft over Java incompatibility. The House of Representatives scrutinizes domain naming. Alice encounters a fabled kingdom whose citizens can export only square wheels.
The Communications Decency Act's patently offensive provision is unconstitutional. Learning good design by studying bad: meet the Web Pages That Suck. The earth has another fellow traveller besides the moon. microsoft.com had been hard to reach and hackers are part of the reason why. 56-bit DES has been cracked for the first time in the largest cooperative Internet calculation ever. The Pacific island of Tonga has hung out its shingle in competition with Network Solutions, Inc. Signs and portents that the Administration is losing the battle to control encryption. A Dane finds a nasty Netscape bug but gets no bounty. What's new in the fight against spam. A new way to crash Windows machines at a distance -- WinNuke spreads on the Net. Prominent cryptographers study the costs of key recovery and say we can't afford it. How to make a cup of coffee compute. The International Ad Hoc Committee's Memorandum of Understanding is signed, but opposition mounts. Windows Magazine de-lists MS Office 97 and MS Outlook. The largest ISPs start to charge the mid-sized ones. Bill invites a hundred CEOs to see his new house. The IAHC nervously watches governments belatedly grapple with domain naming. An ODBC update opens a security hole in MS Office 97. Sun suborned an ActiveX hack. The hooks and hingles of the world. EE Times spotlights a wannabe Microsoft security issue #8, but the company refutes it. Austria goes dark to protest a too-little, too-much police action. Will online gambling clean up before Congress shuts it down? Can they shut it down? Does Alta Vista see all, know all? Not hardly.
The Supreme Court hears CDA arguments . Microsoft struggles to address three more security exploits. Reports from two conferences: Financial Cryptography '97 and VRML '97. javElink does Web notification right. A new group directly challenges the IANA for stewardship of Internet names. Microsoft scrambles to plug three security holes found by college students. Now you can get true random numbers delivered to your browser. Coming soon: spam so personalized, they're hoping you speak at least one of the languages in the email. Online Design, Inc. sues IANA and IAHC over the .web domain. The state of encryption regulation outside the U.S. How much will HTTP 1.1 speed up the Web? IAHC adds seven top-level domains. A demonstration of an illicit funds transfer via ActiveX. In Java math all architectures are not created equal. Who is the NaughtyRobot and why is it telling me lies? A new NT security hole and a workaround. RSA's 40-bit challenge is broken immediately. Netscape's Easter eggs. Windows NT outsells Unix in 1996 -- or does it? Network Solutions Inc. is making a botch of the domain-name business. Macromedia acquires FutureWave. The Commerce Department's EAR replaces ITAR. RSA says: break my cipher, please. What was the Saturn-like object near Comet Hale-Bopp?