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April Fools Day

Published: 2008-04-01
Last Updated: 2008-04-01 23:13:49 UTC
by Joel Esler (Version: 8)
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As a reminder, today is April 1st, a common day for the pranksters, the tricksters, and a great day to have fun.  However, things to remember today, some of what you read on the interwebz today will be fake.  So, remember to keep your humor about you today as you are out there today.

UPDATE:  I am getting a ton of submissions!  Thanks!  Keep them coming, I'll pick out the really good ones and put them up here. 

DISCLAIMER:  THESE ARE MEANT TO BE FUNNY.  WE DO NOT NECESSARILY ENDORSE THE SITE WE ARE LINKING TO, AND ARE MERELY LINKING.  BROWSE TO THESE SITES AT YOUR OWN RISK!!

P.S.  If you wanna submit some good sites to me that you read, I'll put em up here: 

1) http://www.sophos.com/security/blog/2008/04/1246.html -- RAPIL - a slap in the face for hackers and virus writers

2) http://packetstormsecurity.org/err0r.txt -- Nice password file.

3) http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0804/dextre_sts123_big.jpg -- The astronomy picture of the day from http://apod.nasa.gov

4) http://spool.metasploit.com/pipermail/framework/2008-April/003365.html  -- A nice one from the guys at Metasploit.

5) http://www.caughq.org/advisories/CAU-2008-0001.txt -- A special bulletin on the "Slowly Closing Door Race Condition".

6) http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/bodyadvertising/body_ads.asp -- This has got to be a joke.  Funny one.  Slightly NSFW. (picture of a plumbers crack)

7) http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001411.html -- A new banking trojan from F-secure.   This one GIVES you money.

8) http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/01/ibm_scoble_nano/ -- A new projector from IBM.

9) http://www.securitynewsportal.com/ -- NSFW, so I am not linking to it, (hey, I am looking out for YOU) but SecurityNewPortal has changed to the Naked Security News Portal.

10) http://mail.google.com/mail/help/customtime/index.html -- Send email from the past!  Man!  Sometimes that would be a useful feature!

11)  http://www.thinkgeek.com -- Pretty much all of thinkgeek has been modified. 

12)  http://www.officeformac.com/blog/Announcing-Microsoft-Games-for-Apple-Remote -- Microsoft announces games for the Apple Remote. (Yes that little white thing, I hope this is a joke).

13) http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5241.txt -- RFC5241 - Naming Rights in protocol fields

14) http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/promotions/2008/spring/ -- Future XBox products

15) http://wifinetnews.com/archives/008249.html -- Wifi over Ethernet (802.11af)

16) http://www.infoworld.com/archives/t.jsp?N=s&V=96815 -- A bunch over at Infoworld.

 17) http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/moltencore/ -- WoW the console game.

 

Joel Esler

http://www.joelesler.net

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