Webwire: Iran blamed for SSL attack; Google delays Honeycomb code
An attack on the SSL security system, involving spoofing certificates from companies including Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Skype, is believed to have originated in Iran.
Google has delayed providing the source code of its Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” platform, stating more work needs to be done to make it suitable for use in smartphones as well as tablets.
Optus, Australia’s second-largest operator, has slammed proposed changes to the NBN project that would allow NBN Co to offer retail services directly. Optus argues the changes could destroy attempts to offer a level playing field to all Australian telcos.
Microsoft snapped up 666,624 IPv4 web addresses from the defunct Nortel Networks for $7.5 million (€5.2 million), prompting speculation a lucrative grey market in the outgoing web addresses is emerging.
Korea is reaping the benefits of a slowdown in Japanese consumer electronics components production caused by the recent natural disasters in the country.