24th May 2003 Archive
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Canada's University of Calgary is to run a course in writing malicious computer viruses. Computer Viruses and Malware focuses on "developing malicious software such as computer viruses, worms and Trojan horses". It kicks off in the autumn. Course leader Dr. John Aycock,is said to have convinced the University to authorise …
Security 24 May 2003, 10:10
UK member of 'Shadows Brotherhood'
A former school governor and ex-local councillor is starting a two year jail sentence for downloading more than 42,000 paedophilic images, including 2,500 movies. Alec Dyer-Atkins from Northampton was arrested last year after a worldwide sweep (dubbed Operation Twins) by the UK's National Hi-Tech Crime Unit and other overseas …
Media 24 May 2003, 10:12
US lawmakers finally appear to be losing their patience over spam, with unsolicited e-mail now costing American business billions of dollars every year. The Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, John McCain, told a Senate hearing on spam that e-mail had fundamentally changed the way people …
Security 24 May 2003, 10:27
NVidia rocked by benchmark scandal
Benchmark firm Futuremark has uncovered extensive cheating by NVidia in its 3DMark03 suite. After an initial report at ExtremeTech, Futuremark revisited the tests and discovered eight instances of cheating, which improved the performance of NVidia's Detonator FX and WHQL drivers by as much as 24.1 per cent. But NVidia achieved …
Personal 24 May 2003, 22:38
- Review Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Proof the pen is mightier?
- Nuke plants to rely on PDP-11 code UNTIL 2050!
- Spin doctors brazenly fiddle with tiny bits in front of the neighbours
- Game Theory Out with a bang: The Last of Us lets PS3 exit with head held high
- Flash flaw potentially makes every webcam or laptop a PEEPHOLE