Inept crackers stung by intended ‘victim’
A small group of inept crackers fell into a trap set by the Honeynet Project, also featured by SecurityFocus, in which the attackers' own clumsy exploit became an ironic means of eavesdropping on their entire plan.
Is Microsoft.NET contempt of court?
MS on TrialThere is an intriguing possibilty in the Microsoft case that so far seems to have been overlooked - what if the Department of Justice viewed the Microsoft.NET announcement as a contempt of court, and asked the Supreme Court to act accordingly?
Afternic sues ICANN over domain-name status
ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (the US-based outfit that accredits domain name registrars), is being sued by privately-held NYC-based Afternic.com because ICANN will not grant it domain-name registrar status.
MS browser share climbs to new high
If you've been conscientiously referring to Microsoft's near-monopoly of the browser market, you can now safely drop the prefix. Research indicates that IE is now the browser of choice (or no choice, depending on your point of view) for in excess of 80 per cent of the market.
Microsoft describes its Java killer
Microsoft has unveiled the specifications of its would-be Java-killer, C# - aka 'C Sharp'.
BT takes a break
You got to hand it to BT - the telco's certainly got a big heart. This from someone who just couldn't keep their lip buttoned any more.
Palm to support Secure Digital memory card format
Palm is to back the fledgling Secure Digital Memory Card (SDMC) 'solid state floppy' format, supporting the technology in the PalmOS and buidling handhelds with SDMC slots by next year.
Apple forces Web site to drop Mac TV ads
Apple has forced a Web site devoted to lauding the art of the advertiser to pull copies of its Macintosh commercials under threat of legal action.
RIAA counter-sues pernickety Web site over MP3 links
The dreaded Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed a copyright infringement suit in federal district court in New York against MP3Board.com, a site which provides http and ftp search services for, and direct links to, possibly pirated MP3 files.
EU keeps MS antitrust enquiry pot boiling
MS on TenterhooksEuropean competition commissioner Mario Monti delivered a mixed set of hints on the subject of Microsoft and antritrust yesterday. He suggested that if Judge Jackson's conduct restrictions and a split of the company were put into action, that might be enough to satisfy European regulators.
Govt bows to RIP pressure
The Government is expected to table amendments to its email snooping bill today in a bid to ease mounting opposition to the draft legislation.
Chip toolmakers grow fat on soaring CPU demand
The world+dog's demand for chips is having a knock-on effect of the health of chip-making equipment manufacturers. Sales of fabrication kit grew by over 100 per cent in April, according to the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ).
Queen Liz to check out cool science stuff
This afternoon the Queen will open the new Wellcome Wing of the Science Museum in London. This is the largest project at the museum in its 150-year history. The new wing, arranged over four floors, is devoted to contemporary issues in science and technology.
Online dating agencies abuse old chat room gag
Online dating agency Sirius is merging with rivals Dateline and Elite. And to talk up the deal Sirius boss Chris Matthews is trotting out such an old urban myth about meeting someone on the Web that it beggars belief.
Psion to add Bluetooth tech to Compaq kit
Psion Connect, formerly Psion's stricken modem subsidiary Psion Dacom, looks a lot healthier today after its second major Bluetooth deal, with Compaq this time. The company is to develop and supply Bluetooth technology for use in Compaq notebooks and desktops.
Multi-layer storage disks kick DVD's ass
A data storage technique has been developed by Constellation 3D that could wipe the floor with CD and DVD technology.
Belgian asks $1.5 billion for domain names
A Belgian doctor claims his collection of 100,000 domains could be worth a massive $1.5 billion - and he's ready to flog the lot.
Abit's Athlon mainboard gets raved on
The Duron is still getting the better of the Celeron it seems, but that battle is not the only thing on the agenda today.
Modern Urbanists responsible for male menopause
Modern Urbanists are being blamed for the onset of the "male menopause" in middle-aged men.
3Com buys Net radio supplier Kerbango
3Com is to buy Net radio hardware developer Kerbango for $80 million.
Transmeta CPU selected for Linux Net server family
Rebel.com, the company that bought Corel's NetWinder Net server product line, has become Transmeta's latest customer.
The Register hits Networks
If you're unlucky enough to be in the Birmingham area visiting the Networks Telecom 2000 show at the NEC, then help is at hand.