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Different approach to intrusion detection touted

A security firm has put together two intrusion detection products to create technology it says takes a different approach to defending against hack attacks.
John Leyden, 09 Mar 2001
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Intel puts dicks in legal vice

The chip company which once tried to trademark the letter 'i', a squiggly loop and the word surfboard, has now turned its attention to a retired group of private dicks, otherwise known as investigators.
Mike Magee, 09 Mar 2001
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AMD Athlon 1.33/1.3GHzs arrive

HWRoundup Yes, the Japanese market, once more, has advance news, pictures and even product, with good old Pricewatch showing 1.33GHz and 1.3GHz Athlons for sale in Old Akihabara. You'll probably see these in London's Tottenham Court Road in about 1000 years...
Mike Magee, 09 Mar 2001
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Russian Mafia uses NT flaws to raid Internet banks

Eastern European crackers have spent a year systematically exploiting known NT vulnerabilities to raid online banking and ecommerce systems.
John Leyden, 09 Mar 2001
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AOL UK and BT slug it out on telly

The row between AOL UK and BT over the roll-out and allocation of ADSL spilled onto TV screens last night as the two corporate giants went head-to-head in front of an audience of millions.
Tim Richardson, 09 Mar 2001
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MS co-opts Stardock for WinXP skins

Microsoft has blessed WindowBlinds by giving XP beta testers access to WindowsBlinds XP. Stardock's Brad Wardell assures us that this should by no means be viewed as official endorsement ("It's a very unofficial, casual thing") - but as we see it having your code on Microsoft's beta code servers is a lot nicer than not having it there.
Andrew Orlowski, 09 Mar 2001
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WorldCom to axe 1000 European jobs

WorldCom is to slash 1000 jobs in Europe on the insistence of bosses in the US.
Tim Richardson, 09 Mar 2001
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Apple patents desktop themes

Microsoft's plan to providing Windows XP (aka Whistler) with interface themes (aka skins) may be knocked on the head by Apple, which has patented desktop themes.
Tony Smith, 09 Mar 2001
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More WinXP code leaks onto Web, with pix

Just a few days after Microsoft released the latest external beta build of Windows XP, number 2446, what looks like an internal build seems to be breaking loose - and there are pictures. From Microsoft's point of view the leaking of build 2454 is surely a more serious matter for Microsoft than previous code escapes, which have tended to be of external builds.
John Lettice, 09 Mar 2001
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Apple event to sell MacOS X midnight 23/24 March

Want to get your hands on MacOS X as early as possible? Apple UK will be selling its next-generation operating system as soon as the clock chimes midnight on Friday 23 March.
Tony Smith, 09 Mar 2001
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Cyber Patrol unblocks The Register

SurfControl, owner of Cyber Patrol, told us by email today that it has removed The Register from its CyberNot list of banned sites.
Drew Cullen, 09 Mar 2001
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BT becomes ninth UK ICANN-accredited registrar

British Telecom - the Great Satan of Broadband - has just received the royal seal of approval from ICANN as a registrar. Now it can join the party, fill ICANN and Network Solutions' coffers and register .coms, .nets and .orgs.
Kieren McCarthy, 09 Mar 2001
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HP hacks rack and stack server prices

Hewlett-Packard has slashed more than a quarter off the price for its recently introduced line of high-density ultra-thin NT servers.
John Leyden, 09 Mar 2001
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Software download sites vulnerable to fraudsters

Online retailers which sell software by download could be brought down by fraudsters, a Web commerce company claims.
Drew Cullen, 09 Mar 2001
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IBM e-commerce platforms vulnerable to password cracker

IBM WebSphere and Net.Commerce users have been advised to tighten up cryptographic security after the release on the Internet of a hacking tool that can crack administrator passwords.
John Leyden, 09 Mar 2001
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Captain Cyborg: I'm embarrassed to speak

Ladies and gentlemen, disassociate your brain, suspend your rationality and lie back because Captain Cyborg is back and this time he's... well, he's... talking the same garbage he always does.
Kieren McCarthy, 09 Mar 2001
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Handspring Edge to launch Monday

Handspring's latest PalmOS PDA, the Visor Edge, will be launched on Monday, just a week after Palm's upgraded consumer palmtop, the m100, was unveiled and a week ahead of the arrival of the high end Palm m500 and colour m505.
Tony Smith, 09 Mar 2001
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Calling letsbuydope.com

They say that honesty is always the best policy. Possibly not, however, in the case of the man who recently placed an employment wanted ad in the Toronto Financial Post.
Lester Haines, 09 Mar 2001
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FOTW Flames part I and II

It's been a bumper week in the Vulture Central asbestos-lined flame pit. First up is Stuart. We think that Stuart is referring to John Lettice's recent piece Appeals court poised for shock 'MS entirely innocent' ruling. Whatever the truth, Stuart has issues. And he thinks that John is called Lewis. Lewis Lettice? We like it:
Lester Haines, 09 Mar 2001
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Orlowski ‘deserves Pulitzer prize’

CPRM on ATA - Full Coverage
Lester Haines, 09 Mar 2001
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Lovely Lucy leaves The Reg

You may have noticed that the debonair Lucy Sherriff has not been providing her daily insights into hardware, security and random Internet sex stories in the last week. This is for the simple reason that she has upped and left the esteemed organ that is The Reg. Initial concerns were that her belly-button piercing may …
Kieren McCarthy, 09 Mar 2001
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AOL dodges child porn lawsuit

AOL has escaped a lawsuit in the US after one of its subscribers used the ISP's service to sell child porn.
Linda Harrison, 09 Mar 2001
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Catechumen thrown to lions

Are Christian games better than secular shoot'-em-ups?
Lester Haines, 09 Mar 2001
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Intel deems SiS worthy of P4 chipset licence

Taiwan's Silicon Integrated Systems has been granted one of Intel's Pentium 4 chipset licences.
Tony Smith, 09 Mar 2001
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VIA to get 0.13 micron Cyrix III out ahead of Intel Tualatin

The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will fab the next-but-one version of VIA's Cyrix III processor, codenamed the C5C and dubbed Ezra.
Tony Smith, 09 Mar 2001
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Visually challenged throw down gauntlet

Geeks penalised by Budget
Lester Haines, 09 Mar 2001
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Peace breaks out among BT and rival operators

The different factions of the UK's telecoms and Internet industries are to bury the hatchet in an unprecedented show of unity.
Tim Richardson, 09 Mar 2001
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DRAM drama: cheaper than beer

It is cheaper to buy a DRAM chip than a beer with the way memory prices have been nosediving this month.
Linda Harrison, 09 Mar 2001
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Cisco to reduce headcount

Updated: Cisco is planing to cut its headcount by five per cent as part of its plan to adjust to a slowdown in sales in the networking industry.
John Leyden, 09 Mar 2001
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Memory Plus MBO

Memory Plus has been bought via a management buyout for £800,000 cash.
Linda Harrison, 09 Mar 2001
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AMD and Intel – who said what?

AMD, Intel fight wars using memory chips
Lester Haines, 09 Mar 2001
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MS eBay auction hypocrisy?

Secondhand Office 97 seller to sue after MS pulls eBay auction
Lester Haines, 09 Mar 2001
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Putin not bombed on magic mushrooms

Putin 'bares all' in first Russian president Webcast
Lester Haines, 09 Mar 2001
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Readers' Letters Praise the Lord!

Are Christian games better than secular shoot'-em-ups?
Lester Haines, 09 Mar 2001
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The Cyber Patrol saga: you have your say

Well, you may well have noticed that we had a spot of bother with SurfControl this week. It decided in its wisdom to block us as some kind of evil Web site because we wrote a story about a company that had made some software to bypass its filtering software.
Kieren McCarthy, 09 Mar 2001
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Time rolls out a £379 PC inc VAT

Time Computers has launched a range of home PCs starting at £379.
Linda Harrison, 09 Mar 2001
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EU denies rumours NSA has broken its encryption system

Paranoia is alive and well at the European Union (EU) Commission, which has been forced to officially deny its encryption system has been compromised by the NSA (National Security Agency).
John Leyden, 09 Mar 2001
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IR35 High Court date set

The Professional Contractors Group has been given the date of its legal battle at the High Court regarding the IR35 tax legislation. From Tuesday to Thursday next week (13 to 15 March), the PCG will make its case as to why the law, introduced in the 1999 budget, should be overturned.
Kieren McCarthy, 09 Mar 2001
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Acer turns green at the gills

Vulture Central always views corporate makeovers with suspicion. As reported in Corel in transcendental makeover, such shenanigans mean one of three things: The company has gone all touchy-feely Its logo has upset the Taliban It's heading for titsup.com. So, Acer shareholders should be nervous about their company's new …
Lester Haines, 09 Mar 2001
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Brightmail shifts spam/e-mail virus battle to ISPs

Spam-busting outfit Brightmail may not have room for new individual subscribers, but it's pressing the battle into the corporate, ISP (Internet service provider) and ASP (application service provider) arenas.
Thomas C Greene, 09 Mar 2001
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Biometric spy CEO claims privacy enhanced

The facial recognition technology used on 72,000 unsuspecting football fans at this year's Super Bowl enhanced, rather than injured, individual privacy, the CEO of the company behind the controversial system argued at the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts Wednesday. "That was a significant …
Kevin Poulsen, 09 Mar 2001
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Cyberpunk webcam Net lit

Short Story Here's The Reg's third stab at bringing culture and literature into our readers lives. We're giving you yet another exclusive tale from The New English Library Book of Internet Stories.
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Icy You…Juicy Me – page 4

by Pat Cadigan The words seemed to hang in the air around her. Like on the old Groucho Marx show she'd seen tapes of. You Bet Your Life. That funny bird that came down: Say the secret word and win an extra hundred dollars. Well, you just said it. It's a whole bunch of words, but call it an adjustment for inflation. The calm …
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Icy You…Juicy Me – page 2

by Pat Cadigan Well, of course he knew. The camera was probably in plain sight, like any other camera among the multitude of cameras in New York City. Every large city had them for traffic or police surveillance, and now, finally, for the entertainment of web surfers. Kremlin Cam-beautiful view, but too distant for Darcy's …
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Icy You…Juicy Me – page 3

by Pat Cadigan Darcy looked down at herself and burst out laughing. So he saw her. At forty, she actually wasn't half bad-Pilates had been invented for prisoners, even the virtual kind. But all that aside-he was a crazy guy. Who knew what he saw, or what he thought he was seeing? Maybe he only thought he was seeing her, period …