BT is running a misleading and panic-inducing ad on its site in which running too many products on a phone line causes a fire.
The EU body representing the fifteen member governments has blessed plans which will allow police to demand ISPs and telcos retain transmission records for seven years. Currently ISPs and telcos retain the records for several weeks only for billing purposes.
Broadband users are to be given greater choice over which modem they use in the UK with the introduction of a "wires-only" version of ADSL from BT Wholesale.
Hotmail and Yahoo! have patched their web-based email services to guard against becoming vectors for the spread of mass-mailing viruses.
This one has possibly been doing the rounds for a while, but it still tickled our fancy:
Down the years we've been accused of just about every sort of bias going. One minute we're doing a hatchet job on MS, the next we're Bill gates' running dog lackeys. You think we're anti-Intel? Not this week - they just bought the company.
A security firm headed by a former KGB agent has come under fire for claims its forthcoming products provide the ultimate solution to computer security problems.
The UK government e-Envoy, he of the Microsoft-only Government portal, seems to have got religion after all. In what unkind individuals might term one of the great u-turns of our time, an open source approach to PKI currently looks very close to being adopted for the second round of PKI interoperability trials, to be conducted by the UK Communications-Electronics Security Group [CESG] later this year.
Wireless keyboards are insecure and hackers can sniff-out every password you type on them.
Network ICE has responded angrily to claims by security consultant Steve Gibson that its product, BlackICE Defender is "lame" and claims that it is "actually good for something fly in the face of logic and reality".
The CTO of Network ICE, Robert Graham, has been in touch to support his BlackICE firewall product following recent criticisms by security consultant Steve Gibson that it's not up to the job.
Crackers could ferret their way into a victim's email by exploiting the way that Exchange 2000 allows users to access their in-boxes over the Web.
Companies are frightened about the risk to their reputations when they embark on e-commerce projects.
Internet vandals have created an email-borne virus which attempts to trick users into spreading it by promising pictures of Miss World candidates.
We learned today that Michael Hauben, who coined the term Netizen, died suddenly in New York on Wednesday.
Anti-virus firms are fielding a large number of calls after a message warning of a virus called SULFNBK.EXE began circulating in large numbers on the Internet.
A flaw in the web-based email services run by the likes of Yahoo! and Hotmail makes them conduits through which mass mailing email viruses can rapidly spread over the Internet.
Microsoft! Beware of Greeks (reading maps)
Europe's police forces lack the equipment and training needed to tackle cybercrime, Interpol claims.
A single misconfigured server exposed broadband provider Excite@Home's internal corporate network to hackers for at least three months, making its customer list of 2.95 million cable modem subscribers accessible to anyone with a Web browser and a modicum of cyber smarts, SecurityFocus has learned. An Excite@Home spokesperson …