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Experts are calling it a security manager's nightmare. For the second time in as many years, a hole has been discovered in Network Associate's Gauntlet firewall software that makes it possible for intruders to turn the security system against the very networks it was designed to protect, SecurityFocus has learned. On Tuesday …
Micron yesterday unveiled its own chipset designed to support the DDR333 SDRAM, part of a plan to kick-start the adoption of the memory specification.
At a news conference yesterday HP CEO Carly Fiorina said ten per cent of the combined workforce of HP and Compaq would be shed if the proposed merger clears the usual statutory and shareholder hurdles. That adds up to between 15,000 and 16,000 staff who'll be sent Paq-ing.
The slowdown in desktop PC and mobile phone business caused sales in Dixons Group stores to fall by one per cent for the 18 weeks ended 1 September, compared with the period a year earlier.
Midbar, the Israeli company behind controversial anti-ripping CD technology Cactus Data Shield, has licensed its copyright protection system to Bertelsmann.
A poor scheme for logging in to the Verizon Wireless customer support Web site using a simple session ID number makes it easy for a malicious party to hijack another user's session and examine his wireless phone records.
Pan-European distributor Landis saw profits rise 75 per cent for the first half of the year.
Updated Trend Micro has secured the patent for a technique to detect malicious code in Java or Active X applets.
WH Smith will launch an eBookstore next month with Overdrive, featuring thousands of titles if the press release is to be believed.
We can exclusively bring you the email correspondence that sparked the merger talks between Hewlett Packard and Compaq. Analysts have been puzzling how this unlikely pairing took place.
Updated The British Navy is taking the Internet to its heart in its new three-month military manoeuvres in the Gulf starting next month.
With Netware 6.0 about to hit the streets, IT-Analysis.com spoke to Dr Carl Ledbetter, Novell's CTO and senior VP, about the company's prospects. Ledbetter was bullish too, promising a return to former glory and hinting at further acquisitions on the horizon.
Intel's projected processor shipments for the next couple of months have leaked and they make interesting reading.
Creditors of troubled memory maker Hynix have agreed to lend the company a further 1.5 trillion won ($1.17 billion) to finance the company's attempts to restructure and rid itself of its massive debt, we have just heard.
Resellers hope Hewlett-Packard's positive attitude to the channel will pervade a future combined Compaq-HP while competitors hope to steal a march of the mega outfit while its energies are focused on completing a difficult merger.
A recent article of mine ridiculing popular-science oracle Stephen Hawking's preposterous suggestion that we muck about with human DNA to keep abreast of advances in artificial intelligence drew a vast number of fascinating e-mails from readers interested in the topic.
The USB Implementers Forum, the consortium of developers behind the Universal Serial Bus, has just issued the first public version of a specification designed to allow the bus to offer IEEE 1394-style peer-to-peer connectivity.
ICANN-approved domain dispute registrar WIPO has got ideas above its station (again) with its review of the current system of resolution. It has come up with some recommendations for the future "misuse of certain names and identifiers in the Internet domain name system".
STMicroelectronics' successor to its well-regarded Kyro II chip appears to have been delayed. Not much, mind - instead of an anticipated late 2001 release, we should expect it to surface early 2002.
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Will Steve Jobs announce new multi-processor Power Mac servers at AppleExpo Paris on 26 September?
Virgin Mobile today managed to net its world record for getting the most mobile phones to ring in unison.
Troubled sports dotcom Sportal Limited is up for sale -but potential buyers need not bother trying to get their mits on the Sportal brand name or any of its URLs.
Virus Roundup The Internet is alive with virus infections and vendors of antivirus products have wasted no time in informing the world about them.
The use of virus-like code that is geared to patching security holes on vulnerable systems has received the thumbs down by members of the security community.