28th > November > 2001 Archive
IBM has offered the city of San Francisco $100,000 compensation after graffiti-ing public spaces - including a church - with "Peace Love and Linux" slogans.
Salaries for IT professionals increased 1.65 per cent in the third quarter, an overall average of £31,191 for the UK.
The European Commission antitrust case against Microsoft may be heading for a quiet settlement. The next stage in the case was to have been a hearing in late December, but Microsoft has decided it doesn't want one. Is it possible that The Beast has learned from the US case that the more it says, the worse it looks?
Intel has publicly admitted that the supply of Pentium 4 processors continues to be a problem for the chip maker, suggesting that volumes may not increase significantly this quarter as some Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers have predicted in the past.
Freeserve's taken out ads in today's newspapers urging Chancellor Gordon Brown to close a tax loophole it claims is favouring AOL.
Networking equipment reseller Dimension Data has acquired Planet CTI, a Belgian computer telephony integrator, for E2.4 million.
Fujitsu Media Devices is suing Samsung Electro-Mechanics in the US for infringements on its mobile phone component patents.
A government review into payroll systems, published and referred to in Gordon Brown's pre-budget report yesterday, has recommended that incentives be given to small businesses to encourage them to file their tax returns electronically.
ExclusiveSome clever empiricist appears to have been abusing Google to attack Web servers, switches and routers in a novel way, by crafting search terms to include known exploits. Such a search will occasionally yield active Web pages used by administrators. On top of that, a number of them have already been cached. It's reasonable to surmise that a hacker has been using Google not merely to search for vulnerabilities, but as a proxy to hide behind while executing attacks.
Fujitsu has joined the burgeoning list of Japanese licensees for Symbian's smartphone OS.
Rambus will appeal against Judge Robert Payne's ruling that it may not pursue future DDR SDRAM-oriented intellectual property infringement violations against Infineon, the memory technology developer pledged yesterday.
Intel is getting happier that it will meet its $6.2-6.8 billion revenue forecast for the current quarter, the company's CFO, Andy Bryant, said yesterday.
In an intriguing ruling picked up by LinuxJournal's Don Marti, a US district court has given encouragement to software users who want to extricate themselves from restrictive software licenses.
Ten people were arrested in the UK today after police launched a series of dawn raids to smash an international child porn ring.
Black Hat EuropeBuffer overflow bugs, for years the most prevalent type of security vulnerability, will become a thing of the past as crackers realise the potential of different ways to exploiting Windows machines.
The Christmas piss-up of the Gnome board of directors should be a melodic one this year. Free software pioneer and evangelist Richard M Stallman has failed to be elected to the board, and we can assume, won't be serenading attendees with his rendition of The Free Software Song.
The PowerPC G5 has been passed for full-scale manufacture, a source close to Apple has claimed.
Book ClubThe mighty Ziff-Davis publishing empire has chalked up many triumphs over the years, but one masterpiece from 1943 has been sadly neglected.
Tape newsStorageTek has beefed up its high-end TimberWolf 9710 tape libraries by adding support for the recently-released T9840B tape drive, as well as SDLT drives. The company says T9840B is one of the speediest drives around, allowing a transfer rate of up to 19MB per second.
The cult ICANN cartoon is back with a part three and you can find it here.
Black Hat EuropeSo now you can send an SMS and crash a mobile phone, so that the user is locked out.