Congress should make it easier to punish companies that produce insecure software that puts business and consumers at risk, a panel assembled by the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS) said Tuesday. "Policy makers should consider legislative responses to the failure of existing incentives to cause the market to …
A member of w00w00, the security enthusiasts who first reported the AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) games request vulnerability, has alerted users that a fix the group recommends has its own backdoor.
Scottish ISP iomart has sold its broadband business to Centrica for £2 million.
Sun is putting the Intel version of its Solaris Unix OS in the deep freeze, citing support and development costs as the reason. There won't be an x86 version of Solaris version 9 this year, but Sun will support existing versions for seven years, Solaris marketing director Graham Lovell told IDGyesterday. More charitably - or gullibly if you're being cruel - CNet interpreted the same news as a "delay".
IBM, the creator of the industry standard PC, is to stop making desktop computers, handing over production of Netvistas in US and Europe to Sanmina-SCI.
Fujitsu Siemens will pre-load Tiscali Internet access on all consumer PCs in the 14 European countries in which the ISP operates. Financial terms are undisclosed.
School kids are five times more likely to be victims of mobile phone thefts than adults, according to a Home Office report.
Moody's has downgraded its credit assessment of Gateway to junk status, following worse than expected Q4 sales reported by the pan-US PC maker.
The modest rebound in memory prices will mean higher prices for home PCs, according to Time Computers.
There's confusion today over whether Britain should follow South Korea and use Government money to finance the deployment of broadband.
Discount telco One.Tel believes it will be a major ADSL provider within the next five years following Centrica's £2 million acquisition of iomart's broadband business.
The latest internet fiasco involving Kodak.com taking orders for discount cameras at £100, realising their mistake and then cancelling those orders, leaves customers stranded in a legal minefield.
Hush Communications has introduced an online service for secure personal storage based on encryption technology.
A pair of vulnerabilities on widely-used Web server software from iPlanet has been uncovered.
Google's legal department has put a stop to a subversive web prank that makes a point about our loss of Internet privacy.
The law firm representing web patent opportunist UDTL put out a press release today ... to say it won't talk to press.