16th > January > 2002 Archive

F-Secure fixes scanner glitch

F-Secure has discovered a bug that can cause system crashes on Windows machines loaded with its antivirus software. In real life, the flaw is very rare - only three customer sightings in a year. Today the company has issued a fix.
John Leyden, 16 Jan 2002

Our first look at Intel's Northwood P4

Our new Intel Northwood 0.13-micron P4 and mobo are about to go through several evaluations here at Vulture Central on Windows and Linux, and against the AMD XP-2000 under the same OS's; but we thought you'd enjoy hearing our initial impressions fresh from having installed it. We'll give you the bad news first, then the good news.
Thomas C Greene, 16 Jan 2002

Borland CEO recants, rallies nation

Borland's CEO Dale Fuller has taken personal responsibility for clauses in the Kylix and JBuilder EULAs that give the company the right to an end user's wife, children and a pick of their personal electronic goods.
Andrew Orlowski, 16 Jan 2002

New Deal work programs to lead IT out of recession?

Taking its cue from Franklin D Roosevelt's New Deal, CNET has embarked on a massive works program to revive the technology sector.
Andrew Orlowski, 16 Jan 2002

UK firms urged to join ‘ebiz clubs’

The Government has teamed up with the private sector to give a much-needed boost to ecommerce in the UK.
Tim Richardson, 16 Jan 2002

Microsoft Promises .NET Links in Commerce Server 2002

ComputerWire, 16 Jan 2002

mmO2 enlists Microsoft and Handspring to wireless data cause

ComputerWire, 16 Jan 2002

Intel cagey on recovery

ComputerWire, 16 Jan 2002

Linux 2.5.2 out; USB 2.0 in

The latest installment in the Linux development tree came out yesterday with support for USB 2.0, which allows for data transfer rates of up to 480 mbps, making it a bit fatter than Apple's more popular Firewire.
Thomas C Greene, 16 Jan 2002

Windows Media Player must be patched to fix IE

A trivial scrap of malicious JavaScript can defeat entirely the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) 'protections' Microsoft has integrated into Internet Explorer 6, all because of a dodgy 'feature' in Windows Media Player (WMP).
Thomas C Greene, 16 Jan 2002

Tiscali sat service goes live in March

Tiscali is set to launch its broadband satellite service in the UK on March 1 - a month ahead of a similar offering from BTopenworld.
Tim Richardson, 16 Jan 2002

Crackers exploit two-month old Solaris bug

Crackers are actively exploiting Unix systems left vulnerable to a two-month old security bug.
John Leyden, 16 Jan 2002

Census site stays offline

The 1901 Census site is expected to be offline for another week or two as those behind the site undertake urgent work to get it up and running.
Tim Richardson, 16 Jan 2002

Westcon buys Landis

Westcon, the distie arm of Datatec, is to become Europe's biggest networking distributor through the acquisition of the distribution business of Landis, a Dutch-owned rival.
Drew Cullen, 16 Jan 2002

Channel paves way for Intel P4 price cuts (with price cuts)

The channel checkers at Fechtor Detwiler are noting strong activity to sell off Intel P4 inventory in the spot market for in advance of the chip giant's price cuts, due at the end of the month.
Drew Cullen, 16 Jan 2002

Lies, damned lies and anti-virus statistics

Computer Economics has published its assessment of the damage worldwide caused by malicious code attacks in 2001 - the figure comes in at a whopping $13.2 billion.
John Leyden, 16 Jan 2002

SGI transfers 3D graphics patents to MS

ExclusiveSilicon Graphics Inc has transferred much of its 3D graphics patents portfolio to Microsoft.
Andrew Orlowski, 16 Jan 2002

Oracle security claim to be debunked – expert

Kevin Poulsen, 16 Jan 2002

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