6th > March > 2002 Archive

BT.com is BT.gone

BT has denied that its Web site has been hacked and instead insisted that the downtime is due to "teething troubles".
Tim Richardson, 06 Mar 2002

Cray stunned by shock resignation

Word reached us yesterday morning that Cray Inc's CEO Michael Haydock had quit, and although the company took several hours to issue official confirmation, the statement didn't mince words.
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Mar 2002

KPN plans i-mode launch at CeBIT

ComputerWire, 06 Mar 2002

Sun emphatically clarifies Its Solaris-Linux Strategy

ComputerWire, 06 Mar 2002

HP gains ground in proxy vote war

HP got a much-needed shot in the arm yesterday with proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) coming out in favour of the Compaq takeover.
Drew Cullen, 06 Mar 2002

FOTW: Drop the limp-wristed headlines

From: Robert Munro To: drew.cullen@theregister.co.uk Subject: Intel "outs" ... Intel?
Team Register, 06 Mar 2002

Ericsson challenges Nokia with snap-happy smartphone

Nokia has set great store by integrating the camera with the mobile phone, but it won't have the market to itself for very long.
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Mar 2002

PGP deep-freezed – NAI shrugs

Network Associates has put its PGP Desktop software into the deep freeze, leaving both users and its own staff in the dark.
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Mar 2002

BTopenworld bashed for misleading broadband ad

The advertising watchdog has slapped BTopenworld for publishing misleading adverts abut its broadband service.
Tim Richardson, 06 Mar 2002

Get yourself a bunch of fives from IT-Minds

This week's discounted bunch of fives from Reg associate IT-minds bookstore features White-Hat Security Arsenal by Aviel Rubin.
Lester Haines, 06 Mar 2002

VIA takes slow boat to Kyro?

Taiwan is a great place for rumours and some of them are even true. Doing the gossip rounds is the "news" that VIA Technologies is interested in buying STMicroelectronic's graphic chips division.
Drew Cullen, 06 Mar 2002

Klez-E worm triggers today

The Klez-E worm is due to activate today on the tenth anniversary of Michelangelo, one of the first widespread computer viruses.
John Leyden, 06 Mar 2002

$100,000 prize in ‘unbreakable’ crypto challenge

A company called Bodacion Technologies is offering $100,000 to anyone who can crack their biomorphic number generator and predict the final, one-thousandth, number in a sequence of 999.
Thomas C Greene, 06 Mar 2002

Half US Net access is via broadband

Broadband accounted for more than half of all Net connections in the US in January, according to the latest figures from Nielsen/NetRatings.
Tim Richardson, 06 Mar 2002

Guess leaks credit cards of the fashion-conscious

Kevin Poulsen, 06 Mar 2002

Government projects star in Big Brother awards

Privacy invasers were honoured this week in the fourth annual Big Brother Awards.
John Leyden, 06 Mar 2002