6th > March > 2002 Archive

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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".

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.
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KPN plans i-mode launch at CeBIT

NTT DoCoMo Inc's i-mode mobile data service will formally launch in Europe on March 8 when the Japanese operator's key European partner, KPN Mobile, unveils its new service at the CeBIT fair in Hannover. The mobile subsidiary of Dutch incumbent Royal KPN NV will launch in Germany under the E-Plus brand, and will follow …

Sun emphatically clarifies Its Solaris-Linux Strategy

No matter how much Sun Microsystems Inc doesn't like it, selling Linux servers based on Intel-compatible processors complicates the pat, streamlined, self-reflecting Sparc-Solaris marketing message which has been the company's hallmark since it got into the server business for real in the early 1990s and stormed the …
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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.
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FOTW: Drop the limp-wristed headlines

From: Robert Munro To: drew.cullen@theregister.co.uk Subject: Intel "outs" ... Intel?
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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.
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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.
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BTopenworld bashed for misleading broadband ad

The advertising watchdog has slapped BTopenworld for publishing misleading adverts abut its broadband service.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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$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.
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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.
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Guess leaks credit cards of the fashion-conscious

The Web retail site for fashion label Guess was leaking customer credit card numbers like so many cotton-poly five-pocket jeans, and 19-year-old Jeremiah Jacks wasn't sure how to get it fixed. Jacks discovered last month that Guess.com was open to an "SQL injection attack," permitting anyone able to construct a properly- …
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Government projects star in Big Brother awards

Privacy invasers were honoured this week in the fourth annual Big Brother Awards.