IE patch bugs readers
The data-binding/object-tag patch for IE, which prevents executables being launched remotely by a script, does not protect against launching from a local file, as we reported last week.
Feeling secure with Microsoft Word
How often do you send out documents created with Microsoft Word that are based upon previous documents? Do you always use a new, clean template or do you take the last proposal you wrote and modify it for the new prospect? Do you ever turn off the 'Track Changes' option?
Lastminute.com buys travel agent for £9m
Lastminute.com is buying Travelselect.com, a rival UK online travel agency, for £9m in new shares.
New Win-NT, 2K, XP security holes
First up, the MUP (Multiple UNC Provider) in Windows NT, 2K and XP contains an unchecked buffer which can be exploited to escalate user privileges, making it possible for an attacker to run arbitrary code at the OS level.
Count those fingers before you buy Dell – Gartner
CNET's John Spooner got his mitts last week on a Gartner research note, which warns companies to read the small print carefully when buying from Dell.
Azlan upbeat on trading
Azlan today issued an upbeat trading statement, announcing that revenues and pre-tax profits for the year to March 31, 2002 will be up on last year.
BT to launch cheaper ‘no frills’ ADSL service
BT Retail is to provide a cheaper "no frills" alternative for high-speed Internet access from the summer, the monster telco announced today.
Philips Fisio 820: positive step
Review Philips is a funny old sausage when it comes to mobiles. In the six years I've worked at What Mobile it's brought out a wildly assorted range of models which have had almost nothing in common with one another. Some have been horrible and remarkably successful, some top-notch products yet commercial disasters; others, so far off the mark you wondered which planet the company was hoping to sell to.
Cost of IT security breaches doubles – FBI
Two in three US firms say they lost money after falling victim to security breaches last year, according to an FBI survey. The cost of intrusions was almost double that of 2000.
MS gets leaked Win2k USB 2.0 drivers pulled, cites DMCA
Microsoft has acted to suppress unofficial/unauthorised sources for the USB 2.0 drivers for Windows 2000, citing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in a complaint to the hosting company of Littlewhitedog.com, (LWD) which has been hosting leaked drivers since January.
Free rucksack with every 20 mobos!
DFI, the Taiwanese mobo maker, has launched a web-based reseller programme for UK system builders. You have to register and in return you get access to roadmaps, POS material and best of all, a free rucksack with every 20 mobos you order. You want the website address now, don't you? Here it is: http://www.dfi-reseller.co.uk
Online casinos wicked – coroner
A coroner has described Internet casinos as wicked following the suicide of a man who ran up debts of more than £53,000 online.
18 jobs at risk at SceneOne
Some 18 jobs are at risk following the closure of the UK entertainment site SceneOne.co.uk last week.
Micron samples PC2700 DIMMs
Micron today claims an industry first, with the release of engineering samples of "PC2700 DDR SDRAM TSOP-based unbuffered DIMM modules based on the newly revised JEDEC standard".
AMD reveals handheld hand
AMD today launched a new chip, the first fruits of its recent takeover of Alchemy Semiconductor, and its first foray into the low-power PDA and information appliance CPU market.
Dell flashes blades
Dell last week announced the specs for its first server blades, which it plans to launch in its third quarter.
Nominet UK to change WHOIS details
Nominet UK plans to make more information available about individuals and organisations that have registered domain names.
WD does the business in Q3
Western Digital will beat its own Q3 forecasts on revenue, profits and shipments.