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Not Brilliant, KaZaA's crackers

The bundling of distributed computing software within file sharing software used in the KaZaA network continues to generate controversy across the Internet.
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IBM profit warning shocks market

IBM Corp shocked the market with a profit warning yesterday that led to investors wiping a staggering $17bn from the company's trading value. Armonk, New York-based IBM said yesterday that sales for its first fiscal quarter 2002 would be between $18.4bn and $18.6bn, about 6% less than it had led analysts to expect, and 12 …
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Enterasys slashes headcount by 30%

Enterasys Networks Inc is to lay off about 730 people, 30% of its workforce, as the company executes a restructuring plan aimed at saving costs. The layoffs follow last week's management shakeout, which saw the resignation of its chairman, CEO and president, as well as vice chairman and EVP of worldwide marketing, and the …
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Check Point brings out budget VPN

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd is targeting network administrators with cheap-n-cheerful virtual private network software, VPN-1 Net, released this week. The company has also rebranded its VPN-1 Gateway product as VPN-1 Pro, to reflect the feature differences of its product line. Product manager Raphael Reich said …
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Insignia extends Mobile Java platform

Insignia Solutions Inc has launched a new wireless Java infrastructure platform intended to enable maximum flexibility of service deployment while simultaneously protecting investment in handsets, Tony Cripps writes. The new multimedia-enabled platform marks a concerted effort by the Fremont, California-based company to …
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Walter Hewlett wins his day in court

Walter Hewlett is to have his day in court, following a judge's decision that his claims of merger skullduggery have sufficient merit for the matter to go to trial. Dissident shareholder and (soon to be former) HP director Hewlett is still trying to block the sircam HP-Compaq merger, claiming that HP management resorted to vote-buying and lies in order to win the vote.
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Lara Croft's costume up for grabs

The original costume of video game heroine Lara Croft, is to be auctioned online for the UNICEF children's charity.
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Pegasus gets wings clipped

The European download site for the popular Pegasus email package has been taken offline following an attempted security breach.
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BT goes for broadband broke

Blimey - what a week for BT. And it's only Tuesday.
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Sun exec argues for tougher measures for Microsoft

Sun chief strategy officer Jonathan Schwartz is the latest in a string of witnesses to argue in favour of tougher measures to control Microsoft. In testimony for the unsettling States' remedies proceedings Schwartz said that without tougher measures, Microsoft could use its Windows monopoly and dominant position in the browser market to push .NET, and to "direct users to its services in preference to competitors' services."
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Bidders circle Energis

Some half a dozen outfits are preparing to make their bids for ailing alternative carrier, Energis, according to news reports.
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Scottish ISP floored as DDoS attacks escalate

Most of the customers of Edinburgh business ISP edNET were left without Internet services yesterday after it experienced a serious distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
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A trio of MS-Office security vulns

Researchers at GreyMagic Software have uncovered three novel vulnerabilities provided by Microsoft Office Web Components (OWC), which can override security settings in Internet Explorer.
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GPRS roaming tops agenda at Rome summit

Extending the availability of GPRS (General Packet Radio Services) roaming services has become a key focus for a GSM Association meeting in Rome next week.