9th > April > 2002 Archive

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.
John Leyden, 09 Apr 2002

IBM profit warning shocks market

ComputerWire, 09 Apr 2002

Enterasys slashes headcount by 30%

ComputerWire, 09 Apr 2002
SGI logo hardware close-up

Check Point brings out budget VPN

ComputerWire, 09 Apr 2002

Insignia extends Mobile Java platform

ComputerWire, 09 Apr 2002

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.
John Lettice, 09 Apr 2002

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.
Tim Richardson, 09 Apr 2002

Pegasus gets wings clipped

The European download site for the popular Pegasus email package has been taken offline following an attempted security breach.
John Leyden, 09 Apr 2002

BT goes for broadband broke

Blimey - what a week for BT. And it's only Tuesday.
Tim Richardson, 09 Apr 2002

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."
John Lettice, 09 Apr 2002
Broken CD with wrench

Bidders circle Energis

Some half a dozen outfits are preparing to make their bids for ailing alternative carrier, Energis, according to news reports.
Tim Richardson, 09 Apr 2002

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.
John Leyden, 09 Apr 2002

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.
Thomas C Greene, 09 Apr 2002

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.
John Leyden, 09 Apr 2002