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.
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.
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.
Pegasus gets wings clipped
The European download site for the popular Pegasus email package has been taken offline following an attempted security breach.
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."
Bidders circle Energis
Some half a dozen outfits are preparing to make their bids for ailing alternative carrier, Energis, according to news reports.
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.
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.