9th > May > 2002 Archive

AOL's Connie attacked in street

Rachel Willis, the model and actress who plays AOL UK's cyber-genie Connie in its ads, was attacked yesterday evening on her way home in South London.
Tim Richardson, 09 May 2002

Datawiping works (true)

AnalysisThe sedate world of PC disposal has been rocked by a study which suggest deficiencies in many commercial datawiping products. But were the tests fair? John Leyden reports.
John Leyden, 09 May 2002

Fujitsu Siemens breaks into the black

ComputerWire, 09 May 2002

Hynix board forced to meet

ComputerWire, 09 May 2002

UK tech companies buck recovery trend

ComputerWire, 09 May 2002

Akamai confirms IBM as Java partner

ComputerWire, 09 May 2002

Nokia pushes for flat-rate WCDMA royalties

ComputerWire, 09 May 2002
cockroach is invited into hotel/motel

Kill the MSN Messenger

Microsoft has issued a 'critical' security update after the discovery of a buffer overflow vulnerability which may allow an attacker to execute malicious code against the majority of MSN Messenger users.
John Leyden, 09 May 2002

Sklyarov/ElcomSoft case sent to trial

The case against ElcomSoft, employers of freed Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov, will go to trial after a judge yesterday denied the company's motions to dismiss the case.
John Leyden, 09 May 2002

NTL files for Chapter 11

NTL filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday as part of its ongoing strategy to save the business from crippling debt.
Tim Richardson, 09 May 2002

England World Cup squad released first on the Net

The Football Association Web site was swamped with traffic this morning, as football fan's throughout the country waited for first news of England's World Cup squad.
John Leyden, 09 May 2002

BTo limits time online for users – again

BTopenworld is to cut the number of hours its Internet users are allowed to stay online in what is being regarded as a move to cajole users to upgrade to broadband.
Tim Richardson, 09 May 2002

SuSE 8.0, KDE 3.0 first look

People have been wondering why a conservative company like SuSE would go with two x.0 versions, theirs and KDE's, to form the core of their latest distro; and I must say that on the basis of my experience with x.0's I was ready for some comic frustration when I installed SuSE 8.0-Pro the other day.
Thomas C Greene, 09 May 2002

Attack of the clones

Hackers can clone mobile phone SIM cards in minutes, and make calls at their victims' expense.
John Leyden, 09 May 2002

What Hailstorm did next: Allchin offers some pointers

Last month Microsoft pulled the plugs on Hailstorm, aka .NET My Services, after failing to find partners willing to trust the company with their data. Hailstorm was kind of important to the whole .NET strategy, and one could therefore wonder about what was left of the latter after the former was gone, but it wasn't gone as such - it was just back in the labs for serious revision.
John Lettice, 09 May 2002

HP blades spared the axe?

HPaq has offered us some clarification on how it will juggle the rival blade offerings - from Compaq and the Old HP.
Andrew Orlowski, 09 May 2002

NEC puts Transmeta in silent desktop PC

The first all-in-one desktop PC to feature Transmeta's low processor is now available in Japan.
Andrew Orlowski, 09 May 2002

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