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IBM dumps mobile software vendors with new Domino

Mobile middleware vendor Extended Systems Inc appears to have been dumped by IBM Corp in the latest release of its Lotus Domino groupware and application platform. The move will also be bad news for other vendors that specialize in linking Domino to mobile devices, Tony Cripps writes. Boise, Idaho-based Extended has …
ComputerWire, 12 Jun 2002
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France Telecom cuts off MobilCom

French incumbent telecoms company France Telecom SA could have found a way to squeeze itself out of the restrictive agreement that bound it to supply finance for German mobile operator MobilCom AG's roll-out of 3G services, a bill that could have topped at least $2.5bn. This agreement could also have crippled France …
ComputerWire, 12 Jun 2002
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Nokia's handset strength shields it from telecoms slump

Nokia Corp substantially downgraded its second-quarter sales forecasts yesterday, but such is the misery surrounding the telecoms sector that its share price rose in relief that the news was not worse. In a trading update, the Espoo, Finland-based company said it expected second quarter sales to fall between 2% to 6% to a …
ComputerWire, 12 Jun 2002
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Telewest admits it could face funding gap

UK cable operator Telewest Communications Plc has for the first time acknowledged it could face a funding gap. The London, UK-based company had been telling a disbelieving world that it was fully-funded despite a widespread belief that it would join other cable operators in a debt-for-equity restructuring. Chief executive …
ComputerWire, 12 Jun 2002
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VPN adoption is strong

Sales of virtual private networking (VPN) products and services should top $21.3bn this year, according to the latest estimates from San Jose, California-based market research firm Infonetics Research Inc, with future spending levels more than doubling by 2006.
ComputerWire, 12 Jun 2002
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Baltimore updates PKI software

Baltimore Technologies Plc has released a new version of its security infrastructure software designed to enable the deployment of public-key enabled applications. The financially troubled security software company has added "cloning" and XKMS (XML Key Management Specification) support to version 5.0 of its UniCert PKI …
ComputerWire, 12 Jun 2002
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KPNQwest limps on

Struggling KPNQwest appears to have bought itself some more time, giving rise to hopes that its fibre-optic network will remain open for at least the rest of the month.
Tim Richardson, 12 Jun 2002
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Upbeat Dell pumps up printers, routers

Dell has issued an upbeat assessment for Q2, holding steady on previous sales guidelines ($8bn), and claiming it's taking share against the backdrop of a "pretty rough" market.
Drew Cullen, 12 Jun 2002
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Billion dollar bungle ‘loses’ US tech lab

If any more proof were needed that the most powerful nation on earth is now governed by a junta of panic-stricken, innumerate provincial nitwits, consider this.
Andrew Orlowski, 12 Jun 2002
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Affinity Internet narrows losses

Shares in Affinity Internet slid 13 per cent by late morning as the company report increased turnover and narrowing losses.
Tim Richardson, 12 Jun 2002
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X-windows remote DoS with big fonts

X-windows, with or without the font server (XFS) running can be crashed remotely via Mozilla when fonts are set to an unnaturally large size with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), Tom Vogt of Lemuria.org has reported.
Thomas C Greene, 12 Jun 2002
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Credit-card hackers stung with bogus IIS 'sploit

What happens when you float a counterfeit IIS hole in a carder chatroom on IRC, tantalizing its young denizens with a quick, easy score? Do they proxy up, patiently enumerate the site, grab banners, analyze what they're up against and carefully plot an attack? Or do they rush into the trap like so many elite lemmings?
Thomas C Greene, 12 Jun 2002
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Feds, industry battle the biggest network bug

Four months after a public advisory warned of security vulnerabilities in a ubiquitous Internet remote management protocol, there have been no widespread attacks exploiting the holes. But technology companies and a special U.S. government panel are quietly evaluating the threat of related vulnerabilities in some of America's …
Kevin Poulsen, 12 Jun 2002