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Mitnick testimony burns Sprint in Vegas ‘vice hack’ case

Since adult entertainment operator Eddie Munoz first told state regulators in 1994 that mercenary hackers were crippling his business by diverting, monitoring and blocking his phone calls, officials at local telephone company Sprint of Nevada have maintained that, as far as they know, their systems have never suffered a single …
Kevin Poulsen, 26 Jun 2002
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Scandal-hit Peregrine appoints new CFO and auditors

Peregrine Systems Inc has recruited Ken Sexton as CFO and appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers as its accountants in a further bid to bring some stability to the scandal-hit infrastructure management vendor. The San Diego, California-based company's last CFO left along with the CEO in May after the discovery of "irregularities …
ComputerWire, 26 Jun 2002
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Worldcom engulfed in $3.8bn accounting scandal

Worldcom, the US telco, has uncovered an huge accounting scandal at the firm, which overstated profits by an astonishing $3.8bn.
Drew Cullen, 26 Jun 2002
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Apple dumps Aussie PR after news coup

Over the years, Apple has become accustomed to bad news. Now it gets the flutters when there's good news. And so, the company has sacked its PR manager in Australia after she mistakenly issued a good news press release.
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MS releases Web Matrix dev tool

Microsoft is pitching a new development tool at non-professional developers who want to make use of the features of .NET. The new tool, known as the Web Matrix project, offers all of the basic single-user features that would be expected and doesn't have some of the management features that are to be found in Visual Studio .NET.
IT-Analysis, 26 Jun 2002
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Microsoft Mac boss responds to Hebrew snub

Kevin Browne, manager of the Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit, has responded to our coverage of the lack of localization on the Mac for Hebrew, Arabic and other languages. We print his reply in full. We print our response in full, too.
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Jun 2002
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RIM propagates new BlackBerries

Research in Motion Ltd yesterday moved to keep some clear water between itself and rival handheld wireless data systems suppliers, promising new server and device products for the fall that put special emphasis on enterprise management and international markets. RIM's BlackBerry may still look like the poor relation to …
ComputerWire, 26 Jun 2002
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In the summertime, when the weather is fine….

The sun is shining, you're on a lounger by the pool contemplating an ice-filled gin and tonic to the distant sound of Mungo Jerry. Now all you need to make your earthly paradise complete is a bit of light Summer reading from Reg associate IT-minds.com.
Lester Haines, 26 Jun 2002
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Secure Computing waves next-gen firewall roadmap

Secure Computing Corp yesterday unveiled how it plans to merge the Gauntlet business it bought from Network Associates Inc into its existing firewall business, with the goal of shipping the first of its "next generation" firewalls, codenamed NGF, at the end of the year, Kevin Murphy writes. According to product marketing …
ComputerWire, 26 Jun 2002
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Copyright vigilantes ride P2P shotgun

A Democrat Congressman is proposing a bill that would legalise techniques to disrupt the operation of file sharing networks, such as KaZaA and Morpheus.
John Leyden, 26 Jun 2002
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More on AMD and Palladium

HWRoundup Now then, now then, here's an interesting nugget fossicked by ExtremeTech reader and consultant Andreas Kuhn - a two-year old white paper "authored by AMD and encryption firm Wave Systems (which) may offer additional clues to the design of PCs incorporating Palladium, Microsoft's new security initiative."
Drew Cullen, 26 Jun 2002
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Dixons talk up PCs, mobile phones

Dixons has issued an bullish assessment of a sales recovery in mobile phones and PCs, following big slumps in the year to April 27 2002.
Drew Cullen, 26 Jun 2002
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LCDs drive monitor market

LCD monitor sales continue to rise at the expense of their CRT counterparts , and will account for more than 75 per cent of monitor shipments by 2006.
Drew Cullen, 26 Jun 2002

Not so gay blades

Server Briefing Blades may not have become the biggest sector of the server market - contrary to some of the more bullish forecasts made last year - but these compact server-on-a-card machines are nevertheless likely to be one of the more active areas of the business over the coming years.
Tony Smith, 26 Jun 2002
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AMD bags VIA, Zeus as server supporters

Two more companies today signed up to the AMD standards camp, with Zeus, the Internet server software guys, tipping up to write 64-bit extensions for Opteron, and VIA enlisting for the HyperTransport protocol brigade.
Drew Cullen, 26 Jun 2002
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OpenSSH hits the fan

A serious vulnerability in default installation of OpenSSH on the OpenBSD operating system has come to light.
John Leyden, 26 Jun 2002