A group of Japanese security enthusiasts has developed a little tool called IE'en which exposes traffic between an IE user and any server he's contacting, including logins and passwords over HTTPS.
Cyberwar is Hell, but never too hellish for feverish salesmanship. Take, for example, McAfee's recent botched attempt to sell the public on the merits of the fiendish "JPEG virus" said to be hanging over beloved digital stockpiles of family photos and Swedish pornography like the sword of Damocles. The corporate deployment of …
Vodafone Group Plc is expected to seize on the disorder at Vivendi Universal SA, following the departure of boss Jean-Marie Messier, by seeking control of France's number-two mobile operator SFR. Weighed down with debt following an over-ambitious expansion program, Vivendi will be looking to sell non-core assets and it …
DoubleClick Inc, once the leader in online advertising sales and representation, has sold its North American Media unit to rival L90 Inc for $5m cash and a 16.1% stake in the merged company, which will be known as MaxWorldwide Inc. MaxWorldwide will become the largest web ad sales company, leaving DoubleClick free to focus …
Federal regulators in the US have determined that several Internet-search engines are not properly informing Internet consumers when certain advertisers pay for a prominent placement in search results - which can give them a competitive "eyeball" advantage, unfair or otherwise. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is asking …
Last week we reported on Xbox mod-chip group Enigmah's decision to withdraw its product from the market, citing a consultation with lawyers as its reason for pulling back from the legally delicate area of console modification.
The impending McKinley Itanium 2 announcement from Intel Corp has all the RISC/Unix vendors redrawing or at least coloring in their own product roadmaps, and workstation and HPC server vendor SGI is no different, Timoty Prickett Morgan writes. SGI is widely expected to make a statement of direction that will see the …
Network Associates Inc has relaunched its bid to acquire the publicly held shares of subsidiary McAfee.com Corp it does not already own, having filed its restated financial results for 1998, 1999 and 2000 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday. Santa Clara, California-based NAI already owns 75% of …
KPNQwest's Ebone network could be on the verge of shutting down - again - following the collapse of a deal to purchase the high-speed network.
The second prong in Microsoft Corp's Java developer strategy has come into play, with the launch of its latest .NET programming language. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft opened its TechEd Europe 2002 conference in Barcelona, Spain, yesterday releasing Visual J Sharp .NET - an update to Visual J++. Visual J Sharp.NET …
The European Union antitrust investigation of Microsoft is going to take forever, and Europe has now added Palladium to the list of issues it's not going to focus very hard on for a very long time. We jest, of course, because this isn't quite what Philip Lowe, incoming EU Director General for Competition, told the American Antitrust Institute yesterday, but he did indicate that Brussels is not going to move on Microsoft until the dust has started to settle on the US case, and that this could easily take until the end of the year.
In April this year, Deutsche Bahn sued Google over links to a German anarchist website which showed how to sabotage a railway.
Police have arrested 50 in co-ordinated international raids this morning aimed at breaking up a ring of paedophiles trading indecent pictures over the Internet.
The sale of PSINet Europe to a consortium including ClearBlue Technologies, Israel Corporation and Infinity Holdings has been given the green light by the European Commission.
Akamai was granted a permanent injunction against rival Digital Island's content delivery service by a Federal Court in Boston yesterday.
An anonymous donor has offered a total of USS200,000 as prize money for getting Linux to run on Microsoft's Xbox, legally, by the end of this year. The prize money is intended to be awarded in stages as parts of the project, which is being run via the Xbox Linux Project, are completed.
CNET is in talks to buy Silicon Media Group, the European online tech publishing business, for up to £30m, Les Echos reports, by way of the FT.
HP yesterday claimed a Java performance benchmark record for its flagship Superdome server, beating high-end servers from Sun Microsystems.
The Law Society of Scotland is attempting to reverse hijack the domain www.lawscot.co.uk, claiming that its current owner, Mr Tommy Butler, is "passing off" and wrongly receiving private and confidential emails.
Caspar Bowden, who resigned as director of the Foundation for Internet Policy Research to 'return to industry' earlier this year, is due to pop up at Microsoft this week, our sources inform us.
Yesterday we wrote about the real Digital Divide, and we promised to run a charity appeal on behalf of Computer Aid International. We asked for details of other refurb PCs-for-developing countries-charities, and we've received several, which we'll run tomorrow, along with a couple of domestic IT charities, running in the US and the UK.
Dell has been knocked back by three of the four Taiwanese handheld makers lined up to tender for the contract to make its first handheld PDAs.
Letters Some, but not too much sympathy for Microsoft Mac boss Kevin Browne from readers wanting Hebrew and Arabic support on the Macintosh.
Security watchers are warning that a security flaw affecting Domain Name System servers running Unix could prove difficult to fix.