2nd > July > 2002 Archive

New IE spy progie exploits DCOM

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.
Thomas C Greene, 02 Jul 2002

Cyberwar is Hell

George Smith, 02 Jul 2002

Vodafone eyes up SFR in Vivendi fall-out

ComputerWire, 02 Jul 2002

DoubleClick exits US ad sales business, L90 takes over

ComputerWire, 02 Jul 2002

FTC turns screws on Payola search

ComputerWire, 02 Jul 2002

Xbox mod-chips still on the menu

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.
gamesindustry.biz, 02 Jul 2002

SGI to develop MIPS chips for Origin, Onyx

ComputerWire, 02 Jul 2002

NAI revisits McAfee.com takeover bid

ComputerWire, 02 Jul 2002

Ebone to shut as sale falls through

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.
Tim Richardson, 02 Jul 2002

Microsoft updates Java (in its own way)

ComputerWire, 02 Jul 2002

European antitrust chief concerned over MS Palladium?

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.
John Lettice, 02 Jul 2002

Indymedia.nl loses anarchist hyperlinks case

In April this year, Deutsche Bahn sued Google over links to a German anarchist website which showed how to sabotage a railway.
Drew Cullen, 02 Jul 2002

Police bust global Net pedo ring

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.
John Leyden, 02 Jul 2002

EC greenlights PSINet Europe sale

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.
Tim Richardson, 02 Jul 2002

Akamai wins Digital Island patent injunction

Akamai was granted a permanent injunction against rival Digital Island's content delivery service by a Federal Court in Boston yesterday.
John Leyden, 02 Jul 2002

$200k prize offered for getting Linux to run on Xbox

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.
John Lettice, 02 Jul 2002

CNET sniffs Silicon.com

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.
Drew Cullen, 02 Jul 2002
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Java runs like the clappers on HP Superdome

HP yesterday claimed a Java performance benchmark record for its flagship Superdome server, beating high-end servers from Sun Microsystems.
John Leyden, 02 Jul 2002

Court freezes lawscot.co.uk, owner claims unfair trial

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.
Kieren McCarthy, 02 Jul 2002

Internet privacy campaigner to become MS privacy officer

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.
John Lettice, 02 Jul 2002

Corporates! Give your PCs to Africa

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.
Drew Cullen, 02 Jul 2002

PDA makers snub Dell handheld plans

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.
John Leyden, 02 Jul 2002

Mac users to MS: your Right to Left defence is Upside Down

LettersSome, but not too much sympathy for Microsoft Mac boss Kevin Browne from readers wanting Hebrew and Arabic support on the Macintosh.
Andrew Orlowski, 02 Jul 2002

Bug puts Unix servers in a BIND

Security watchers are warning that a security flaw affecting Domain Name System servers running Unix could prove difficult to fix.
John Leyden, 02 Jul 2002

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