12th > July > 2002 Archive

USA Today swats hack attack – but not entirely

USA Today experienced a hacker attack last night, which took it out of service for three hours. The pub manfully 'fesses up in a front page piece here, wherein it says normal service resumed around 2am US Eastern Time.
John Lettice, 12 Jul 2002

Dell ups Q2 forecasts

ComputerWire, 12 Jul 2002

Fujitsu plans cuts, predicts two more years to recovery

ComputerWire, 12 Jul 2002

KPNQwest heads for final shutdown

ComputerWire, 12 Jul 2002
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IBM sell first Regatta-H iSeries monster server

ComputerWire, 12 Jul 2002

Last call for Star Wars console competition

It's your last chance to win an original Star Wars console courtesy of AMD and Rackspace Managed Hosting. The competition closes at 10am GMT on Monday 15 July, so you'd better get your skates on.
Lester Haines, 12 Jul 2002

EMC And Accenture – The Switzerland of Storage

EMC and Accenture have joined together to create Information Solutions Consulting, a new business targeted at bringing "end to end, platform independent storage consulting services" to the market. The five-year agreement will see the new group set up as a new unit within EMC but separate from the core EMC professional services business. The new services are meant to extend the reach of EMC's services, not replace its service business.
IT-Analysis, 12 Jul 2002

Nanotechnology may be over-hyped

Nanotechnology will require sustained investment over at least the next decade, as well as more commercial applications, if it is to deliver on its initial promise.
ElectricNews.net, 12 Jul 2002

One in ten workers squeezed out at Juniper

Juniper Networks yesterday announced plans to lay off 10 per cent of its workforce following the completion of its Unisphere Networks acquisition from Siemens.
John Leyden, 12 Jul 2002

RIM unleashes more lawyers on Good

From Europe, it might look like two bald men fighting over a comb, but the fight between Research In Motion and Good Technology is deadly earnest.
Andrew Orlowski, 12 Jul 2002

MS to use PEAP for home wireless security?

A little bird suggests to The Register that Microsoft's "more secure than others" wireless products will be using Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP). He further suggests that PEAP support will ship with Windows XP SP1, and although we hadn't heard that as a possible SP1 addition, Microsoft is a supporter of PEAP, and a while back said a "future version of the Windows client may also include Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol," here.
John Lettice, 12 Jul 2002

Sharp Linux handheld in double bug alert

Sharp's Linux-based Zaurus handhelds have two security bugs.
John Leyden, 12 Jul 2002

BTo in business broadband promo

BT Openworld - BT's mass market ISP - is offering business customers £130 cash- back for companies that sign up to any one of its three 'multi-user' Broadband PLUS products.
Tim Richardson, 12 Jul 2002

Norwegian gov ditches contract with Microsoft

The Norwegian government has terminated its contract with Microsoft, with employment and administration minister Victor D Norman commenting that the deal had been "unfortunate," and that the injection of competition could mean cheaper and (cruel cut) higher quality solutions.
John Lettice, 12 Jul 2002

EU recycling rules to hit PC makers

A report by Gartner predicts that new EU recycling rules will raise the production costs of PCs and lead to faster consolidation in the European PC industry.
ElectricNews.net, 12 Jul 2002

Three domain name scams

Barely a day goes by when Vulture Central doesn't receive an email from readers warning about some domain name scam or other.
Tim Richardson, 12 Jul 2002

Calling all Reg Hackerettes

The success of the Vulture Central Hacker range of IT leisurewear has led many female readers to request, nay demand, that we produce a shirt specifically for women.
Lester Haines, 12 Jul 2002

UK broadband take-up doubles

Three per cent of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK have signed up to broadband, according to the latest stats from telecoms regulator Oftel.
Tim Richardson, 12 Jul 2002

Cash'n'Carrion down for stocktake

Sincere aplogies are due to all our customers this weekend as our Cash'n'Carrion Reg shop is shut down for a frantic weekend stocktake.
Lester Haines, 12 Jul 2002

Ogg Vorbis goes gold

Ogg Vorbis, the open source audio compression format, went gold today.
John Leyden, 12 Jul 2002

RedHotAnt boss jailed for 5 years

Kevin Wall - the former boss of ISP RedHotAnt - was jailed today for five years for his part in a £1.3 million VAT fraud.
Tim Richardson, 12 Jul 2002

Linux attacks on the rise?

Attacks on Linux and open source Web applications appear to have risen sharply this year, while attacks on Windows systems are markedly down.
John Leyden, 12 Jul 2002

BOFH and the God of Workplace Harmony

Episode 14BOFH 2002: Episode 14
Simon Travaglia, 12 Jul 2002

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