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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sharp Linux handheld in double bug alert
Sharp's Linux-based Zaurus handhelds have two security bugs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.