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Wi-Fi honeypots a new hacker trap

Hackers searching for wireless access points in the nation's capital may soon war drive right into a trap. Last month researchers at the government contractor Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) launched what might be the first organized wireless honeypot, designed to tempt unwary Wi-Fi hackers and bandwidth …
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Intel owns Inside (true)

Intel's fearless intellectual property lawyers have wrested the word 'inside' from a rival US firm, after an epic battle.
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Qwest rewrites accounts, fights for survival

Qwest Communications International Inc is now fighting for survival after admitting that it incorrectly recognized optical-capacity revenue amounting to $1.16bn in the years 1999, 2000 and 2001. Other secrets could still be lurking in its accounts, and the new management team at the debt-laden company faces a battle to …
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IBM, HP quibble over Xeon MPs in midrange servers

IBM Corp yesterday announced benchmarks for its eight-way xSeries 440 "Vigil" server. The results, it said, demonstrate to naysayers that servers based on the "Foster" Xeon MP processors from Intel Corp can, with the right chipsets, show good scalability on commercial processing workloads, Timothy Prickett Morgan writes. …
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Macromedia, Adobe settle patent squabble

Adobe Systems Inc and Macromedia Inc have settled all their outstanding patent infringement lawsuits, the firms announced yesterday, hopefully bringing to an end two years of litigation and badmouthing. "The terms of the settlement are confidential," the companies said in a joint statement released after the market closed …
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Vodafone Q1 subs show modest growth

Vodafone Group Plc, the world's second largest mobile phone operator, yesterday published key performance indicators for the quarter ended June 30, featuring slightly higher average revenue per user in its core markets, increased revenue contribution from data services, and modest overall growth of subscriber numbers. In …
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Symantec guards against blended security threats

Symantec Corp is stepping up its attempts to tackle "blended" security threats, such as Code Red, with a new combined security product. Due for release next month, Symantec Client Security combines anti-virus, firewall and intrusion-detection technologies to prevent against hybrid security attacks. Security software …
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Mobile operators seek to convert pre-paid masses

European mobile operators facing massive debt and market saturation are now examining the value of their less profitable pre-paid customers, Ciaran Buckley writes.
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What do Boy Scouts have in common with hot gay sex videos?

Type in "Boy Scout" in the query box of the UK web site of Ask Jeeves and up pops an ad for "hot gay sex videos".
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B3ta.com – good pics, great jokes

Site of the Day The Net is awash with comedy-stroke-satire, some very good, but most resolutely text-based.
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ICANN director to see accounts

ICANN board member Karl Auerbach has won the right to inspect ICANN's books.
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Apple Jaguar promo doesn't apply to Jaguar

A promotion that promises to sweeten the pain of the $129 update to Apple's OS X 10.2 Jaguar release doesn't apply to Jaguar, leaving Register readers perplexed.
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Tougher penalties for UK copyright thieves

A Bill which increases the maximum penalty for copyright theft in the UK from two years to 10 years has become law.
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NTL claims 300K home broadband subs

NTL today issued UK residential broadband subscriber figures - more than 300,000 punters.
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V21 pays for The Free Internet

V21, or V Two One as it insists on calling itself, has swooped on stricken ISP, The Free Internet, buying its user base of thefreeinternet.net and business ops in an agreed deal. Terms are undisclosed.
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Domain name disputes taken into national courts

Disquiet over the domain registration dispute process involving .biz domains has led to court action on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Pay up, or you're blocked: Indian ISPs tell US megasites

America's biggest content providers could face a toll to enter India cyberspace, if plans mooted by the Indian ISP trade association bear fruit.