Dangers of the Google tool bar exposed
A series of attacks based on a flaw in the way the Google tool bar uses URLs to alter browser settings has been described by Israeli security outfit GreyMagic Software.
Trio of bugs bite MS Content Management Server
A trio of vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Content Management Server (MCMS) has come to light, the most serious of which potentially allows attackers to gain control of victim's machines.
WorldCom accounting disaster doubles
Embattled telecoms monstrosity WorldCom has just announced the discovery of an additional $3.3 billion minrepresented in falsified financial reports, adding to the $3.6 billion scam revealed earlier in which operating expenses were slyly listed as capital expenses.
EFF pimps X-Box cracker ‘victory’
"The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is pleased to announce that former MIT doctoral student Andrew 'Bunnie' Huang will present a paper explaining a security flaw in the Microsoft Xbox (TM) videogame system," a recent press release begins.
Web pornographer hacks bin Laden
The Western intelligence establishment must be dancing for joy knowing that Internet pornographer Jon Messner has managed to infiltrate the shadowy world of al-Qaeda cyberterror involving a Web site called Al Neda.
Subsidiary drawn into C&W-Akamai court battle
Cable & Wireless Plc has added another patent infringement lawsuit to the seemingly endless barrage of litigation between itself and Akamai Technologies Inc, Kevin Murphy writes. In a complaint filed this week in San Francisco, the company also listed Akamai spin-off Sockeye Networks Inc as a defendant.
Handset shortages delay Vodafone 3G rollout
Vodafone is to sell dual mode 3G handsets in Japan only this year, citing shortages, according to the FT,
Microsoft ‘hoovers millions’ from UK schools – update
Bob Blizzard, the Waveney, Suffolk MP who is campaigning against 'unfair' Microsoft licence terms for schools, has published an email from the software giant, replying to his complaints.
OECD updates network security guidelines
The Organisation For Economic Co-Operation And Development (OECD) this week released a set of guidelines for information security aimed at creating a "culture of security" among government and business in the wake of last year's September 11 attacks.
‘Safe’ web still wide open – Windows sleuth
Professor David Martin and Andrew Schulman - the latter best known for his Windows forensics - have updated their analysis of SafeWeb's privacy browsing system, and say it still leaves users "sitting ducks".
Amiga revs OS, wins more phone blessings
The rejuvenated Amiga company, Amiga Inc., this week released the a feature list for the latest version of its OS, bringing support for the recent hardware to the platform.
PC Plod fills email inboxes with The Great Scam Spam
A couple of weeks ago, my wife was told to watch out for a female stranger conducting an ingenious phone scam.
Damn the Constitution: Europe must take back the Web
OpinionI've had enough of US hegemony. It's time for change -and a closed European network.
MMS to become the new WAP?
The mobile industry is in danger of swallowing its own hype about the growth potential of Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS), leaving it in danger of repeating the mistakes made with the introduction of WAP.
Last call for the EU DRAM dumping debate
In June this year, Infineon filed a complaint with the European Commission over alleged subsidies made by the Korean government to Korean DRAM makers.
IRS returns to HP after Dell dalliance
HP has won a $35 million five-year contract to supply the US Internal Revenue Service with PCs after a deal between the tax authority and Dell went sour.
Hutchison, ST buy Global Crossing
Global Crossing, the stricken US carrier, is to have Hong Kong and Singapore owners, after its sale was approved by the New York bankruptcy court.