9th > August > 2002 Archive

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.
Thomas C Greene, 09 Aug 2002

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.
John Leyden, 09 Aug 2002

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.
Thomas C Greene, 09 Aug 2002

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.
Thomas C Greene, 09 Aug 2002

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.
Thomas C Greene, 09 Aug 2002

Covad DSL business shrinks

ComputerWire, 09 Aug 2002

Go Daddy launches budget domain biz

ComputerWire, 09 Aug 2002
DVD it in many colours

Quantum scores Sun OEM tape deal

ComputerWire, 09 Aug 2002

Sybase to support Microsoft .NET with PowerBuilder

ComputerWire, 09 Aug 2002

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.
ComputerWire, 09 Aug 2002

Bankers to decide if Qwest will survive

ComputerWire, 09 Aug 2002

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,
Drew Cullen, 09 Aug 2002

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.
Drew Cullen, 09 Aug 2002

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.
John Leyden, 09 Aug 2002

‘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".
Andrew Orlowski, 09 Aug 2002

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.
Andrew Orlowski, 09 Aug 2002

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.
Drew Cullen, 09 Aug 2002

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.
Bill Thompson, 09 Aug 2002

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.
John Leyden, 09 Aug 2002

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.
Drew Cullen, 09 Aug 2002

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.
John Leyden, 09 Aug 2002

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.
Drew Cullen, 09 Aug 2002

MS ‘Software Choice’ scheme a clever fraud

Microsoft's new "Software Choice" campaign is all for your right to choose... as long as you choose Microsoft. It's too bad that Intel and the U.S. Government couldn't see through the rhetoric.
Bruce Perens, 09 Aug 2002