A colossal stuff-up in Microsoft's and KDE's implementation of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate handling makes it possible for anyone with a valid VeriSign SSL site certificate to forge any other VeriSign SSL site certificate, and abuse hapless Konqueror and Internet Explorer users with impunity.
The Shadow Robot Company, based in London, has received £75,000 from the UK government to build a robotic arm to help people with physical impairments, Matthew Clarke writes.
A US man says he will appeal a court's decision which ruled that an idea that existed only in his mind belonged to his employer.
BOL.com - the Bertelsmann ecommerce venture created to rival the mighty Amazon - is to enter a new chapter of etailing in the UK.
Sun is to revive the Intel version of Solaris, which it effectively mothballed late last year.
DNSCON 5By far the most entertaining - and controversial - speech of this year's DNSCON, the UK hacker conference, was delivered by Scotsman Gus (something of the Irvine Welsh of the UK's h4xOr scene) who lambasted the Hollywood image of hacking.
Cybercafe chain EasyEverything is digging in its heels over the music industry's attempt to make it cough up £100,000 for allowing its customers to download music from the Net.
Digitimes suggests that Dell will enter the PocketPC business in time for Christmas with a $299 PDA.
Write a cool CPU benchmark and you could win up to $5,000. And free benchmarking software. And see your efforts incorporated into the SPEC CPU 2004 benchmark suite.
Tiscali UK has threatened to boot off users who abuse its 24/7 unmetered dial-up service. In an email Tiscali warned punters that they have "extremely high usage" on their AnyTime dial-up packages.
Physical misuse of laptops is behind the majority of faults with corporate machines, costing UK plc millions of unnecessary equipment repairs.
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The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) ToolTalk RPC database server contains a vulnerability that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on target systems or cause a denial of service.
Sun Microsystems has confirmed the specifications for its first general purpose server to feature Intel chips.
Administrators are urged to review the impact of a potentially serious vulnerability affecting many Linux and Unix distributions.