3rd > September > 2002 Archive
Psion can pay Symbian dues (true)
At some point the Symbian tail will wag the Psion dog, financially speaking. And then we will be in an ARM/Acorn situation.
MS Outlook digital sigs easily forged
Digital signatures can easily be forged and therefore can't be trusted in Outlook because of the same certificate chaining issue plaguing Internet Explorer, researcher Mike Benham says.
BT broadband checker goes skew whiff
The online database which allows Brits to check whether they can get ADSL has gone skew whiff.
Net abuse top reason for the sack
Email and Net abuse at work have become the number one reason why UK employees face the sack, according to a survey out today.
Password guessing games with Check Point firewall
Security researchers have discovered two potentially serious flaws with Check Point's flagship FireWall-1 firewall which give rise to both username guessing and sniffing issues.
Venezuela eliminates govt. software piracy
Venezuela has announced an official policy of preferring open source software products to proprietary ones in the public sector, according to an article by Linux Today's Brian Proffit.
Cable modem shipments grow
Belgium, Portugal, the Nordic Countries, Switzerland and the UK all recorded high growth in the cable modem shipment market last year, according to research from Dataquest. Overall, though, the growth rate in cable modem shipments slowed compared to 2000.
WinXP SP1 leaked, then unleaked again – or not?
Windows XP Service Pack 1 seems to have been out for the past few hours and, contrary to our earlier report, remains out as of 4pm GMT. Sort of.
Xbox Linux Project gets SuSE 8.0 running
The Xbox Linux Project is claiming some considerable level of success in its quest to turn Microsoft's closed box into a Linux box. It has SuSE 8.0 up and running on it (you can see some screenshots here), and in the Project's news section here it promises a tutorial on how you install SuSE on an Xbox shortly.
Eircom savaged by satire site
Campaigners in Ireland have launched a scathing attack on the country's lack of affordable and fast Internet access.
MP3 royalty assurances are worthless – Vorbis author
Claim and counter-claim continue to muddy the waters around the issue of MP3 player royalties.