16th > September > 2002 Archive
Stelios faces challenger in easy domain name crusade
The ongoing crusade against any domains that feature the word "easy" by Easy Group and its head Stelios Haji-Ioannou may finally have come unstuck with art print site Easyart.com.
IT holds up well in private equity slump
Global private equity investment for last year fell by almost 50 per cent from the all-time record high of US$199 billion in 2000 to US$100 billion in 2001, according to a study by investment house 3i and consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers published today.
WorldCom axes 2,000 jobs in Europe
WorldCom is to axe 2,000 jobs in Europe, wiping out a quarter of its workforce in the region.
Perens on Sincere Choice political push
Bruce Perens, the guy who wrote the Open Source definition way back in 1997, has been in the news a lot lately. Some of the media attention has been on his parting of the ways with Hewlett-Packard (Perens calls his departure more of a amicable decision -- The New York Times' description of it as a firing was a bit overblown, Perens says).
Review The 6310i is the new top-notch business phone from Nokia, with Bluetooth, GPRS and Java. It’s £100 with a contract, £300 without, and replaces the 6310, which has only been out for a brief time.
blueyonder trashes 25,000 email accounts
Telewest has apologised to thousands of its customers of its blueyonder Internet service after major disk failure trashed 25,000 email accounts. The problem has now been resolved.
The MS Tablet – nice app, but why's it a PC?
Last week, as we intimated was about to happen, Microsoft Tablet PC product marketing manager Neil Laver popped round to display his wares. He very decently also proposes to let us play with one for a couple of days RSN, but an hour or so spent with him poking at the beast helped answer some questions, while raising quite a few more.
Slapper worm spanks Apache servers
A virulent Linux worm is creating an attack network on the Internet, security clearing house CERT warned this weekend.
Life returns to Pipex's ADSL service
Users of Pipex's ADSL service are reporting that it's working again after going tits up at the weekend.
Bang! PC Association slams Fujitsu HDDs
The Personal Computer Association is reporting "remarkable levels of failures of Fujitsu hard drives" experienced by the UK system builder community.
Aramiska leads Yorkshire broadband project
450 SMEs in Yorkshire and Humberside are to get broadband satellite access for nowt as part of a year-long trial in the region.
Energis denies ditching FRIACO
Energis has denied a report that it is to cease providing wholesale unmetered Net access for UK ISPs.
New AES crypto standard broken already?
Theoretical attacks against AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) winner Rijndael and runner-up Serpent have been published. They might work in the practical world; they might not. That's about all we can say from the latest edition of Bruce Schneier's CryptoGram newsletter, which seeks to simplify the issues discovered by researchers Nicolas Courtois and Josef Pieprzyk, and elaborated in a paper entitled "Cryptanalysis of Block Ciphers with Overdefined Systems of Equations".
SonyEricsson P800 slips to 2003?
The briefest of reports at French website Mobilmag suggests that the much-hyped SonyEricsson P800, which integrates PDA and a 2.5G cameraphone, has been delayed until January 2003. The story doesn't cite any sources, but says that stability concerns are the reason for the delay.
Fujitsu Siemens extends warranties for Fujitsu HDDs
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is playing down the data loss issues arising from the failure of 300,000 faulty hard disk drives, made by sister company Fujitsu between September 2000 and 2001.
Wallop! Fujitsu Europe fudges HDD recall
We caught up today with Mike Nelson, technical sales director at Fujitsu Europe Ltd, who was happy to take our call, but profoundly reluctant to answer our questions about the Great Fujitsu Hard Drive Fiasco.