The Trojan horse discovered in a distribution of the Sendmail open-source e-mail server has striking similarities to a backdoor planted in OpenSSH last summer, according to security experts who've analyzed the code. But missteps in the alerting process may have given the culprits a chance to cover their tracks. The …
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The US Securities and Exchange Commission said yesterday it has filed a lawsuit against defunct language software developer Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products NV, alleging "fraudulent schemes" that wiped $8.6bn off the company's market value. The complaint claims that L&H, based and listed in Belgium and the US, …
IBM Corp's Japanese subsidiary has been fined in approximately JPY 1.5bn ($12.1m) and forced to pay taxes relating to JPY 3bn ($24.3m) in revenue that was hidden by the company over three years, according to Japanese reports. A spokesperson for the Tokyo-based subsidiary has confirmed that IBM Japan has paid back taxes for …
Network Associates Inc has reported net income of $9m for its third quarter, ended September 30, on revenue up 13% at $232.2m, including revenue from its recently reacquired McAfee.com Inc subsidiary. The Santa Clara, California-based security software and services vendor's net income compared with a net loss of $11.3m on …
End-to-end security of web services forms the most significant barrier to implementation by organizations, but this is not expected to hinder future development. A biannual survey of North American developers by Evans Data found 24% of respondents list security concerns as the number one reason for not rolling out web …
Source code from Microsoft Corp's .NET Passport online authentication service is to be turned loose under a pseudo open source initiative, a move the company claimed will assist development of .NET applications. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft yesterday announced code for its Passport Manager would be released to …
Intel Corp is to appeal a judge's ruling yesterday that its Itanium processors infringe on patents owned by Intergraph Corp, risking an additional $100m payout on top of the $150m it has already agreed to pay Intergraph, Kevin Murphy writes Texas District Court Judge John Ward ruled that two Intergraph US patents are " …
IBM Corp will today roll out the software that will enable its Power4-based AIX servers to make use of dynamic logical partitions. These have been available for decades on its mainframes and since 1999 on its AS/400-iSeries line, writes Timothy Prickett Morgan. The dynamic logical partitioning support which is built into …
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Code used to authenticate messages to Outlook Express users might be turned against them by attackers to run hostile code on victims' machines.
The second level domain .net.uk may be dead before Christmas due to underuse, thanks to the changing Internet world.
The networking market remains in a state of deep depression, with recovery not expected until the second half of 2003, and resellers in particular feeling the pain.
As the world moves down the road to a web services based future, HP, like every other vendor, is making its play in the big exciting world of applications on demand. Rather than setting up as a jack-of-all-trades, the new HP is collaborating and playing to its strengths in its latest web services software strategy.
The next version of Microsoft Office - codenamed office 11 - is not yet in beta, says Microsoft, but it is due within a month, Alun Williams writes.
Western Europe's mobile phone market will stagnate at around the 300 million mark, says a new report.
The number of job losses in the US tech sector have hit staggering levels through the first half of this year. A report from the AEA, the American Electronics Association, shows that in the first few months as many as 113,000 employees were shown the door in one way or another. But hope is at hand - the organisation reckon that the rate of redundancies are slowing.
Opinion Simon Rockman is the publisher of What Mobile, a monthly magazine/buyer's guide for people interested in mobile phones.
There are fears that Todmorden in West Yorkshire might not be upgraded to DSL because some ISPs are failing to pass on information to BT Wholesale.
BTopenworld has admitted that it has so far failed to process any orders as part of a demand-led initiative to convert exchanges to DSL.
BTopenworld has teamed up with high street electrical retailer Maplin to show off its business-class broadband service.
The boss of Gio Internet claims that the appearance of Pipex's Ts&Cs on his ISP's Web site was "a mistake".
Edinburgh-based ISP edNET was hit by a distributed denial of service attack, again.
Virus writers have targeted MSN Messenger users with a childishly transparent, but at least partially effective, piece of social engineering.
Bluetooth-enabled phones and PDAs with inadequate security could become the target of the next wave of security exploits, allowing phreakers to filch confidential information or even make calls using someone else's identity.
Letters Quick question for you, by way of introduction:-
We reported here that an outspoken critic of Itanium at NEC Leonard Tsai had lost his job because of remarks made about the troubled processor.