16th > October > 2002 Archive

BrightMail works to close spam loopholes

ComputerWire, 16 Oct 2002

AOL drops third party pop-ups

ComputerWire, 16 Oct 2002
SGI logo hardware close-up

Adobe moves into document management

ComputerWire, 16 Oct 2002

Sun may broaden jobs sweep

ComputerWire, 16 Oct 2002

France plots to evade EU rules over telecom debt

ComputerWire, 16 Oct 2002

Intel applies long memory to smart phones

ComputerWire, 16 Oct 2002

Storage is bustin' out all over

Expect to find much of the storage industry away from its desk over the next few days. What with Storage Expoon in Birmingham, UK Stockage in Paris, Systems in Munich setting up a StorageSolutionsArea , and the SNIA having its US symposium in San Jose, this is storage exhibition week.
Bryan Betts, 16 Oct 2002

Everywhere! starts taking sat ISP sign-ups

Everywhere! Broadband has begun accepting registrations for its one-way broadband satellite service ahead of a full commercial launch later this year.
Tim Richardson, 16 Oct 2002

Windows Messenger is new spam vector

The forces of evil have produced a devilish tool whereby spam can be sent to thousands of Windows users in minutes, in the guise of system alerts. This was brought to our attention by reader Mike MacNeill, who sent us a screenie of a Windows system alert offering him the university diploma of his dreams with "no required tests, classes, books or interviews," in the classic manner. Below is a smaller example:
Thomas C Greene, 16 Oct 2002

‘Explicit’ ads floor Vodafone

Another day, another big-name company gets a ticking-off from the guardians of advertising decency.
Tim Richardson, 16 Oct 2002

If I tell you that I'll have to kill you: Red Hat fights the DMCA

Red Hat has struck a small blow against the DMCA, by publishing a security patch which can only be explained fully to people who are not within US jurisdiction. The company's position here seems to be not altogether voluntary - according to a spokesman "it is bizarre, and unfortunately something Red Hat cannot easily do much about," but like it or not Red Hat has been recruited to the campaign to make the DMCA look ridiculous.
John Lettice, 16 Oct 2002

Vodafone swoops on Cegetel

Vodafone has delivered a knock-out blow in the tussle with Vivendi Universal to gain control of Cegetel, the French telecoms house. It is stumping up €6.3bn cash for the stakes held by fellow minority partners BT and SBC Communications, taking its share of the company to 56 per cent. And it has made a non-binding offer to buy Vivendi's 44 per cent in Cegetel for €6.77bn. This offer expires on October 30, leaving Vivendi with a very tight timetable to respond with a counter-offer.
Drew Cullen, 16 Oct 2002

Intel Q3 results disappoint, outlook cloudy

Intel's third quarter results, released on Tuesday, showed profits significantly higher than the previous year, but short of analysts' expectations.
ElectricNews.net, 16 Oct 2002

Lik-Sang lives! (Minus mod-chips)

Hong Kong-based online retailer Lik-Sang, one of the most popular importers of console hardware and software, has reopened its website for business after over a week offline which resulted from a lawsuit filed by Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft with the high court of Hong Kong.
gamesindustry.biz, 16 Oct 2002

Now we are two: OpenOffice.org celebrates

OpenOffice.org, the Open Source office suite based on Sun's StarOffice, celebrated its second birthday this week with a couple of new releases: a 1.0 beta for Mac OS X and a new developer release, charting the path for future user versions of OpenOffice.org 1.0.
Grant Gross, 16 Oct 2002

Pensioner gets five years for German cashpoint scam

A German pensioner who failed to sell banks his encryption scheme for ATM machines has been convicted of counterfeiting credit and debit cards.
John Leyden, 16 Oct 2002

IBM, HDS, Sun, VERITAS form storage management gang

Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, Sun Microsystems and VERITAS Software Corporation announced on Tuesday "a new effort dedicated to the promotion and progress of SNIA's Common Information Model (CIM), Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) technology and Storage Management Initiative (SMI) specifications (formerly Bluefin) for Storage Area Network (SAN)-based storage management".
IT-Analysis, 16 Oct 2002

Text me, Sex me, my porn star baby

With news still fresh that Vodafone believes many people use text messages to "enhance their love lives", here's something that might be of interest to the monster mobileco.
Tim Richardson, 16 Oct 2002

MS kills another clip-art fan rave

Microsoft has yanked another of its fraudulent user testimonials, in this case a fictitious twelve-year-old boy raving about a fictional homework assignment and the indespensable insights he received from MS Encarta Reference Library in preparing it.
Thomas C Greene, 16 Oct 2002

Sklyarov denied US visa to testify in DMCA case

Dmitry Sklyarov, the Russian programmer at the centre of the first Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) prosecution, has been denied a US visa in a move that jeopardises his requirement to testify in the forthcoming trial of his former employers, ElcomSoft.
John Leyden, 16 Oct 2002

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IT-Analysis, 16 Oct 2002

Silvermead launches Sat broadband next month

Yet another ISP is to offer broadband via a one-way satellite service bringing high-speed Net access to people all over the country.
Tim Richardson, 16 Oct 2002

Trap blackhat hackers with IT-Minds

It's all gone a bit Mata Hari this week at Reg associate IT-minds.com. Our favourite online bookshop is offering an insight into how to lure blackhat hackers to a sticky end with Honeypots: Tracking Hackers. This ultimate guide to a rapidly growing, cutting-edge technology will teach you the skills you need to deploy the best honeypot solutions for your environment. Available to all Register visitors at £:24.49 - a saving of 30 per cent.
Team Register, 16 Oct 2002

Feelies with Intel's Mr Banias

Microprocessor ForumMooly Eden, the director of Intel's Israel Mobile Platform Group, dared us to see how cool the Banias mobile chip really is yesterday, in the queue for salad.
Andrew Orlowski, 16 Oct 2002

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