29th > October > 2002 Archive

All your e-commerce sites belong to PanIP (and they want your money)

Andrew Orlowski, 29 Oct 2002

Of mad snipers and cyber- terrorists

Last Monday the Internet was attacked in what one Washington official described as "the most sophisticated and largest assault" in its history. Eight of thirteen root DNS servers got whacked simultaneously with a distributed denial of service attack. Had the assault not been shut down in an hour, the constant interchange of e-mail spam and viruses might have been slowed; the ability of millions to BS idly with strangers in IRC might have been impeded; e-commerce orders of bulk dog food might have gone unfulfilled; and millions of teenagers might have been denied their daily downloads of porn and warez and MP3s.
Thomas C Greene, 29 Oct 2002

Creepy MSN butterfly guy identified

In a recent article dealing with Microsoft's advertising crimes against New York City I described their new MSN-8 butterfly advert as bearing "the silhouette of a ghastly adult male with ludicrous antennae reminiscent of the 'Killer Bee' skits from Saturday Night Live, and creepy, superhero gloves, with colorful 'butterfly' wings."
Thomas C Greene, 29 Oct 2002

Dell will swing PDAs to PocketPC, says Dataquest

ComputerWire, 29 Oct 2002

Open Source is good for America – US military advised

A report commissioned by the US military concludes that open source and free software should play a greater part in the infrastructure of the world's remaining superpower.
Andrew Orlowski, 29 Oct 2002

Merseyside council suspends five in porn probe

Five staff in a council team dealing with young offenders have been suspended for alleged "Internet misuse".
John Leyden, 29 Oct 2002

Kournikova virus author loses appeal

Jan de Wit, aka OnTheFly, infamous author of the Anna Kournikova worm, has lost his appeal against his sentence for creating and distributing the prolific worm.
John Leyden, 29 Oct 2002

Real opens source but keeps its crown jewels

ComputerWire, 29 Oct 2002

Trustix clinches China Secure Linux deal

ComputerWire, 29 Oct 2002

IBM demos BladeCenter using future Power4 variant

ComputerWire, 29 Oct 2002

Brocade and Emulex go unified

The Register's new Enterprise Storage Channel
Bryan Betts, 29 Oct 2002

SAN to SCSI converter targets AS/400

The Register's new Enterprise Storage Channel
Bryan Betts, 29 Oct 2002
server room

You're never alone with a clone

The Register's new Enterprise Storage Channel
Bryan Betts, 29 Oct 2002

DoCoMo gets defaced

Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo shut down part of its Web site last week after an attack by Internet vandals.
John Leyden, 29 Oct 2002

SuSE Linux makes its pitch for the Windows desktop

SuSE is pitching for the mainstream office client market with the announcement today of SuSE Linux Desktop, which it ominously describes as the "first element of SuSE's product campaign for the utilization of Linux on workstations." The product, which will ship from January, is aimed squarely at existing Windows users, companies and individuals with no previous Linux experience.
John Lettice, 29 Oct 2002