12th > December > 2002 Archive
Trend Micro squashes buffer overflow bug
Trend Micro has issued a fix to address buffer overflow vulnerabilities within popular versions of its anti-virus software packages.
BTo tops complaints league
Oftel receives by far and away more complaints about BTopenworld than any other ISP, according to the latest stats from telecoms regulator Oftel.
All bugs are created equal
Security tools vendor ISS has promised to handle security vulnerabilities affecting open source and Windows platforms the same way following criticism of its premature disclosure of open source security problems.
Fire guts Edinburgh's AI library
Staff and students at the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh are trying to come to terms with a fire which ripped through one of its buildings, destroying 40 years of work housed in its library.
China floors pedal in DSL race
Take-up of DSL in China is faster than any other country, according to the latest analysis from Point Topic.
Ran Mokady takes helm at Pogo
Pogo, the UK PDA maker, today rises from the ashes with a new CEO-cum-investor, a change of business model, and a slightly new name.
MS talks smartphone -developer support follows ‘soon’
The Register's spies at a Microsoft "Smartphone Application Security" chat earlier this week give us the impression that the company might just have been caught a little flat-footed by the development/application signing issue. Because the answers to 'when' and 'how' currently seem to be, um, soon, but er, it'll be great.
MS puts the squeeze on new Win2k PC preinstalls
Microsoft may have relented on switching off mainstream support for Windows 2000 next year, but that doesn't mean it isn't serious about pushing users away from the OS. According to Extremetech, PC manufacturers are to be barred from selling dual boot WinXP and Win2k systems from next year.
Frugal Google aims to be catalog, e-commerce lynchpin
If there's any doubt that Google is compiling what could potentially be the world's most lucrative database, it should have been dispelled last night. Already the leading search engine, Google has signaled its intention to become a key e-commerce destination, too. Google has launched a beta of a shopping catalog service it calls Froogle. At this early stage, Froogle finds product information from retailers by name and price range.
Mac fraud bust: the Inside Story
Police in Markham, Illinois charged a 38-year old man this afternoon on two counts of forgery
Your Microsoft critical security patches tonight
Microsoft last night released three sets of security patches, the most important of which aims to address flaws in Microsoft Virtual Machine (VM) which it admits could enable system compromise.
US! .gov! shuts Saddam! sprog! Yahoo! account!
Yahoo! Has shut down Saddam Hussein's son's email account following an intervention by the US government.
Septic tank spam – the 419 de nos jours?
Anti-spam filtering outfit Brightmail has released a list of the ten most common spam messages assaulting users' in-boxes this year.