19th > December > 2002 Archive
Easynet - the pan-European broadband operation - is to buy French Internet outfit Maiaah! for around €100,000.
AOL is keeping mum over news that it has acquired the patent for instant messaging (IM). News of its success broke yesterday even though the patent, number 6,449,344, was granted in September.
A former sysadmin with UBS PaineWebber was indicted yesterday on federal charges of trying to manipulate the stock price of the brokerage's parent company by crippling its computer network.
Broadband outfit, Bulldog, is to start offering ADSL to consumers in the UK. The Alltime 500 service costs £26.99 a month and provides speeds of 256kbps upstream and 512kbps downstream.
IBM today started volume shipments of the eServer x440, a 16 processor Xeon machine.
A Windows network worm which spreads through shared folders is spreading across Internet this week.
Secure shell (SSH) protocol implementations from several vendors are subject to a number of potentially serious security flaws, security clearing house CERT warned earlier this week.
Oracle Corp played-up license renewals during its second quarter, reported yesterday, which it believes herald an end to the IT glut that has hampered customers' spending.
Palm Inc gave itself a corporate pat on the back yesterday as it clawed its way back into profit in its second quarter and turned in sales well ahead of forecasts.
BEA Systems Inc is back-pedaling on efforts to attract Visual Basic developers to its WebLogic Workshop Java programming environment, in what appears a strategic reversal, writes Gavin Clarke.
High speed internet connections are finding their way into homes and businesses across the US, but the rate of growth has slipped compared to last year, according to the Federal Communications Commission.
High-tech executives in the US are battling to prevent the Department of Defense from imposing restrictions on the use of radio spectrum for Wi-Fi products. Defense officials said this month that they are concerned that proposals to open up more radio spectrum to cater for the increasing popularity of wireless LAN applications may end up interfering with military radar.
Forget Hornby train sets and Eminem CDs - it seems the favourite item on Christmas wish lists this year is broadband.
Platform Computing, the distributed resource management and Grid computing software, is reaching out beyond its traditional commercial customer base.
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Office party revellers should not photocopy their buttocks this Christmas - not unless they want some nurse to pick out shards of glass from their backside.
Register associate IT-minds.com is pushing out the festive sleigh this week. They've picked your favourite books of 2002 and are offering a special Xmas discount of 35 per cent.
A buffer overrun flaw in Macromedia Flash can be used to inject malicious code into target systems.
It may not be all that successful at knocking out incoming missiles yet, but the US "son of star wars" missile defence programme has already - albeit accidentally - spawned a death ray that can knock out motor vehicles, reports today's Guardian. The UK government is currently thought poised to green light a US government request to base components of the defence system at RAF Fylingdales, already a noted US spook station on UK soil, so the prudent spooks are upgrading their security systems in preparation for the inevitable onslaught of peace campaigners.
Broadband campaigners are spitting feathers after reporting that their recently ADSL-upgraded exchanges don't appear to be working.