21st > February > 2003 Archive

Pipex and Eclipse win top Internet ‘Oscars’

Pipex and Eclipse have scooped the top awards at this year's "Internet Oscars" held in London last night.
Tim Richardson, 21 Feb 2003

Unions fight call centre crossed legs

Britain's bosses are being pressed to treat their staff with respect and allow them sufficient time to take pee breaks.
Tim Richardson, 21 Feb 2003

Crypto attack against SSL outlined

Swiss security researchers have discovered an attack against implementations of the ubiquitous SSL protocol that could potentially compromise email passwords, though not ecommerce transactions.
John Leyden, 21 Feb 2003

Selling homeland security – how it works

What did you make up in the war on terror, daddy? The Register's recent discovery of the 'approved news' panel on the front page of the US Customs site is already paying dividends.
John Lettice, 21 Feb 2003

How to get an ATM PIN in 15 guesses

Cambridge researchers have documented a worrying PIN cracking technique against the hardware security modules commonly used by bank ATMs.
John Leyden, 21 Feb 2003

Spam is ‘public enemy number one’, says AOL

AOL is kicking butt in a bid to clamp down on spam.
Tim Richardson, 21 Feb 2003

The London charge zone, the DP Act, and MS .NET

Data Protection Act breaches by London's traffic congestion charge system may be numerous and varied, even if you exclude all of the ones that are committed if Mayor Ken's security ring of steel exists. And a report by one of the many (we presume) journalists who've infiltrated the system suggests a) that it doesn't work to anything like the extent claimed; b) that conduct and training of camera operators is inadeqate and in breach of CCTV legislation; and c) that the whole shooting match will fall over if too many recipients of penalty charges contest them.
John Lettice, 21 Feb 2003

Poker.com Inc continues fight over ‘hijacked’ URL

UpdatePoker.com Inc is continuing to pursue "all legal avenues" in a bid to regain control of the domain www.poker.com.
Tim Richardson, 21 Feb 2003

IBM launches powerful AIX/Linux entry-level server

IBM today launched what it touts as the world's most powerful entry-level Web server.
John Leyden, 21 Feb 2003

Oops – Internet credit card Marbles' web site goes MIA

In one of life's more astonishing pieces of bad luck, the web site of the Internet-oriented Marbles credit card vanished today, just as The Register's new Marbles card and Internet login details arrived.
John Lettice, 21 Feb 2003

Unisys boss predicts telco restructuring

The days of dialling-up to retrieve your voicemail are numbered, thanks to audio MMS, says Carlo d'Asaro Biondo, the general manager for communications and media at Unisys EMEA.
Bryan Betts, 21 Feb 2003

AOL probes hacker “breach”

AOL is investigating reports that crackers gained access to its customer database through a combination of cracking and social engineering exploits.
John Leyden, 21 Feb 2003

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