Email bullying on the rise
If you're the victim of email bullying, you're not alone. A survey of 3,400 people by job site reed.co.uk found that bullying in the workplace by email is on the rise with one in six of staff claiming to have been victimised in this way.
Mobile phones ‘give away locations of soldiers’
It's just as well that they didn't manage to install the magical CDMA mobile phone system that Qualcomm would have liked to see in Iraq; they'd have had to prevent their soldiers from using it. At least, that's the logical deduction from new field orders.
Sendmail suffers second major flaw
Makers of Sendmail, the popular e-mail transmission software, were taken by surprise over the weekend by a public announcement of another flaw in the program. Systems affected by the vulnerability include all versions of Sendmail Pro, as well as systems running open-source Sendmail versions prior to 8.12.9, including UNIX and Linux systems. A complete list of affected systems is available from CERT.
Qualcomm ‘superhacker’ wins change of venue
Accused superhacker Jerome Heckenkamp is saying goodbye to sunny San Diego, California after winning a venue change for a 10-count indictment accusing him of sophisticated hack attacks against telecom equipment-maker Qualcomm.
BMC grabs IT Masters
BMC Software has acquired IT Masters International S.A. and its 75 staff for around $42m, writes Tony Lock.
Contractor loses crucial IR35 High Court case
On March 28, Justice Hart gave his verdict in the Gordon Stutchbury versus Inland Revenue case. He ruled in favour of the Inland Revenue. He didn't even send it back to the General Commissioners.
Chafford, Essex gets broadband
BT has released the names of a further 102 exchanges which have now been set targets which, if reached, will prompt the telco to convert the exchange to ADSL.
HP axes UK contractor rates
HP is to cut contractor pay rates from April 7 by 10 per cent as a "first step" to bringing its remuneration packages in line with the rest of the industry.
Bomb planted outside IBM Bologna offices
Police today safely defused a bomb planted outside IBM Italy's offices in Bologna. No-one has claimed responsibility, but Italian police think that the bomb was planted in protest against Gulf War II. If this assumption is correct, US and British multinationals will have to tighten security even further.
What do you give the man who had everything?
There were tears on Thursday as Net luminary and myopic visionary Dr Stuart M Lynn handed over power of ICANN to successor Paul Twomey in Rio de Janeiro.
The security appliance is dead – report
Yankee Group is advising clients to stop buying security appliances and to consider investing in security switches instead.
MM02 issues upbeat(ish) trading update
MM02, the mobile network operator formerly owned by BT, has reported an improved performance in most regions, although it will be reviewing the carrying value of its assets. MMO2's lack of size may eventually result in it becoming a takeover target, and an improved performance should help it drive a harder bargain.
NTL racks up BB numbers
NTL - which recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after last year's annus horribilis - attracted almost 400,000 new high speed Internet customers in 2002, the company announced today.
Chip sales slide as recovery ‘stalls’
The chip industry's fifteen-month recovery "stalled" in February, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported today.
Broadcom wins HP support for ‘54g’ WLAN brand
Broadcom's cunning plan to dominate the 802.11g WLAN market by attaching its '54g' brand name to the putative standard took a step closer to fruition today when HP said it will not only integrate a 54g-based chipset into its Compaq Presario 2100 and 2500 notebooks, but both machines will sport the '54g' logo.
Klez-H hangs around like a bad smell
Klez, yet again, was the mostly reported viral menace on the Internet this month.
UK SMEs are sitting ducks for crackers
More than one million UK businesses are vulnerable to hacker (or more properly cracker) attacks.
Oracle aims low with App Server
Oracle continued its assault on BEA Systems with the release today of a new lost-cost version of its application server and a program to move BEA customers onto Oracle free of charge.
Staff penalised for Dick Brown's failure
LetterThis letter from Colin Sambrook Senior National Officer of the Public and Commercial Services Union was published in the weekend edition of The FT (Mar 29/30). We republish it with permission from the PCS.
Adaptec scoops up Eurologic
Adaptec will pay a cool $30 million to acquire Eurologic Systems and build out its storage hardware portfolio.