21st > July > 2003 Archive

The Register breaking news

Second Tungsten T successor surfaces

Fresh images of what's purported to be Palm's next Tungsten T PDA have surfaced on a Chinese web site.

Cisco issues network security brown alert

Cisco warned last night of a potentially devastating flaw affecting a wide range of routers and switches.

Cisco IOS DoS exploit released in the wild

The risk posed by a serious DoS vulnerability to a wide range of Cisco Systems routers and switches has been upgraded following the release of an exploit onto a full disclosure mailing list.
DVD it in many colours

BT overdoses on Cisco security fix

BT restored its ADSL network to normal operation this afternoon after attempts to guard against a serious security problem overnight inadvertently disrupted the connections of a substantial minority of UK Net users this morning.
The Register breaking news

Oftel orders BT to cut wholesale net prices

Oftel today ordered BT to reduce its charges for wholesale unmetered Internet access by 17 per cent in a move that will reduce the cost of getting online for many UK consumers.
The Register breaking news

Fossil Wrist PDA delayed to 30 Sept.

Watch maker Fossil has put back the release of its much-anticipated Palm OS-based Wrist PDA to September, according to Amazon.com
The Register breaking news

Intel preps Banias-based Celerons for Q1 2004

Intel will roll out Mobile Celeron processors based on the Pentium M, aka Banias, early next year in a bid to push down the prices of wireless-enabled notebooks.
The Register breaking news

BT climbs into bed with T-Mobile

BT is to set up as a full-blown mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) on the back of a deal with T-Mobile. The company will go toe-to-toe with the likes of Vodafone and its former subsidiary, mmO2 from next month, The Business, a UK Sunday newspaper, reports.
The Register breaking news

Voda says sorry for sending horrid letter to low-rents

Vodafone UK has issued an apology to thousands of pre-paid customers for threatening to cut them off, unless they started using their phones more often.
The Register breaking news

E-mail abuses cost UK firms millions

Unnecessary and badly written e-mails cost companies in the UK millions each year, according to the latest research by business-writing consultants Emphasis.
The Register breaking news

Evesham dangles condoms in student PC promo

Students gearing up for the next academic year can get free condoms when they buy a PC or notebook from Evesham Technology.
The Register breaking news

Trojan infection linked to SA Net bank thefts

A Trojan infection has been linked to the theft of hundreds of thousands of rand from Internet accounts held at South African bank Absa.
The Register breaking news

Red Hat to dump retail, devolve package work

Red Hat will abandon retail shrinkwrap software when it releases "Cambridge," its next major upgrade, says Linux and Main, citing "company communications with employees and developers" as sources. The move will be implemented along with changes to the company's distribution and development procedures, according to the site - these are expected to be announced later today, but it is not clear whether the shrinkwrap pullout will be part of the announcement.

Business Objects buys Crystal Decisions

Business Objects is to buy Crystal Decisions, a rival business intelligence (BI) software vendor, for approx $820m, of which $300m is cash.
The Register breaking news

Samsung debuts 'world's fastest' PDA CPU

Samsung today announced what it claims is the world's fastest PDA processor, the ARM9-based S3C2440, clocked at 533MHz.
The Register breaking news

The War against ‘Viagra’

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to fight counterfeit drugs. The FDA will introduce technology that could show at a glance if drugs are real, such as watermarks or electronic tags. It will also tighten requirements for drug wholesalers so it's tougher to sneak counterfeits into legitimate supplies.
The Register breaking news

Toshiba drives notebooks down to £499

Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch Notebooks Toshiba today added new Satellite Pro and Porté gé notebooks to its extensive line-up. The Satellite Pro A10 series is aimed at SMEs on rock-bottom budgets, while the Porté gé M100 family targets users willing to pay a premium for portability. The A10 line comprises two models, both based on Intel's …
The Register breaking news

ID thieves rip off 7m US adults a year

Seven million US adults,were victims of identity theft in the 12 months ending June 2003, according to Gartner. The analyst group is calling on banks to make it tougher for crooks to obtain credit in false names.
The Register breaking news

SEC probes games industry accounting practices

The Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States has begun a probe into a number of accounting practices in the games industry, with Acclaim, Activision and THQ all confirming that they are under scrutiny.
The Register breaking news

Real Basic to target Linux

Real Basic, the rather good pro/am rapid application development tool, will support Linux when version 5.5 ships at the end of the year, its developer, Real Software, said today.
SGI logo hardware close-up

SCO says it's time for Linux users to pay up

SCO is giving the "tainted" Linux users out there a way to clean up their filthy ways via a licensing program that will begin in the coming weeks.
The Register breaking news

Claranet in talks to buy Netscalibur – sources

UK ISP Claranet is in the final stages of acquiring London-based business ISP Netscalibur, according to sources familiar with the situation.
The Register breaking news


GX Networks has bought two telecoms operations from Telenor for £1m in new shares.
Broken CD with wrench

IBM ASP'ifies Siebel CRM

IBM and Siebel are planning to tout some applications delivered over the wire. The pair are going to ASP’ify the Siebel CRM suite and offer it out to users on a monthly subscription service over the web, CNET reports.
The Register breaking news

Ericsson: recovery still far off

Ericsson has reported a Q2 net loss of $330 million.
server room

PeopleSoft: new obstacles for Oracle

PeopleSoft has acquired majority control of JD Edwards.