2nd > December > 2003 Archive
A security alert issued by the Debian says that a known Linux kernel code vulnerability was used to break into the project's servers, bringing development builds to a halt.
ATM giant and voting machine hopeful Diebold has dropped its attempts to stifle discussion of flaws in its computer systems.
A conference to help police capture online child predators is launched today.
Police in Scotland have nabbed their first motorists caught using mobile phones while behind the wheel.
The German site Dialerschutz (Dialler Protection) warns Internet users against new rogue diallers which connect through Emsat, Eutelsat's satellite system. Internet users have been faced with exceptionally high phone bills.
Opinion Companies should protect consumer data better than Wells Fargo did, but in cleaning up its laptop data spill the bank blazed a trail worth following, says SecurityFocus columnist Mark Rasch.
Sony has begun shipping its blue laser Professional Disc for Data (PDD) optical drives and media.
Siebel is preparing to shift its architecture to its new Universal Application Network platform.
Sage pre-tax profits climbed 12 per cent (at constant exchange rates) to £151m on sales up 4 per cent to £560.3m for the year to 30 September 2003. The accountancy and business management software vendor squeezed out some extra margin points too, increasing operating margin by 1.6 per cent to 27.8 per cent. The declining dollar affected group profits, which were only partly offset by the appreciating euro. Taking this into account, adjusted (i.e real) turnover grew 2 per cent and operating profit increased 9 per cent.
Over a month after its release at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference, Longhorn build 4051 has made it into the pirate coves of Malaysia, priced - Reuters tells us - at an eye-watering $1.58. For this you get, well, not a lot actually, but if you happened to be passing the Holiday Plaza centre in Johor Bahru, $1.58 probably beats identifying a warez FTP source and downloading it for free.
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is to continue to crack down on dodgy domain sellers who pressure companies into registering domains.
The retrial of DVD Jon Johansen is set to begin in Oslo today.
Orange has admitted that it made an £84,000 cock-up after billing punters for receiving marketing picture messages from the mobilephoneco.
If Jon Johansen - who goes on trial again later today in Norway - had the intention of raising public awareness of Locked Music when he posted his DRM crack for iTunes, he's certainly achieved it now, we reckon.
UK train company GNER yesterday began a free, 19-day Wi-Fi trial on board rail services out of London's Kings Cross to Scotland and the North of England.
ATI has launched its latest picture processing chip aimed at the US HDTV market.
A picture purporting to be concept art of Sony's next-generation console, the PlayStation 3, has been circulated on the Internet, showing a sleek silver console with a slot-loading DVD drive.
A new variant of the infamous Mimail worm attempts to knock anti-spam websites off the Net.
Ebay has taken action following allegations that its online auction house was being used to trade in child pornography.