24th > January > 2002 Archive

Ebay hacking case gets weird

Kevin Poulsen, 24 Jan 2002

Antitrust legal beagles suing MS and DoJ

Antitrust watchdog group the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) will hold a press conference Thursday to announce details of a lawsuit they intend to file against Microsoft and the US Department of Justice, Reuters reports.
Thomas C Greene, 24 Jan 2002

Labels ask time-out in Napster battle

Something seems amiss in the Recording industry's copyright battle with Napster, as the labels have sought and been granted a 30-day time-out in the action, the Associated Press reports.
Thomas C Greene, 24 Jan 2002
Broken CD with wrench

Woz goes wireless – by stealth

ComputerWire, 24 Jan 2002

NTT researchers predict 10Gbps wireless

ComputerWire, 24 Jan 2002

Baltimore sells content security business

Baltimore Technologies has secured a much needed cash lifeline with the sale of its content security business to UK software firm Clearswift Corporation for £20.5 million.
John Leyden, 24 Jan 2002

Zetnet rescues Cloud Nine

Zetnet has confirmed that it has acquired the customer base of troubled ISP Cloud Nine.
Tim Richardson, 24 Jan 2002

Myth of storage security savaged

Storage security will become an "imperative" this year as the adoption of Internet technologies undermines the comforting notion that storage networks are safe from hacker attacks.
John Leyden, 24 Jan 2002

Buy DVDs and games abroad – and break the law

British consumers will be on the wrong side of the law for the first time if they buy overseas DVDs or computer games 'unauthorised' for the UK and play them on their PCs at home.
Drew Cullen, 24 Jan 2002

BT sniffs at broadband in the sewer

BT has shrugged aside news that it faces competition from a new company laying fibre optic cables along London's sewers.
Tim Richardson, 24 Jan 2002

Hackers crash online regal Dutch chat

UpdatedAn online chat with the heir to the Dutch throne was abandoned after hackers launched a denial of service attack.
John Leyden, 24 Jan 2002

Digital certificates for UK pathology results

The electronic transmission of patient's pathology results from labs to doctor's surgeries in the UK is to be protected using digital certificates from ViaCode, Royal Mail's encryption business.
John Leyden, 24 Jan 2002

The Linux-AMD AGP bug – who's to blame?

After arranging a tete a tete between two representatives of the Linux kernel team and AMD, Gentoo founder Daniel Robbins has drawn some initial conclusions on the bug affecting Linux users on AMD Athlon AGP systems.
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Jan 2002

Too many Updates already, users tell The Beast

Research commissioned internally by Microsoft amongst its corporate users has highlighted an unexpected gripe, sources tell The Register.
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Jan 2002

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