SSL defeated in IE and Konqueror
A colossal stuff-up in Microsoft's and KDE's implementation of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate handling makes it possible for anyone with a valid VeriSign SSL site certificate to forge any other VeriSign SSL site certificate, and abuse hapless Konqueror and Internet Explorer users with impunity.
Shadow Robot Co. builds Helping Hand
The Shadow Robot Company, based in London, has received £75,000 from the UK government to build a robotic arm to help people with physical impairments, Matthew Clarke writes.
Alcatel owns US employee's thoughts
A US man says he will appeal a court's decision which ruled that an idea that existed only in his mind belonged to his employer.
BOL UK to become online book club
BOL.com - the Bertelsmann ecommerce venture created to rival the mighty Amazon - is to enter a new chapter of etailing in the UK.
Sun revives Solaris for Intel
Sun is to revive the Intel version of Solaris, which it effectively mothballed late last year.
The hacker's worst enemy? Another hacker
DNSCON 5By far the most entertaining - and controversial - speech of this year's DNSCON, the UK hacker conference, was delivered by Scotsman Gus (something of the Irvine Welsh of the UK's h4xOr scene) who lambasted the Hollywood image of hacking.
EasyEverything fights music biz over download demands
Cybercafe chain EasyEverything is digging in its heels over the music industry's attempt to make it cough up £100,000 for allowing its customers to download music from the Net.
Dell's Xmas PDA?
Digitimes suggests that Dell will enter the PocketPC business in time for Christmas with a $299 PDA.
The SPEC CPU 2004 Benchmark search program
Write a cool CPU benchmark and you could win up to $5,000. And free benchmarking software. And see your efforts incorporated into the SPEC CPU 2004 benchmark suite.
Tiscali gets tough with service ‘abusers’
Tiscali UK has threatened to boot off users who abuse its 24/7 unmetered dial-up service. In an email Tiscali warned punters that they have "extremely high usage" on their AnyTime dial-up packages.
Big Biz users mistreat laptops
Physical misuse of laptops is behind the majority of faults with corporate machines, costing UK plc millions of unnecessary equipment repairs.
The Bunk stops here
Site of The DayWhen it comes to urban legends, get rich quick schemes, stupid chainmail, virus hoaxes, the Internet is the most virulent infectious agent of all.
Unix GUI in heap big security trouble
The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) ToolTalk RPC database server contains a vulnerability that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on target systems or cause a denial of service.
Sun's Big Bear Intel hug
Sun Microsystems has confirmed the specifications for its first general purpose server to feature Intel chips.