Stories by Byron Kaye

Authors encouraged to publish online

Australian authors will soon be able to publish works straight onto the internet without fear of copyright infringement, says Australian Society of Authors chair, Libby Gleeson.

Load security or expect a hack

Hackers have downloaded thousands of credit card numbers from ecommerce sites using Microsoft's internet software, but local execs say end users are just not using the gear properly.

X-Box: and the winner is...Intel

Almost two years from the release of Microsoft's first Internet gaming console, the software giant has confirmed the product will be powered by a Pentium III processor, not AMD.

Hackers with heart

Loopholes in Federal laws mean hacker advocate group 2600 Australia will be able to broadcast DVD decryption codes and other sensitive information on national television within weeks.

UPC plays chello to local hicks

United Pan-Europe Communications (UPC) has locally launched a broadband ISP targeted initially at Albury, Mackay, Bendigo and other regional Australian towns.

Bolt slams WAP infrastructure

Wireless application protocol is ''the new world wide wait'', in the opinion of Intel's local general manager, David Bolt.

Banks just wanna have flexibility

Internet banking has put pressure on banks to ensure mainframe systems are kept accessible 24 hours a day, according to BMC Software and the National Australia Bank (NAB), who recently joined forces.

Much ado about ASPs

Application service providers have generated "a lot of hype but not a lot of action" is the message from executives at the ASP Summit 2000.

Let leaping bugs lie

On February 29, the last Y2K-anxious day, the Australian Department of Immigration has confirmed it experienced technical glitches in its federal office.

Microsoft, MYOB cash-in on GST

In yet another GST bundle cash-in, Microsoft will attempt to boost Office 2000 sales through an alliance with self-proclaimed, GST-savvy accounting software company MYOB.

Hackers cause ASX outage

Hackers penetrated the ASX Website on Saturday night causing an outage of four hours and the Federal government says it may be powerless to penalise the culprits.

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