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Experts ponder coming Blaster attack

While Internet users and corporations dig out from the havoc caused by the new W32.Blaster Internet worm, security experts are questioning whether a massive denial of service attack from infected machines, scheduled for Saturday, will succeed.

Yahoo may continue AltaVista site, executive says

Yahoo Inc. may continue with the AltaVista Web site (www.altavista.com) after it completes its acquisition of Overture Services Inc., and may use some of AltaVista's search technologies on its own portal sites, according to an executive of Sunnyvale,...

Australia signs up for access to Microsoft source code

Australia has signed on to Microsoft Corp.'s Government Security Program (GSP), giving the Australian government access to the programming code underlying several versions of the Windows operating system, Microsoft said in a statement Thursday.

Microsoft patch process called into question

Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Update patch management program has a critical shortcoming that in some cases could fool users into thinking their systems are properly patched against some vulnerabilities when in fact they aren't.

New HP device converts VHS to DVD

A device to convert those stacks of cherished but now rarely watched videotapes to DVD is a highlight of the dozens of new Hewlett-Packard Co. products announced in the US this week.

Microsoft plans security roadmap for enterprise

The next step in Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing initiative is the release of a security roadmap in 2004 for customers deploying and integrating a broad range of products across their organisations, the company's chief security strategist Scott Cha...

LINUXWORLD SF - The penguin plugs along

Legal efforts by The SCO Group Inc. to license technology that many thought was open source seemed to weigh heavily on exhibitors and attendees at the recent LinuxWorld in the US, but it didn't slow the display of PCs and servers loaded with Linux ap...

Microsoft wraps up Project 2003

Microsoft Corp. has priced its Project 2003 products and plans to release the project planning and management software to manufacturing on Monday, entering the final phase before commercial availability of the products, the company said Wednesday.

Microsoft slip ups may have helped new worm

With the spread of the dangerous new W32/Blaster Windows worm slowing, attention is shifting to Microsoft Corp.'s efforts to help its customers patch vulnerable systems, with some accusing the company of providing inadequate protection and unreliable...

New Blaster worm variant on the loose

Less than two days after it first appeared on the Internet, the W32.Blaster worm already spawned a new variation that is also spreading, according to warnings from antivirus vendors.

Rio unveils new MP3 players

Rio has unveiled a handful of new portable digital audio players, one of them featuring a new, lightweight type of storage that promises to keep such devices shrinking.

Transmeta unveils Efficeon brand for TM8000

Transmeta Corp. will name its next-generation mobile processor Efficeon, hoping that name draws more customers than its current Crusoe processor has mustered so far, the company announced Tuesday.

Experts: more, better Windows worms likely

Despite infecting tens of thousands of computers worldwide, the recent W32.Blaster worm is poorly written and inefficient, blunting its impact, according to security experts.

AMD64 logo program launched

PC manufacturers expect a new marketing campaign announced by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) on Tuesday to improve awareness of the company's 64-bit processors among consumers and corporate buyers.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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