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Study: Internet fraud and attacks rise in tandem

Internet use is still growing fast but so is Internet-based fraud, according to security vendor Verisign, which examined data from its own infrastructure services between August 2002 and August 2003.

Toshiba produces first X architecture test chip

Toshiba has produced the first functional test chip which conforms to a new integrated-circuit architecture called X, which includes interconnects using diagonal pathways as well as the traditional grid-like vertical and horizontal pathways in use to...

Scientists develop DNA tic-tac-toe expert

Two scientists in the U.S. have developed a DNA-based system which plays an unbeatable game of tic-tac-toe (noughts and crosses) which they describe in a report published Monday in the journal Nature Biotechnology.

Civil liberties group slams Internet ID proposal

A proposal to make it as difficult for Australians to open an Internet account as to open a bank account has drawn stinging criticism from online civil liberties group Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA).

APEC furthers plans to combat cybercrime

Countries that want to be able to tackle cybercrime need to pass wide-ranging laws and be prepared to openly cooperate with other countries, delegates of the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) group said Monday.

Commodore brand to be relaunched

Tulip Computers NV, which owns the Commodore brand name, plans to relaunch the brand to take advantage in an upsurge of interest in the obsolete Commodore 64 (C64) computer and its 1980s-era games, the company said in a statement last Friday.

Asian Wi-Fi players look for regional tie-ups

As Singaporean public Wi-Fi companies look to set up roaming agreements across Asia, one of Australia's leading Wi-Fi operators has moved into the city-state with a project to build the country's largest public wireless access network.

NEC tops 100km with quantum cryptosystem

NEC, the Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan (TAO), and Japan Science and Technology have tested a quantum cryptography system with a distance between transmitter and receiver of over 100 kilometers for the first time, the companies ...

OECD turns attention to online fraud

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has issued a report which it hopes will help governments address cross-border fraud, particularly fraud carried out over the Internet and telecommunications channels.

IT vendors worst for jargon, Deloitte says

IT companies are the worst offenders when it comes to communicating their corporate message, recording the lowest readability scores and using the most jargon, according to survey results released Tuesday by Deloitte Touche Tomatsu.

ACA takes aim at SMS spam

Australia's telecommunications regulator the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) issued a code Friday to restrict marketers sending spam via SMS (short messaging service) to mobile phones.

Fake bank Web site scam reaches US

The Bank of America has warned its customers to be aware of a scam which attempts to get them to log in to a fake Web site which then captures their personal financial details.

IDC: China, Taiwan to be Asia's next broadband stars

China and Taiwan will see a rapid growth in the number of broadband Internet access subscribers and will begin to challenge South Korea, currently the largest broadband market in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan), according to research releas...

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