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European cyber-crime proposal blasted

The Council of Europe's draft cyber-crime treaty is vague in areas, slanted toward benefiting law enforcement and needs work overall, according to panellists who spoke about the document at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference held in the US...

'NAKEDWIFE' trojan worm strikes

A new mass-mailing trojan worm called "NAKEDWIFE" is circulating and, if executed, can delete files that are necessary for everyday computer operation, several computer security companies confirmed Tuesday.

Hackers grab satellite-controlling source code

US federal and Navy law enforcement officials confirmed Friday that they are looking into a computer hacking incident at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, in which an unidentified intruder downloaded some aerospace software that can be...

49 dot-coms become dot-bombs in January

Forty-nine dot-coms joined a growing list of dot-bombs in January and another 112 Internet companies were acquired at a cost of more than $US5 billion, according to a study released on Tuesday.

AMD introduces HyperTransport technology

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has announced HyperTransport technology, which is designed to let the chips inside of PCs, as well as in networking and communications devices, communicate with each other up to 24 times faster than existing technology al...

AltaVista dumps community services, focuses on search

AltaVista closed down all its interactive community services based on a business decision and not because of an unfavorable review by the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the company said Wednesday....

JavaScript spy creates an e-mail wiretap

A newly identified snooping technology allows someone sending an e-mail to see what the recipient wrote when it is forwarded on to another user, an Internet privacy group announced Monday.

Consortium unveils security spec

The Trusted Computing Platform Alliance (TCPA), a trade group representing 145 technology companies, on Tuesday released a specification to make computer data more secure. Its efforts are backed by founding members Compaq, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard ...

Intel to slash chip prices

Chip-making giant Intel is expected as early as this weekend to announce price cuts of up to 40 per cent on some of its desktop chips and sizeable cost reductions for its mobile processors, a source familiar with the company's pricing road map said.

'Mafiaboy' hacker awaits April sentencing

A 16-year-old Montreal boy will be sentenced in April for his admitted guilt in paralysing several US Web sites, such as Yahoo, Amazon and eBay, while acting as the hacker Mafiaboy in February 2000.

IBM touts Linux-based supercomputer

IBM is building what it claims is the fastest Linux supercomputer in academia for the University of Illinois' National Centre for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

Two sentenced in major e-mail spam scam

Two Russian emigres will serve more than two years in jail for their part in an e-mail spam scam that clogged US ISPs (Internet service providers) with more than 50 million e-mails and defrauded victims of more than $US250,000.

Palm Launches MyPalm Portal

Palm Inc. on Monday announced the availability of a trial version of its MyPalm portal, where users can download various online services from Palm, such as email and a calender, through their PDA (personal digital assistant).

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