QuoteOn Thursday, the software giant was scrambling to determine the impact of a flaw in the password reset feature of its Passport identity service. The vulnerability, first reported by CNET News.com, could have allowed attackers armed only with a Passport user's e-mail address to access information such as the user's name, address and credit card number.
QuoteAlthough cable broadband is more expensive than DSL, it remains the dominant technology choice for broadband access in the United States. This lead is credited to cable's fast download speeds and its availability in nearly every major U.S. market. About 10 million U.S. homes get broadband access from cable providers such as Comcast, while about six million use Verizon and other telephone companies' DSL services.
QuoteThe material, only as thick as three human hairs, displays black text on a whitish-gray background with a resolution similar to that of a typical laptop computer screen.
QuoteIBM has begun building the chips that will be used in the first Blue Gene, a machine dubbed Blue Gene/L that will run Linux and have more than 65,000 computing nodes, said Bill Pulleyblank, director of IBM's Deep Computing Institute and the executive overseeing the project. Each node has a small chip with an unusually large number of functions crammed onto the single slice of silicon: two processors, four accompanying mathematical engines, 4MB of memory and communication systems for five separate networks.
QuoteThe patent is explicit, describing computer code that can "interact with the browser to modify or control one or more of the browser functions, such that the user is directed to a predesignated site or page, instead of accessing the site or page typically associated with the selected browser function."
Quote"Use the names 'Mozilla Browser' and 'Mozilla Mail' to describe the Firebird and Thunderbird projects after the 1.4 release," reads a Mozilla branding policy published April 25, referring to the release slated for May 14. "This branding should be found throughout the projects if possible instead of referring to the Firebird and Thunderbird names directly. Project names are transitory."
QuoteBesides becoming a communications device, the PC will increasingly function as a nerve center for home entertainment and other consumer-electronics devices, in part because of the storage space provided by computers. By 2005, hard drives will hold up to 500GB of data, while 568GB to 1-terabyte PCs will hit the market in 2007, Gates said.
QuoteWhile VIA and SiS are scheduled to ship new 800MHz FSB (front-side bus)-based chipsets, their prospects for May are clouded by the low-season effect and the potential impact from the SARS epidemic. Some motherboard makers are said to be increasing inventories for fear that the SARS epidemic may worsen and affect supply. However, manufacturers with a high proportion of sales in China have been more cautious about doing so, as sales to the clone market there have been weakened by SARS, industry observers noted.
QuoteProMOS Technologies announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Japanese DRAM maker Elpida Memory for development of 0.1-micron and below DRAM production technologies, according to a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). The deal also includes a product purchase and capacity allocation agreement, ProMOS said.
QuoteThe software maker now has 15 similar class-action lawsuits outstanding in various states and the District of Columbia. Microsoft earlier this year reached a whopping $1.1 billion settlement with California and a $202 million settlement with Florida.
QuoteThe programming, under the heading of the RealOne Mobile Media Guide, will include news and sports clips, and other entertainment options such as movie trailers. The programming will come from national media providers including National Public Radio, FoxSports.com and Sporting News Radio. RealOne will also stream CNET Radio Direct, a unit of CNET Networks, publisher of News.com.
QuoteSCO's Internet service provider, ViaWest, told SCO that about 100 high-speed T1 data-transmission lines of network capacity--about 90 percent of its total bandwidth--was being consumed in the attack. "It was a large, extremely well-orchestrated DDoS attack," ViaWest told SCO.
QuoteThe claim could cause consternation in the open-source community, which develops Linux and countless other projects through a collaborative, sharing approach that contrasts strongly with the proprietary methods of companies such as Microsoft. The open-source movement prides itself on its programmers' independent creativity and on the fact that its methods have produced software that rivals programs created by closed efforts at the most powerful computing companies.
QuoteFollowing the launch of its first 800MHz FSB-based P4, running at 3GHz, on April 14, Intel is set to introduce the 2.4, 2.6 and 2.8GHz models on May 21 along with its 865 (Springdale) series chipsets. According to motherboard sources, the chipmaker in fact will announce the 3.2GHz model together as well.
QuoteThe large number of customers that use NT 4 are in no rush to upgrade to newer software or are in the process of moving to Windows 2000, analysts say, and that could hurt Windows Server 2003 sales for some time.
QuoteThe settlements will see each student making payments to the RIAA totaling between $12,000 and $17,000, split into annual installments between 2003 and 2006. The lawsuits as filed could have entailed damages (in theory) of up to $100 million.
QuoteA standards body called the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has been working to develop and approve 802.11i, a security standard that won't be finished for at least another year. WPA is a subset of what will become the 802.11i standard and replaces the existing security protocol, called Wired Equivalent Privacy.
QuoteFTC lawyers came to the hearing armed with confidential notes written by Rambus' outside patent attorney. They cited a half dozen instances in the mid-1990s in which they said the company had secretly applied to amend its RDRAM patent to cover technologies that JEDEC was considering for SDRAM.