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Spreading SoBig.F Variant Fastest Outbreak Ever

The spread of the latest SoBig computer worm variant, called SoBig.F, now is being called the fastest outbreak ever. The worm marks the continuation of a recent onslaught of attacks that included previous worms Nachi and Blaster. Security experts said SoBig.F has spread rapidly across North America,...

SCO’s Evidence Raises Questions About Case

Responding to doubts about its claim that its Unix source code was illegally incorporated into Linux by IBM, SCO put some of the actual code in question on display for Unix conference attendees this week. Lines of the code, which SCO displayed during a slide presentation on its suit against IBM, app...

Microsoft’s Office 2003 Arrives

Calling its new office package an evolution from stand-alone, desktop applications to a more integrated software system, Microsoft has announced that Office 2003 is priced and ready for manufacturers. Aiming to up the stakes in the office software market, Microsoft called the software the most power...

RIAA Details Subpoena Strategy

In responding to concerns voiced by U.S. Senator Norm Coleman, the Recording Industry Association of America has detailed its strategy for pursuing and prosecuting "egregious" infringers of copyright law. The recording industry group -- which announced in June its plans to seek out and possibly sue ...

Airgo Claims Next-Gen Wireless LAN in Chipset

Wireless startup Airgo -- a company that consists of some of the wireless industry's most prominent pioneers -- announced it is sampling a new WiFi chipset that promises to double the range and data rates of wireless local area networks. Airgo said its AGN100 WiFi chipset, for use in 802.11 wireless...

Apple’s Power Mac G5 Hits the Street

Apple has announced it is now shipping the first of the highly anticipated G5 processors in two models of the Power Mac desktop computer. Billed by the company as the "world's fastest personal computer," the Power Mac G5 takes advantage of 64-bit processing, new cache technology and increased memory...

SCO Claims Copyright Trumps GPL

The legal battle over alleged unauthorized incorporation of Unix source code into Linux is leading to scrutiny of the GNU General Public License that covers the use and distribution of open-source software. In its $3 billion lawsuit against IBM, SCO has claimed commercial users of Linux are benefiti...

Linux Hits Landmarks in Los Alamos Supercomputer Deals

Los Alamos National Laboratory announced plans with system builder Linux Networx to build a Linux cluster supercomputer, using AMD Opteron processors, that will rank among the top 10 of the world's fastest computers and will facilitate nuclear weapons research. Linux Networx -- which also scored a s...

SCO Yanks Second IBM License

SCO has broadened its licensing attack against IBM by terminating a Sequent license on the same grounds it used as the basis for its earlier claims against IBM. SCO maintains that its Unix source code was used in Linux and therefore violates SCO's rights. SCO, suing IBM for billions in an intellectu...

Web Services Interoperability Gets Boost Toward Standardization

Interoperability of different Web services specifications came closer to fruition with this week's release of the Basic Profile 1.0 by the Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) organization. Covering commonly used Web services specifications, the Basic Profile provides guidelines for how core Web ser...

Worm Takes Toll, Microsoft Attack Set

As some antivirus vendors raised their alert rating on a Windows worm that has infected thousands of home and corporate computers, the spreading code continued to take over machines that might be used in an attack on Microsoft. The worm -- referred to as MS Blast, Blaster and LovSan -- does not requ...

Windows Threat Realized – Blaster Worm Spreads

A widely anticipated threat materialized this week as a worm that exploits a Microsoft Windows flaw began infecting some of the millions of vulnerable machines around the world. Experts said the relatively simple "Blaster" worm -- also referred to as "LoveSan" -- was spreading at a steady pace Monda...

RIAA Subpoenas Rejected, Questioned

Privacy advocates and foes of the Recording Industry Association of America's campaign to subpoena the names of file-sharing computer users from universities and service providers have won a small battle in the war over online music trading. A U.S. District Court has invalidated the RIAA's subpoenas...

Acxiom Database Hack Highlights Risk

Consumer information held by Acxiom, one of the largest collectors and processors of such data, was reportedly accessed and downloaded recently by an intruder who broke into the company's massive database. Law enforcement officials, who notified Acxiom of the breach, have arrested a suspect in Ohio....

Linux Community Mounts Fight, SCO Responds

The Linux legal war increased in scope and ferocity this week as IBM coutersued SCO, which had claimed Big Blue wrongfully used SCO Unix source code in Linux. Meanwhile, the open-source community has almost unilaterally aligned against Lindon, Utah-based SCO by supporting the counterclaim. The IBM c...

Windows Vulnerability Scans Increase – Worm Likely To Follow

New coded exploits that take advantage of a widespread Microsoft Windows vulnerability have been posted online. By most reports, malicious scans to expose vulnerable systems are running rampant a week after government warnings regarding the flaw. Security experts said the scans for the vulnerability...

Big Blue Hits SCO with Patent Counterclaim

IBM has added to the legal mix in its fight over source-code claims by The SCO Group, filing a counterclaim against the smaller software company. IBM's complaint refutes SCO's arguments about solicitation of Linux licenses and returns the legal favor by claiming that SCO's commercially available sof...

AMD Acquires National Semiconductor’s Geode Unit

Seeking to target the embedded applications market, chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices has announced the acquisition of National Semiconductor's Information Appliance unit and the Geode family of microprocessors. There is some speculation about the purpose of AMD's acquisition, which seems to put AMD ...

European Union Pursues Microsoft on Abuses

Referring to new evidence in its investigation of Microsoft's anticompetitive practices, the European Union's commission has offered the software company one last opportunity to respond before pursuing remedies. The European Commission, which has conducted an antitrust probe of Microsoft for about f...

IBM and SuSE Achieve Security Cert for Linux

The next major step for Linux might be to penetrate higher-security computing environments, primarily in government and financial services, thanks to a certification achieved by an open-source configuration from SuSE and IBM. Calling it "the first ever security certification of Linux," Big Blue and ...

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