Microsoft issues two critical security alerts
Two 'critical' vulnerabilities appear in the latest security bulletin from Microsoft. One is yet another problem arising in the Windows Metafiles while the other occurs in Windows Media Player. The company has also flagged a number of 'important' security issues. ...more
IDF Fall 2003: Intel R&D targets agile radio
Ahead of the main Intel Developer Forum, Intel Research has been signposting its major areas for development.
Steve Palowski, Co-Director of Intel's Communications & Interconnect Lab, kicked things off by giving an overview of Intel's work with radio - the developments behind the 'Radio Free Intel' slogan.
Highlighting the spaghetti soup of networking acronyms (WWAN, WMAN, WLAN, WPAN) and protocols (802. ...more
Photograph quality monitors
IBM is boasting it has developed the world's highest resolution, flat-panel monitor.
With 200 pixels an inch, the newly-announced T220 totals over 9m pixels within its 22.2 inch display. ...more
Brits fail to dispose of data on dumped PCs
The majority of British companies do not take sufficient precautions in wiping sensitive data from hard disks before disposing of them, a survey has found. Only 23 per cent of companies which disposed of a PC in the past 12 months made the data irrecoverable.
The results were part of a survey undertaken by FT Research on behalf of recycling company Remploy e-cycle. ...more
Google apologises for Blogger outages
Google has apologised for last week's Blogger outages, describing them as a 'nuisance' and not representative of the kind of service it wants to provide.
In its Blogger Buzz blog it explains that a number of unplanned outages were followed by deliberate ones as the causes were tackled. In the short term it is replacing 'quirky' hardware and increasing its monitoring. ...more