Comment: A wrong message from the top
Tony Blair is a self-confessed technophobe, so imagine my surprise when I received an email from the Prime Minister in March.
My first suspicion was that this was some sort of spoofing scam, but I was sufficiently intrigued to read on. 'For Mr Howard to take one case and use it to undermine the whole of the NHS is typical and wrong. ...more
Microsoft UK makes certification programme more flexible
Microsoft UK has announced an online mentoring programme for those seeking certification - Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) for .NET, to be precise.
It is done in conjunction with the training companies Key Training Solutions and KnowledgePool, and the programme will be supported by a 24/7 online tutoring service. ...more
Phishing attacks rocket as defences crumble
Phishing attacks continue to escalate both in numbers and sophistication according to Internet monitor Netcraft.
The headline figure is that the firm's anti-phishing toolbar stopped 609,000 confirmed phishing sites last year. The figure dwarfs the respective figure for 2005: just 41,000. ...more
Sun promises native Java technology support for the 64-bit AMD Opteron
Sun is promising native Java technology support for the 64-bit AMD Opteron processor, offering a migration path from 32-bit to 64-bit computing for Java applications.
It has announced it will be working with AMD to make the 64-bit Linux and Windows ports to AMD Opteron available with the release of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) v1.5. ...more
EC hints at fresh moves against Microsoft
The European Commission has hinted that it may bring a fresh case against Microsoft after receiving new complaints about the company.
But EU competition commissioner Neelie Kroes said that the Commission would wait for the result of Microsoft's appeal against the first penalties imposed after the first investigation into anti-competitive behaviour before deciding whether to press ahead.
'We have had informal complaints, and we are using our time now to look at them,' Kroes said. ...more