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November 2005

  • European government websites failing the disabled

    Almost every government website in Europe fails to meet basic standards for accessibility to the disabled.

  • Hardware failure takes down 120,000 Websites

    Broken hardware in Network Solutions’ domain name system led to 120,000 websites being down for over an hour earlier this week.

  • Huge growth in demand for Wi-Fi devices

    Sales of Wi-Fi-enabled devices have increased 64% this year and will exceed 120m units before the year is out.

  • Two-thirds of systems vulnerable to attack

    Companies have improved patching processes by 23% on internal systems and 10% on external systems, knocking days off the time needed to patch systems.

  • India floods UK with techies

    Almost 22,000 foreign IT professionals - 85% of them from India - were awarded work permits in the last year.

  • 'Call to click' cuts costs

    Within two years, voice services will be embedded into more than half of all business IT applications as Voice over Everything (VoE) storms the workplace.

  • Red tape and pressure cause bad decisions

    Four out of 10 senior managers say they have made a bad decision in the last six months, according to research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

  • Now Google hits security hurdle

    After Microsoft, Yahoo and Skype, Google has become the latest household name to find its security under question after having to patch its Google Base content-hosting service to prevent attackers ...

  • Foreign governments ‘threaten UK’s national infrastructure’

    Foreign governments are the primary threat to the UK's critical national infrastructure because of their hunger for information, according to the government agency responsible for monitoring infras...

  • Scam FBI email carries Sober virus

    A mass email, purportedly from law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit, is circulating, carrying with it an attachment containing the Sober virus.

  • Euro MPs limit data retention legislation

    Members of the European Parliament's civil liberties committee have voted to limit to 12 months the maximum period for which telephone companies and ISPs should store call data logs.

  • Sans Top 20 spots major security shift

    The Sans Top 20, the annual publication of critical security vulnerabilities, has highlighted a major shift in attacks from web servers and mail systems towards new application-borne threats.

  • Managers' ignorance of IT governance wrecks projects

    Despite CIOs spending huge sums on governance and compliance, many companies are finding that their investment is not being utilised fully.

  • New Sober threat storms to top of virus table

    The variant of the Sober virus which emerged last week has proved the most virulent threat of the past month, according to anti-virus company Sophos.

  • HP unveils utility computing service

    HP has unveiled a range of utility computing services to allow users to address fluctuating processing demand.

  • KDE upgrades Linux desktop programme

    The open-source KDE Project has released an updated version of its KDE graphical desktop solution for the Linux operating system.

  • Microsoft widens anti-virus software testing

    Microsoft has opened up the beta testing of its OneCare Live anti-virus subscription software to the public.

  • Perl open to format string security hole

    The Perl scripting language is susceptible to a new type of security vulnerability, with remote attackers being able to execute their own code.

  • Spyware Learning Guide

    This guide is a compilation of resources that explain what spyware is, how it attacks and most importantly what you can to do to win the war on spyware.

  • By the numbers: The new SOX breakdown

    SOX spending for 2006 is expected to be on par with last year but it's not quite dÉjÀ vu all over again. More dough will go to technology.