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  • May 01, 2001 01 May'01

    Spearhead plugs the gap in network security

    Spearhead Security Technologies announced a product on 30 April that it said would provide new levels of protection against...

  • May 01, 2001 01 May'01

    Pro-china group hacks into US government Web sites

    Two US government Web sites were hacked over the weekend, with at least one of the hackers posting a photo of Chinese pilot Wang...

  • May 01, 2001 01 May'01

    Portals at forefront of intranet evolution

    Intranets and extranets are sharing the spotlight at the Intranet/Extranet (IE) Expo conference in San Franciso this week with...

  • April 30, 2001 30 Apr'01

    FBI warns of Chinese May Day hack attacks

    US authorities have warned network administrators that US Web sites and e-mail servers might come under increased attack from...

  • March 21, 2001 21 Mar'01

    Charity looks to Linux on cost and security

    The recent plague of Microsoft-hosted computer viruses has caused an international charity to consider moving to Linux-based PC...

  • March 14, 2001 14 Mar'01

    Protest hackers threaten councils



    James Rogers

    Local government is wide open to hacking attacks from political activists and disgruntled citizens, according to a top protest...

  • March 13, 2001 13 Mar'01

    Government trials digital signatures on mobile phones

  • March 07, 2001 07 Mar'01

    Lloyds of London launches secure Internet service

    Lloyds of London has launched a secure Web hosting service for companies operating within the Lloyds insurance marketplace.

  • February 28, 2001 28 Feb'01

    Lloyds TSB pilots smartcard service

    Lloyds TSB is piloting an Internet banking service for business customers, in what it says is the first large-scale...

  • February 28, 2001 28 Feb'01

    Users must act fast on Web hacks

    Users have been encouraged to develop rapid response teams to deal with Web site hacks following the defacement of Nintendo's...

  • February 26, 2001 26 Feb'01

    Government e-security measures inadequate

    The Government's attempt to fight hackers through the latest anti-terrorism legislation is flawed, according to legal and network...

  • February 21, 2001 21 Feb'01

    Encryption stops virus damage

    A New encryption technology can stop hackers and virus attacks from reaching essential system data, preventing serious outages,...

  • February 21, 2001 21 Feb'01

    EasyJet switches from phones to Web to cut costs

    EasyJet, Europe's second biggest low-cost airline, is planning to move its entire telephone booking service to a Web-based...

  • February 15, 2001 15 Feb'01

    Industry praised for help in breaking child porn ring

    Police have praised the role played by the IT industry in securing the convictions of seven UK men involved in the Wonderland...

  • February 14, 2001 14 Feb'01

    Bacs' IP network welcomed

    Plans by UK clearing house Bacs to slash the three-day cycle for clearing payments by moving to a new Internet-protocol-based...

  • February 14, 2001 14 Feb'01

    Security flaw discovered in wireless Lan 802.11 and 11b

    Security weaknesses have been found in wireless Lan standard 802.11 and 802.11b by a University of California at Berkeley...

  • February 14, 2001 14 Feb'01

    Kournikova virus prompts protection warning

    Businesses face losing millions of pounds in productivity if they fail to take a more robust approach to e-mail virus protection,...

  • February 07, 2001 07 Feb'01

    Hackers bag big guns' plastic

    Hackers have gained access to the credit card information of some of the world's richest and most powerful people, who were...

  • February 06, 2001 06 Feb'01

    Viruses strike a quarter of UK businesses

    A quarter of UK businesses have been infected with a virus within the last year, according to research from IDC.

  • February 01, 2001 01 Feb'01

    First bank adopts PKI standard

    In a bid to streamline its business services, the Royal Bank of Scotland is to become the first UK bank to use an emerging...

  • February 01, 2001 01 Feb'01

    Network Associates in a bind

    Network Associates has been subjected to a denial of service attack that took advantage of the recently publicised...

  • January 31, 2001 31 Jan'01

    Huntingdon faces hack-attack protest

    Huntingdon Life Sciences, a controversial drug testing company, faced more than 400 attempts by protest hackers to infiltrate its...

  • January 31, 2001 31 Jan'01

    Analysts slam bad Web days in Seattle

    Analysts have slammed Microsoft's security practices following a week in which the Seattle giant fell victim to four lapses in...

  • January 30, 2001 30 Jan'01

    Microsoft defence leaves dynamic content vulnerable

    Microsoft's latest defence against denial-of-service attacks will help static Web sites but not dynamic ones.

  • January 30, 2001 30 Jan'01

    Security standard creates new risks

    Computer users face an increased risk from the transmission of viruses in encrypted form, following the launch of a security...

  • January 28, 2001 28 Jan'01

    Network Associates blames sales dive on accounting changes

    Network Associates has suffered a 72% drop in sales in the three months ended December 31 compared to the same period last...

  • January 24, 2001 24 Jan'01

    UK's security code of practice becomes worldwide standard

    The UK's code of practice for information security management, BS 7999 part I, has been adopted as an international standard by...

  • January 24, 2001 24 Jan'01

    PKI security for Win2000

    Baltimore Technologies is to incorporate its securityproductsinto Microsoft's Windows 2000 platform in a bid to drive public key...

  • January 24, 2001 24 Jan'01

    Government Gateway due to launch today

    Ministers were today (25 January) hoping to officially launch the Government Gateway, the middleware project that will allow...

  • January 15, 2001 15 Jan'01

    RSA adds weight to PKI Challenge



    Will Garside

    Security vendor RSA is set to join The Public Key Infrastructure Challenge (pkiC), adding weight to the fledgling European...

  • January 15, 2001 15 Jan'01

    Scottish site aims to boost SMEs online



    The Scottish Enterprise Network has launched an online "e-business handbook" to encourage small businesses to use new technology to gain a market edge....

  • January 11, 2001 11 Jan'01

    Hacker's Manifesto on Boots' Homepage



    A hacker breached the Web site of Boot's, UK's largest chemist, and posted the 'Hacker's Manifesto' on the corporation's home page. Although Boot's maintains...

  • January 10, 2001 10 Jan'01

    £10,000 Web healthcheck to be won



    Bill Goodwin

    After the excesses of Christmas, many IT directors will be thinking about doing a little bit of exercise and eating a...

  • December 27, 2000 27 Dec'00

    Computer engineer shoots himself



    A computer engineer who thought he'd infected his company system with a virus became so wracked with guilt that he telephoned the emergency services to...

  • December 18, 2000 18 Dec'00

    Anti-virus suppliers Symantec and Axent merge



    Internet security provider Symantec, which produces Norton anti-virus software, and Axent Technologies, which focuses on the commercial computer security...

  • December 10, 2000 10 Dec'00

    Online payment systems secured



    Identrus, the Internet security company backed by leading banks, has launched a system enabling bank customers to complete large transactions online.

    The...

  • November 30, 2000 30 Nov'00

    Big Blue offers security belt and braces algorithm



    IBM has developed a new algorithm that simultaneously encrypts and authenticates information.

    The new algorithm should simplify the previous approach...

  • November 22, 2000 22 Nov'00

    Spies' Love Bug failure



    Bill Goodwin

    The intelligence services failed to warn government departments about the Love Bug virus until more than two hours after...

  • November 15, 2000 15 Nov'00

    Combatting Internet crime: a cybercop for every force



    Bill Goodwin

    The Government is to invest £25m to fund a high-tech crime unit dedicated to fighting hackers, Internet fraudsters,...

  • November 13, 2000 13 Nov'00

    Police caught out by sophisticated counterfeit software



    Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) chairman Geoff Webster has used the revelation that UK police forces are using illegal software as proof that it is...

  • November 01, 2000 01 Nov'00

    Stiffing update: Software stings on the up



    Users have identified four key ways that software suppliers unfairly exploit software licences to extract money from corporate IT in the practice known as...

  • October 30, 2000 30 Oct'00

    Former ilion chairman returns to spearhead launch of Asita



    Former ilion chairman Wayne Channon has returned to the IT industry — but steered clear of the distribution channel — by taking on the...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    New switches for e-commerce



    Foundry has released two switches aimed at enterprise users and e-commerce operations as well as a core enterprise switch for behind the firewall, writes...

  • October 18, 2000 18 Oct'00

    Simple measures boost bank security



    Nick Huber

    Financial services companies can tighten-up security in the space of a few months by installing an e-mail encryption...

  • October 18, 2000 18 Oct'00

    'Market conditions' cause slowdown for Parity



    The e-business and software services company, Parity Group, cited difficult market conditions following the Y2K slowdown as the reason for its reduced revenues...

  • September 13, 2000 13 Sep'00

    Bank hackers show legacy weakness



    Nick Huber

    Hackers who were able to transfer money from customers of a Dutch PC banking service have highlighted the vulnerability of...

  • September 06, 2000 06 Sep'00

    Turning the page

    Gone are the days when the software giants could tack an 'e' onto existing products and declare an Internet strategy. The...

  • August 30, 2000 30 Aug'00

    Online fraudsters get beaten by Egg



    Specialist software has allowed online bank Egg to close the net on the gang behind an Internet credit card scam.

    Electronic evidence gathered by...

  • August 30, 2000 30 Aug'00

    Branson faces lottery software queries



    David Bicknell

    Sir Richard Branson's People's Lottery bid faces question marks over its technology as well as its finances as the consortium...

  • August 30, 2000 30 Aug'00

    Bounty offered to catch spoofers



    Ross Bentley

    A leading software supplier is offering its staff £25,000 for information leading to the identification of those responsible for a...

  • August 23, 2000 23 Aug'00

    Pentium IV unveiled at Intel forum

    Intel revealed technical details of its Pentium IV (Willamette) 32-bit processor at its Developers Forum (IDF) in California, but...

  • August 23, 2000 23 Aug'00

    ICL culls flotation flop executives



    Nick Enticknap

    Three top ICL executives have been culled in the aftermath of the company's aborted flotation on the stock...

  • August 16, 2000 16 Aug'00

    Network services slammed over poor service



    John Riley

    Network services companies have come under fire from IT directors for poor service, lack of flexibility, slow...

  • August 16, 2000 16 Aug'00

    Brightmail fights viruses at point of entry



    Matthew Burgess.

    E-mail security firm Brightmail has developed a product to stop virus attacks at their point of entry - the mail...

  • August 02, 2000 02 Aug'00

    Virus writers exploit human weaknesses



    Virus writers who have caused millions of pounds of damage to corporate IT systems this year rely on weaknesses in human psychology, according to research...

  • July 26, 2000 26 Jul'00

    DirXML integrates apps



    Cliff Saran

    Novell promises to improve security and ease the problems of managing multiple applications with the introduction of...

  • July 12, 2000 12 Jul'00

    Insurance company offer 'breath of fresh air'



    InsuranceBusters.co.uk launched itself recently as a "breath of fresh air in a stuffy industry", targeting IT contractors and those seeking travel, wedding or...

  • July 12, 2000 12 Jul'00

    Classic cars to sell online

    A Web site dedicated to the classic car market, Motoringclassics.com, has set up an online brokerage facility to bring together classic car dealers

  • July 05, 2000 05 Jul'00

    New era for village post offices with Universal



    The Government is to use the troubled Horizon IT project as the backbone of a major package that will be "the dawn of a new era" for the post office...

  • July 05, 2000 05 Jul'00

    NatWest uses Tranmit to offer VAT-free shopping



    Nick Huber

    Companies will be able to purchase goods online from suppliers and reclaim VAT, under a new partnership between NatWest and an...

  • June 28, 2000 28 Jun'00

    UK banks must move out of "dark ages"



    UK banks risk losing customers to internet and foreign banking rivals unless they develop online cheque clearing and reconciliation systems, software...

  • June 21, 2000 21 Jun'00

    Amazon.co.uk loses its number one spot



    Amazon.co.uk was knocked off the number one spot in April as the most visited e-commerce site in the UK by on-line CD/DVD supplier, Streetsonline.co.uk....

  • June 12, 2000 12 Jun'00

    Call for law to protect users against security cowboys

    By Simon Quicke Fears over mis-selling of network security products has led to calls for the introduction of strict consumer...

  • June 07, 2000 07 Jun'00

    Top 10 Internet security threats



    The US Department of Justice, the FBI and leading US think-tank the System Administration, Networking and Security Institute, have released a list of the...

  • May 24, 2000 24 May'00

    Mystery fault hits No 10 Web site



    Key interactive areas of the Downing Street Web site were offline last week following a mysterious "technical fault".

    People trying to...

  • May 10, 2000 10 May'00

    Software slated as vulnerable to viruses



    Cliff Saran

    Experts have slammed the software industry for allowing a virus such as Love Bug to wreak havoc on desktop computers...

  • May 03, 2000 03 May'00

    CSA to 'clear out legacy of errors'



    Parliamentary Reporter

    The Child Support Agency must rectify errors in its existing computers if new IT systems are to work, MPs have...

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    Serb hackers suspected of top Web site attacks



    Lindsay Clark

    A group of Serbian hackers are suspected of being behind attacks on more than 50 Web sites.

    The sites, which...

  • April 19, 2000 19 Apr'00

    UK licence experts echo Ucita warning



    UK software licensing specialists have taken up the campaign to warn users of the threat to their licensing contracts posed by a new US law.

    The...

  • April 05, 2000 05 Apr'00

    Bank offers e-tendering service



    David Bicknell

    The Royal Bank of Scotland is to help businesses get to grips with digital certificate technology by launching an electronic...

  • April 05, 2000 05 Apr'00

    Software: intellectual property rights explained



    A straightforward guide to the complex issues of copyright and other intellectual property rights in software has been published by the...

  • April 05, 2000 05 Apr'00

    DTI pressed to use EC directive to outlaw spam

    The government has come under pressure to outlaw e-mail spamming this week after a UK internet company won a landmark victory in the US courts

  • April 05, 2000 05 Apr'00

    Gates ponders open source

    Microsoft is considering making some of its software open source in the light of this week's Department of Justice (DoJ) anti-trust ruling

  • April 05, 2000 05 Apr'00

    BCS and IEE form group to oversee safety critical skills



    The BCS has joined forces with the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) to set up a group to oversee the skills needed to work on safety-related...

  • March 29, 2000 29 Mar'00

    MoD failed to reveal whole truth to MPs



    Tony Collins

    One of the UK's leading safety-critical software experts has questioned the accuracy of evidence given to MPs by the...

  • March 29, 2000 29 Mar'00

    MoD did not tell the whole truth on Chinook software

    Letters from software experts to Computer Weekly show the Ministry of Defence omitted to mention it sanctioned the very testing...

  • March 22, 2000 22 Mar'00

    Users still not adopting best practice security



    Despite high-profile hacking and virus attacks, businesses are still not adopting best practice security management, according to the Department of Trade and...

  • March 15, 2000 15 Mar'00

    £20m euro spend planned



    Mike Simons

    The Government will spend £20m this year preparing its computer systems for joining the euro, according to Chancellor...

  • March 15, 2000 15 Mar'00

    Users launch last-ditch fight against software laws



    US IT directors have stepped up their campaign to thwart controversial software licensing laws that could give suppliers overwhelming power over...

  • March 15, 2000 15 Mar'00

    Digital police radio deal goes ahead



    Mike Simons

    Home Secretary Jack Straw has pushed through a 19-year £2.5bn national, secure digital radio network contract for the...

  • March 15, 2000 15 Mar'00

    Anti-virus tools 'losing hacker war'



    Matthew Thomas

    Computer security company Finjan Software claims that the current generation of anti-virus software is increasingly...

  • March 15, 2000 15 Mar'00

    Access restrictions blight NHSnet



    Lindsay Clark

    NHSnet has suffered a number of serious outages in recent weeks causing the NHS Information Authority to issue an explanation....

  • March 01, 2000 01 Mar'00

    Lucent wireless launch

    Lucent used CeBIT to bring together its wireless strategy for PCs and mobiles, writes Cliff Saran

  • March 01, 2000 01 Mar'00

    Chinook software probe due

    MPs are next week expected to investigate the air-worthiness of the engine control software on the type of Chinook helicopter involved in the crash

  • March 01, 2000 01 Mar'00

    Comdirect orders bespoke share system



    Guy Campos

    A European online bank has commissioned a bespoke Internet stockbroking system for the UK.

    Comdirect, a subsidiary of...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    MS v Novell over Active Directory



    Matthew Thomas

    Microsoft and Novell are at war over the nature of Active Directory security, a central feature of Windows...

  • February 16, 2000 16 Feb'00

    Visa and Nokia link-up for security



    Caroline Davis

    Secure mobile e-commerce has moved a step closer with Nokia and Visa International announcing details of a new technology...

  • February 09, 2000 09 Feb'00

    NAO report puts software at the heart of Chinook debate



    Tony Collins

    Government auditors will report tomorrow (Friday) that defence staff put into operational service a fleet of Chinook...

  • January 26, 2000 26 Jan'00

    MS slammed on security fix lateness



    Cliff Saran

    A security hole has been found in Microsoft's Internet Information Server Web server software, which allows a would-be...

  • January 26, 2000 26 Jan'00

    Security glitch takes shine off Web

    E-commerce security has been called into question after reports reveal that credit card details have been obtained by hackers

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