A bushel of security holes, three in Microsoft Corp.'s SQL Server and one in an encryption plug-in made by Network Associates Inc. for Microsoft's Outlook e-mail client, were patched by the vendors Thursday.
Sun Microsystems, the most notable absentee from the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) that was formed earlier this year by nine companies including IBM Corp. and Microsoft Corp., is interested in joining the group but only on equal terms with the founders, a company executive said Thursday.
Two security holes in a graphical user interface common on Unix and Linux systems from vendors such as IBM Corp., Sun Microsystems Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. could allow an attacker to launch a denial of service attack or overwrite files on affected systems, according to a new security bulletin released Wednesday by CERT/CC (the Computer Emergency Response Team/Coordination Center).
Microsoft is planning to release this month the third service pack for its Exchange 2000 server software, which will include fixes for bugs discovered as part of its lengthy review of the software code.
Claiming it not only survived but moved past the dot-com bust, Internet media company Yahoo on Wednesday reported a second-quarter profit. The Sunnyvale, California, company credited its positive earnings on its fee collecting services such as HotJobs as well as cost-cutting measures.
EMC Corp. named a successor to current Chief Technology Officer Jim Rothnie on Thursday with the appointment of a former Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) executive to the position, confirming previous speculation of the move.
Web services have the capability to scale down far below the large business-to-business (B-to-B) systems being talked about today and could find their way to the desktop as the technology progresses, John Bobowicz, chief technical strategist at Sun Microsystems's Sun One, said Thursday in Tokyo.
Researchers have identified a fresh security flaw in Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser and Outlook e-mail client which can leave systems open to malicious code inserted in e-mails or Web pages, network security consultancy Pivx Solutions LLC said Wednesday.
A top Hewlett-Packard Co. storage executive is leaving the company to join rival EMC Corp,. where he is likely to take on the role of chief technology officer, according to a Gartner Inc. industry analyst.
The European Commission granted Swedish telecommunication company Telia AB conditional clearance to buy its Finnish rival Sonera Corp. on Wednesday, marking the first European Union competition ruling on a merger of two former state-owned telephone carriers.
NEC has taken the wraps off a line-up of four computers based on Intel Corp.'s 64-bit Itanium 2 processor, including a 32-way machine that can be partitioned to function as up to eight subsystems. The announcement was timed to coincide with Intel's launch this week of the new processor.
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