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  • Worldwide 'war drive' exposes insecure wireless LANs

    Amateur wireless LAN sniffers detected hundreds and potentially thousands of insecure business and home industry-standard wireless LANs in North America and Europe during the past week in a loosely organized electronic scavenger hunt dubbed the "Worldwide Wardrive."

    10 Sept. 02 09:32 Written by Bob Brewin
  • ReefEdge Connect System 3.0 targets WLAN security

    ReefEdge Inc. this week takes the wraps off the latest version of its wireless LAN (WLAN) security gateway that features a way to help network executives enforce bandwidth and application use on WLAN access point.

    10 Sept. 02 09:25 Written by Ellen Messmer
  • Macquarie Uni invests in data centre

    Implementation of a new hardware and software data centre environment is under way at Macquarie University, as part of a five-year multimillion dollar deal which will deliver Web services to students, staff and partners.

    10 Sept. 02 08:45 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Marconi looks to future

    When you think of Marconi, you now should think only of switch routers and optical gear.

    10 Sept. 02 08:30 Written by Tim Greene
  • IETF speeds transfer of huge files

    After five years of research and development, the Internet Engineering Task Force has completed a framework to support the distribution of massive files to multitudes of users.

    10 Sept. 02 08:30 Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan
  • Industry not jumping off InfiniBand-wagon

    Don't write off InfiniBand just yet, experts say, as momentum behind the high-speed bus transport has merely slowed, not stalled.

    10 Sept. 02 08:30 Written by Deni Connor
  • Microsoft patching hole in CryptoAPI

    Microsoft Corp. has a fundamental flaw in its security infrastructure, and network executives who want to run applications that use digital certificates or deploy cryptography software that runs on Windows will need to patch the operating system quickly.

    10 Sept. 02 08:30 Written by John Fontana
  • IT spending in check

    The results of two user surveys conducted by financial analyst firms agree: IT spending growth next year will be modest at best.

    10 Sept. 02 08:30 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • IBM, Siebel tighten ties

    IBM Corp. and Siebel Systems Inc. further cemented their relationship Monday, inking a deal that facilitates business process integration across Siebel's CRM software and other applications in the enterprise.

    10 Sept. 02 08:30 Written by Carolyn A. April
  • Study: Bluetooth security should raise red flags

    Because much of the Bluetooth wireless security model is optional, network executives should start setting policies for handling the short-range radio technology, according to new Gartner Inc. research.

    10 Sept. 02 08:30 Written by John Cox
  • IDC: PC shipments cold in 2002

    IDC has slashed its forecasts for the PC market in 2002 and 2003, citing weakening demand in both the business and consumer sectors.

    10 Sept. 02 08:30 Written by Gillian Law
  • HP blade servers target Web app

    Hewlett-Packard Co. has introduced new multiprocessor blade servers designed to help users support Web and streaming media applications.

    10 Sept. 02 08:30 Written by Deni Connor
  • Open source icon Perens bids HP adieu

    Renowned open source advocate Bruce Perens has left his post at Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP), less than four weeks after announcing that his desire to become more politically active has put him at odds with company management.

    10 Sept. 02 08:15 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • United Airlines CIO steps down as Liberty Alliance head

    United Airlines Inc. Chief Information Officer Eric Dean stepped down Friday as president of the Liberty Alliance Project's managing board, citing the "challenges" faced by his financially crunched airline as the reason for his departure.

    10 Sept. 02 08:15 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Security trio forms Intrusion Prevention Ecosystem

    To help end-users thwart a broad range of network attacks aimed at exploiting multiple parts of an enterprise, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Okena Inc., and Intruvert Networks Inc. announced the creation of a new Intrusion Prevention Ecosystem on Monday at the Networld+Interop and Comdex 2002 conference, in Atlanta.

    10 Sept. 02 08:15 Written by Brian Fonseca
  • Oracle rolls out new CRM for midmarket

    The midmarket customer relationship management market continues to heat up, Oracle Corp. expected to announce a new online CRM solution Monday designed to automate all front-office customer transactions for companies with up to 500 employees.

    10 Sept. 02 08:15 Written by Heather Harreld
  • Equant tunes VPN for video

    Equant NV is introducing a managed VPN service designed to reduce customer costs for international videoconferencing.

    10 Sept. 02 08:15 Written by Tim Greene
  • Stratus beefs up Intel servers

    Stratus Technologies Inc. Monday announced a pair of new servers that take advantage of the company's strength in making servers based on Intel Corp. chips and Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating systems more reliable.

    10 Sept. 02 08:15 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • AOLTW cuts AOL's 2002 revenue expectations

    Media and entertainment conglomerate AOL Time Warner Inc. (AOLTW) cut the 2002 full-year earnings expectations for its AOL Internet unit Monday, claiming continued softness in the unit's advertising business.

    10 Sept. 02 08:15 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
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