U.S. cybersecurity czar Richard Clarke, warning that cyberattacks on the nation's critical IT infrastructure could potentially cause "catastrophic damage to the economy," last week urged more spending on IT infrastructure and security.
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Opponents of the vendor-backed UCITA software licensing law will meet here this week to seek major changes, including a prohibition of "self-help," a provision that lets a vendor shut down a user's system remotely. UCITA's backers have signaled a willingness to delete this shutoff provison, but critics say that alone isn't enough.
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Health insurer Highmark Inc. is suing KPMG Consulting Inc. for what is likely to be tens of millions of dollars over what it claims was the consultancy's failure to create a critical electronic billing and accounts-receivable system. Highmark said KPMG abandoned the two-year, US$15 million project this summer after it missed deadlines and created cost overruns through mistakes.
Microsoft Corp. on Friday warned users of Internet Explorer (IE) 5.5 and 6.0 that a vulnerability in the software could allow a hacker to gather information from a user's IE "cookies" by enticing them to view certain Web sites.
NEC Corp. will jump into the U.S. personal digital assistant (PDA) market on Monday with the introduction of its first Pocket PC device, the MobilePro P300, based on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows CE operating system.
New wireless LAN products on display at this week's Comdex show will feature a quantum leap in throughput, from 11M to 54M bit/sec. Intel Corp. and Proxim Inc. will both showcase access points and PC cards that take advantage of the technology.
California, home to Microsoft Corp.'s most ardent business rivals, has emerged as the leader among the nine states that rejected the federal government's settlement of its antitrust case against the software giant. It's a leadership position Kevin Dempsey, CIO at Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. in Los Angeles, says he can understand.
As computers and other digital devices become more pervasive, the need to transfer files between machines becomes greater. Sony Corp. will on Monday join a small number of lesser-known companies with the unveiling of its Micro Vault, a stylish and cool new keychain device designed to make this task easier.
XML OR EDI? Tracking the evolution of the two technologies is one of the biggest challenges facing the supply chain, particularly when XML standards are still evolving and EDI (electronic data interchange) remains deeply embedded in many legacy systems.
Education and the development of a skills base that will enable Australia to play a significant role in the global information economy have been identified as the key election issues for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals, according to the Australian Computer Society.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) executives updated roadmaps for desktop, mobile and server lines of processors through the end of 2003, as well as giving insight into the volatile flash-memory market in a Web broadcast Thursday of a meeting with financial analysts.
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