Stories by Joris Evers

  • Worms to get smarter, spread in more ways

    Sircam, Code Red and Code Red II may be causing some inconvenience, but this is just a fraction of the damage a worm could do, according to a worm expert speaking here at a hacker conference Friday.

  • Red Hat, 3G Lab team on open-source wireless OS

    Bringing open source to wireless devices, Red Hat Inc. and 3G Lab Ltd. Tuesday said they will develop an operating platform for next-generation mobile phones and connected PDAs (personal digital assistants).

  • Nokia net profit drops for first time in five years

    Nokia missed its own sales forecast for the second quarter, lowered last month. The company posted a pro forma net profit Thursday of 830 million euros ($US710 million), down 16 per cent from the 984 million euros reported in the second quarter of 2000. It's the company's first decline in five years.

  • Manufacturers to give electronics recycling a try

    In an effort to minimise possible adverse effects of discarded electronic devices on the environment, a group representing more than 2,000 vendors announced Thursday it would test-run several recycling options for PC monitors, TVs, computers and computer peripherals.

  • Windows XP to get fewer MS Smart Tags outside US

    International versions of Microsoft's forthcoming operating system Windows XP will likely be shipped with fewer Microsoft-developed Smart Tags than the US version. Many of the US tags are useless to foreign users, according to Microsoft.

  • Microsoft has third go at Exchange hole

    Microsoft has issued a third version of a patch intended to plug a security hole that could allow hackers access to mailboxes on Exchange Server versions 5.5 and 2000. The second patch contained outdated files, Microsoft said in an updated security bulletin issued on Wednesday.

  • Hackers taunt European Commission with site defacement

    Dutch hackers on Tuesday evening defaced SaferInternet.org, a Web site sponsored by the European Commission that promotes a safer Internet. Security at the site had been increased just last week after other hackers raised a red flag about possible vulnerabilities.

  • Cisco to resell RealNetworks software

    RealNetworks on Monday said its RealSystem iQ Internet broadcasting software will be offered by Cisco Systems as part of the network equipment manufacturer's content networking product family.

  • Exchange 2000 flaw could allow hacker access

    Microsoft warned users of the Outlook Web Access module of its Exchange 2000 Server e-mail system that a security vulnerability could allow unauthorized access to mailbox contents. The company issued a patch for the flaw on Wednesday.

  • Council of Europe wraps up cyber-crime treaty

    Civil liberty campaigners maintained their opposition to a new draft controversial international treaty aimed at combating online crime, saying that the draft published by the Council of Europe on Friday "lacks privacy assurances."