Stories by Dan Verton

  • Oracle users urged to patch holes in Oracle8i

    Security experts this week uncovered two significant vulnerabilities in the standard and enterprise editions of Oracle's Oracle8i database that could not only place companies' data at risk but could also expose the database server operating system to hackers.

  • Oracle reports Q1 earnings

    Despite the impact of a lagging economy, Oracle on Monday reported net income for fiscal year 2001 rose 25 per cent to $US2.6 billion, or 44 cents per share, while revenue for the year ending May 31 increased 7 per cent to $11 billion.

  • Experts debate US power grid's vulnerabilities

    Nationwide rolling blackouts could have a devastating impact on the economy, but experts also fear that the stress being placed on the nation's power grid could make it more susceptible to disruptions from hackers.

  • Best Buy kicks Net broadband

    Best Buy, a leading US retailer of consumer electronics, computers and software, has announced plans to offer broadband Internet services from several leading vendors at more than 400 retail locations.

  • Lack of privacy impedes e-retailers

    Lack of clear-cut, understandable privacy policies could be the biggest impediment to online retailers this year as they gear up for the hectic fourth-quarter, holiday-buying season.

  • Oracle shoots for massive savings

    Eighteen months after Oracle's CEO Larry Ellison pledged to transform the company into a truly Web-enabled business and reduce expenses by $US1 billion, Oracle announced plans to shock sceptics on Wall Street again by doubling those savings.