Stories by Peter Young

  • More than one way to trap a hacker

    Lead a hacker into a maze of mirrors then slam the door on him. That's the latest tactic in the ongoing war against electronic intruders waged by bleeding-edge practitioners such as Sun Microsystems.

  • WWW7 spells trouble for PC IT Brisbane

    Having the World Wide Web's heaviest hitters as next-door neighbours is doing wonders for Brisbane's annual PC show. With the reseller community under severe pressure, organisers of PC IT 98 in Brisbane should be struggling to find exhibitors for the April 15-17 show.

  • Software retailer in strife

    Queensland's 19-store Software Today chain and two related technology companies are in voluntary administration as a result of an Australian Securities Commission investigation.

  • Counterfeit chips haunt reseller

    The problem of counterfeit Intel Pentium MMX chips reported by ARN in February (ARN, February 18, page 1) continues to bedevil the Australian channel structure.

  • Bureaucracy gone mad at Qld dept

    A tender document whose size could give the telephone directory a run for its money is under fire from some Queensland PC suppliers. The preferred supplier arrangement issued by Queensland's Education Department confronts bidders with 118 pages of forms plus 49 pages of explanatory notes.

  • Local developers hit US pay dirt

    A spate of licensing deals which embed Australian technology in US hardware and software offerings points to changes in IT market dynamics. Networking specialist Moreton Bay Ventures and object-oriented software developer DSTC have struck a series of agreements in recent weeks to licence their technology in the US. The total value of the deals adds up to well over $1 million, according to spokesmen for the two companies.