Stories by Douglas F. Gray

  • Sun warns of security hole in Java

    A security vulnerability has been discovered in components of Sun Microsystems' Java software, leaving some servers that run the programming language open to potential attack, according to a security bulletin issued by Sun and posted on the Bugtraq security list.

  • HP to announce major software push

    Executives from Hewlett-Packard will hold a press conference here on Tuesday (US time) to announce new software and a new name for one of its product families, as well as discussing how recently acquired Bluestone Software will fit into the company's middleware plans.

  • Anna Kournikova virus hits US

    A new Visual Basic Script (VBS) virus which appears to have originated in Europe made its way to the US and clogged up e-mail systems across the country Monday, according to antivirus vendor Symantec.

  • Psion cites poor sales in first half results

    London-based handheld computer and networking equipment manufacturer Psion PLC showed a huge drop in pre-tax profits for the first half of the fiscal year, which ended on June 30, citing poor sales of its computers.

  • Dataquest: global chip market plummeted in 1998

    The semiconductor market suffered its largest decline in 13 years between 1997 and 1998, according to a report issued last week by market research company Dataquest. Revenue from semiconductors worldwide was $US134.8 billion in 1998, representing a decline of 8.4 per cent from 1997. This is the largest decline since 1985, when the market fell by a more significant 15 per cent, Dataquest said.