As Microsoft recovers from a series of bugs in Internet Explorer 3.0, David de Vitry, an application developer working for US-based Poppe Tyson Interactive, claims to have discovered a security hole in Netscape's Navigator. According to de Vitry, the problem occurs when Navigator is used to access Web sites employing Macromedia's Shockwave. It allows hackers to read and copy private Email, including erased messages, and access internal Web servers even behind corporate firewalls, he said. Netscape said it had begun an investigation.
Computer Associates has issued an update to its Cheyenne InocuLAN anti-virus software that protects against macro viruses in Office 97.
The update is said to detect and cure Office 97 viruses in Microsoft's Exchange Server and Lotus' Notes as well as detect and cure viruses in compressed files downloaded from the Internet. The updates are available now at www.cheyenne.com/security.
Advanced Micro Devices has announced a new socket-7-compatible chip-set, intended to work with its K6 and K5 processors. The AMD-640 chip set, available in volume in the second quarter, will cost $30.60 (#19) each for 1,000-unit shipments. It includes the AMD-645 Peripheral Bus Controller, with Ultra DMA/33, which allows a 33Mbps transfer rate. It also has a Universal Serial Bus controller and plug-and-play support.
Dazzled by the futuristic look of this PC? Apple believes you will be. The limited edition machine has been designed to mark the 20th anniversary of the Macintosh. Priced at around #4,900, the slimline Mac is cased in polished metal and has a genuine Italian leather keyboard palm rest. As well as the computer, it comes with built-in TV radio tuner, video inputs and customised Bose Acoustimass speaker technology.
Cisco is to host the UK's first live political debate over the Internet this week. The question to be discussed is: "Should business fear a Labour government?" Ian Bruce, MP for south Dorset, will be championing the Conservative cause, while Stephen Timms MP will be representing the Labour party. The debate will be chaired by Professor Douglas McWilliams, chief executive of the Centre for Economic and Business Research. It will be broadcast using Progressive Network's RealAudio software and visitors to the site will be able to send in questions to the participants. The debate will be transmitted on Wednesday between 12.30pm and 2.30pm and can be accessed from Online Magic's General Election Web site at http://www.ge97.co.uk.
Compaq and Ericsson have joined forces to develop portable PC/GSM solutions. The alliance, the latest marketing initiative between the two companies, is aimed at allowing mobile business users to seamlessly connect to the Internet or corporate intranet, send faxes and Email and exchange documents. New products resulting from the alliance will ship by the end of the year.
Oracle has reported a strong third fiscal quarter. Profits for the period ended 28 February were $169 million (#106 million) compared to $146 million for the same period last year. Revenues increased 37% to $1.37 billion. The results included a one-time charge of $37 million for Oracle's acquisition of Datalogix, a network software company.
Freshly launched 11nm Qualcomm silicon will come with Adreno 612 GPU
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RISC OS 5 to form the basis of RISC OS Open after Castle Technology sells to RISC OS Developments
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