The High Court of Australia ruled yesterday that a story published by Dow Jones & Co on a US-hosted website can be grounds for a defamation lawsuit against the story to be heard in Australia, as the story was downloaded and viewed in Australia.
Stories by David Legard
A flaw in the SmartHTML Interpreter contained in Microsoft Corp.'s FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE) could enable an attacker to run malicious code or to instigate a denial of service attack, Microsoft said in a security advisory late Wednesday.
A new worm with distributed denial of service (DDoS) capabilities and the ability to grant hackers backdoor access to remote systems is being actively propagated across the Internet, according to Internet Security Systems Inc.
Telecommunications company WorldCom Inc. filed for protection Sunday night under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code's Chapter 11 provisions, the online edition of the Wall Street Journal reported.
The vast majority of successful attacks on computer systems exploit security weaknesses which are well known and for which patches exist, according to research company Gartner.
The Asian region will be the fastest-growing IT market this year as the global IT industry begins a slow recovery from a calamitous 2001, according to Kirk Campbell, chief executive officer of market analyst International Data Corp. (IDC).
ASPs will need to focus on particular vertical industries
The end-user IT market in the Asia-Pacific region next year will see a focus on fundamentals -- security, reliability, cost-effectiveness, and basic electronic business projects, according to vendors and analysts across the region.
While telecommunication charges fall around the world as a result of increased competition, Australia is heading in the opposite direction with dominant carrier Telstra Corp. Ltd. sharply increasing mobile charges on Friday.
New Zealand saw less severe revenue falls
Many sites down for as long as 10 hours
Most companies extending "wait and see" policy before investing in new hardware
Timing of recovery will vary according to country and industry
Health issues will be addressed
MNP process hampered by IT glitches and poor communication between carriers