Stories by David Legard

US website may face defamation lawsuit in Australia

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.

Microsoft finds 'critical' FrontPage security flaw

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.

Serious new worm targets Linux/Apache servers

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.

IDC: Asia to drive 2002 IT recovery

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).

Asia-Pacific user spending back to basics in 2002

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.

Australian mobile charges rise as competition fades

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.