Accuse Sun of a cover up.
Stories by Jaikumar Vijayan
Problems with a memory component that Sun Microsystems has been quietly trying to fix for the past several months are continuing to plague some large users of Sun's Ultra Enterprise Unix servers. And Sun has gone to extraordinary lengths to keep its customers quiet about the issue.
Security group concerned users may not understand problem
A recently discovered flaw in Netscape Communication's Internet browser software could let malicious hackers retrieve and view any directory or locally stored file on a victim's computer.
Flaw could compromise document security
Microsoft Corp. has issued a stand-alone patch that it said fixes a recently discovered hole in its Outlook and Outlook Express e-mail software that created the potential for attackers to infect systems with malicious code that could be executed without the unsuspecting victims having to do anything to initiate an attack.
Internet chat clients such as instant messaging applications pose a serious security risk for corporations, according to an advisory issued last week by Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Disagreement involves Active X flaw
Despite the occasional false alarm, it's still better to be safe than sorry when it comes to responding to virus threats.
The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), a group at Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon University that monitors security issues, is urging users to immediately install a Microsoft patch relating to a previously revealed security hole in Office 2000.
Web companies and Internet infrastructure providers were among the worst hit in Friday afternoon's huge technology sector sell-off.
A Sun Microsystems Inc. spokesman Friday refuted a news report published earlier this week that claimed that Sun had once again pushed back the delivery dates of its first UltraSparc III-based servers.
Compaq Computer Corp. yesterday announced better than expected fourth-quarter 1999 results amidst continuing troubles in its core commercial PC business.
IBM has announced a major initiative to expand the use and marketing of Linux across its entire range of server hardware. Analysts said that should further boost the confidence of corporate managers interested in the the open-source operating system.
The rush by technology firms to finance e-commerce ventures is gaining momentum.