Photocopiers: The newest ID theft threat

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Photocopiers are the newest threat to identity theft, a copier maker said today, because newer models equipped with hard drives record what's been duplicated. At tax time, when Americans photocopy tax returns, confidential information may...

Apple CFO: Vista No Threat

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Apple's CFO says he doesn't view Microsoft's rival Vista operating system as a threat to the forthcoming Leopard version of the Mac OS, and said the company could receive a financial boost when Apple's next...

eBay Faces 'Buy It Now' Patent Threat

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Online auction giant eBay is facing a rather serious patent dispute over one of its more popular functions. The so called 'buy it now' feature often seen on auctions allows users to end the auction...

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Nintendo DS Virus Threat

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We've recently been hearing about virus threads to Sony's PSP running a "hacked" 1.5 firmwire but it now seems Nintendo's DS could also be vulnerable. Like the PSP virus, the DS virus is a Trojan...

Real Reveals Real Apple Legal Threat

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Real Networks has admitted its move to make tracks acquired through its US-only Rhapsody music service puts the company at risk of a legal suit by Apple. In the company's Securities and Exchange report on...

Sober Worm Tops SophoLabs Threat List

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A new variant of the pesky Sober worm led the top-10 list of viruses compiled by SophosLabs this May. The Sober-N worm, which was detected in early May, spread rapidly across about 40...

Metal Gear Solid triple threat from Konami

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New internal studio Kojima Productions making Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, Metal Gear Acid 2, and Metal Gear Solid 4 for the PS3. Last night during Sony's pre-E3 press conference, it was...

Apple Decision a Threat to Journalists, Claims EFF

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A decision by a local California judge poses grave threats to First Amendment protections for journalists, said a group of major media organizations in response to the latest actions in Apple Computer Inc.'s suit involving...

Google Nukes Santy Worm, But Threat Remains

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A decision by Google Inc. to block certain search queries has helped thwart the spread of the Santy worm, but the public release of the worm's source code could lead to new attacks, security experts...

Microsoft Is No Threat To Google -- Yet

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If the new search's loads of glitches are fixed fast, it has huge potential. In the past decade, searching the Web has grown from an academic experiment to a multibillion-dollar business. Microsoft has...

Web Server Takedown Called Speech Threat

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Devin Theriot-Orr, a member a feisty group of reporter-activists called Indymedia, was surprised when two FBI agents showed up at his Seattle law office, saying the visit was a "courtesy call" on behalf of Swiss...

The Threat Returns in X2 expansion

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Expansion pack for the open-ended PC space simulation due in early 2005. First screens inside. German games publisher Deep Silver has announced an expansion pack for its PC space simulation X2: The...

Copyright bill poses threat to iPod's future

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Popular consumer electronics like Apple's iPod could be in trouble. A new bill that is being pushed would make operators of P2P networks liable for users' actions. The fun doesn't stop there, no...

Apple board re-election threat

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US pension fund Calpers (The California Public Employees' Retirement System) has announced that it will withhold votes for the re-election of Apple's entire board of directors in protest at the company's failure to implement a...

Second Cisco WLAN Security Threat Exposed

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Cisco faced its second serious WLAN security threat this week when a network and security analyst released a tool that attacks the company's proprietary Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol (LEAP) wireless authentication system. Joshua...

Sharing no threat to music industries

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If you share files over p2p networks which are copyrighted, you are doing something illegal and wrong. However, the argument that it is damaging artists or record associations is growing ever thinner. A new study...

Olympics alert to hacking threat

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Officials in Athens are developing plans to counter attacks on IT infrastructure. Security officials for the Athens Olympics are working on plans to counter a possible hacker attack on key infrastructure during the Games in...

iChat AV poses threat to phone companies

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Alex Salkever posits With iChat, Who Needs a Phone? in his latest Byte of the Apple column for BusinessWeek Online. Salkever doesn't think that iChat AV will replace the phone specifically, but talks in broad...

Symantec Security Flaw Still A Threat

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Security experts are sharply criticizing Symantec Inc. for the way it handled a flaw in one of its security services earlier this week. Independent security researcher Cesar Cerrudo posted an advisory late...

Health threat from computer use

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Long haul air travel is not the only activity to pose a risk of developing potentially deadly blood clots - sitting at your computer for too long may also put you at risk. The European...

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Sage adds up threat from Redmond

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Sage, best known as a supplier of accountancy software, has met analyst expectations in posting six month profits up 10 per cent from £40.8 million to £44.9 million. Sales of services and...

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Trial: Sun warns of Microsoft .Net threat

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Sun's chief strategy officer, Jonathan Schwartz, testifies that Microsoft could use its .Net strategy to thwart competition and extend its monopoly power to the Internet. A high-level Sun Microsystems executive has told...

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Shockwave Computer Virus Found, Threat Low

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San Fransisco (Reuters) - Computer security experts on Tuesday said they had found the first virus designed to attack Macromedia Shockwave Flash animation files, which are predomininantly used in Internet advertising and on glitzy Web...

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New threat to record labels: the DOJ

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A few months ago the big record labels finally seemed to have tamed their biggest Internet foes, from Napster to MP3.com. But a threat potentially greater than California start-ups lurks on the other side of...

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