Microsoft only announced Palladium -- its initiative to build anti-copying technology into the hardware and operating system of a PC -- a few months ago. It's already causing a great deal of consternation among cypherpunks and hackers.
Source: PC WORLD
A criminal investigation is underway after hackers obtained info from a site used to test unreleased products.
A criminal investigation is under way into a break-in that took place last week on a Microsoft Web site for beta testers, Microsoft said Thursday.
Source: The Inquirer
OVER IN Kelly’s Korner is everything you never really wanted to know about Windows XP, until, of course it became a necessity. Wibble ye heathen.
X-bit Labs has tested ATI’s Radeon 9700 Pro, the Matrox Parhelia-512 and Nvidia’s GeForce4 Ti4600, using the 3D modeling software package, 3ds max 5. Which is best?
Microsoft has warned Outlook Express users that a software flaw could allow an online vandal to control their computers.
A critical vulnerability in the email reader could allow an attacker to send a specially formatted message that would crash the software and potentially take control of the recipient's computer.
Source: PC MAGAZINE
We're coming up on the first anniversary of Microsoft Windows XP. I warned you at the outset to stay away from Windows XP Home Edition ("XP Home: Don't Go There," October 30, 2001; www.pcmag.com/machronexphome). Unfortunately, if you've bought a new PC recently, it's probably running Win XP Home.