New Internet Explorer cumulative patch made available
Microsoft has announced a new Security Bulletin regarding Internet Explorer. The patch is rated with a security level of 'critical' and Windows users are strongly recommended to update their systems.
As well as being a cumulative patch that includes previously released fixes, Security Bulletin MS03-040 addresses two additional vulnerabilities. ...more
SanDisk develops T-Flash removable, intelligent mini-storage
A new fingernail sized flash memory format has been introduced that will make removable storage possible in much smaller devices than at present, including mobile phones.
SanDisk has developed the T-Flash, which at 11x15x1mm is a quarter of the size of the smallest flash memory cards currently available and compatible, via an adapter, with any SD card reading device. Being removable will make it ideal for transferring data such as phone numbers and settings from one phone to another, SanDisk says. ...more
Microsoft settles Iowa antitrust lawsuit
Microsoft has reached an out-of-court settlement with lawyers for the Iowa class action lawsuit, which alleged that the software giant had violated state consumer laws by overcharging for its Windows operating system.
The precise terms of the settlement will not be disclosed until it has been given preliminary approval by the court, expected in April. The plaintiffs were seeking compensation totalling $329 million. ...more
Apple extends .Mac subs
In a quiet move, Apple has changed the way former iTools users new .Mac accounts expire.
Those who have paid the discounted price to keep their accounts active will now need to renew them by September 30th 2003. ...more
Security company warns 2004 will be year of the superworm
A software security company is warning that 2004 could see the birth of 'superworms' spreading via the Internet.
Clearswift, maker of the MIMEsweeper family of security software, claims to have detected what it describes as a 'long-term malware project', which will provide a networked foundation for virulently spreading infections.
The company sees last-year's multifaceted Sobig virus as a harbinger of things to come - it describes it as a project, released in successive stages that involved a variety of techniques to setup spam proxies. ...more