Stories by Joris Evers

Linux takes backseat in new Motorola phones

Motorola Inc. grabbed a lot of headlines in February when it announced the world's first mobile phone that runs Linux, however, developers won't be able to create Linux applications and run those on the phone because Linux is not secure enough, Motorola spokesman David Rudd said Wednesday.

Microsoft lets governments review Windows code

Microsoft will give governments and international organisations access to the programming code underlying several versions of its Windows operating system to allay security concerns.

MS fixes 'moderate' IE bug experts say is serious

Microsoft late Wednesday issued a patch to fix a flaw in Internet Explorer (IE) that it says poses only a "moderate" risk to users. Security experts, however, say the vulnerability is serious and could be exploited to take over a user's machine.

Study: European venture funding continues decline

Venture capital funding in Europe fell to €781 million ($NZ1500 million) in the third quarter, the seventh consecutive quarterly decrease in the money invested by venture capitalists in European technology companies, according to a new study .

Kournikova virus writer loses appeal

A Dutch appeals court on Monday upheld the conviction of the 22-year-old man who created and unleashed the Anna Kournikova e-mail worm last year.

Experts warn of 'major' hole in Apache Web server

A security flaw in the popular Apache Web server could allow a malicious hacker to launch a denial of service attack or even take over a system on which the software is running, the Apache Software Foundation warned in an advisory Monday.

ICANN warns of domain dispute swindle

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) warns of a swindle by an organization claiming to be an approved domain-name dispute solver.

Flaw in Win2000, NT4.0 makes domains 'too trusting'

A flaw in the way Microsoft's Windows 2000 and NT 4.0 server operating systems authenticate users across domains could allow somebody with administrator privileges to extend that power to other domains, Microsoft warned yesterday.

KaZaA sells assets to Australian company

An Australian firm, Sharman Networks Ltd., has bought some assets of KaZaA BV, the Amsterdam-based file-swapping software developer under fire from the music industry, the company said in a statement Monday. Sharman Networks has restarted distribution of KaZaA's peer-to-peer (P-to-P) file sharing software, KaZaA Media Desktop.