And also today (31-Jan-2001), for the record...
Here, in brief, are some of the day's other stories.
CodeWarrior for Symbian Metrowerks and Symbian are to co-operate over development tools for Symbian-based wireless information devices. Scheduled for June 2001, the CodeWarrior package will consist of Java development tools, and systems for targeting Symbian devices and the Symbian emulator. ...more
NetSky versions dominate October viruses
October has closed with some familiar viruses having been most prolific through the month.
Sophos' figures puts NetSky P as having caused the most infections for its customers, with Zafi-B in the second spot, taking 35.2 per cent and 28 per cent respectively. ...more
Microsoft gets in on Registry cleaning act
Microsoft looks set to continue to add to its security portfolio with the development of a Registry cleaner.
As the company prepares for the launch of its Windows OneCare security solution for consumers in the US, it has found itself facing a barrage of demand for such a utility.
Already having tackled antivirus, antispyware, backup, phishing and more, a Registry cleaner would pretty much have security sewn up for Microsoft. ...more
Lindy stands firm on floppies
Lindy launches a USB Floppy Drive that will once again enable users to access 3.5" floppy disks on their PC or Mac.
Costing ?29. ...more
MPAA targets TV programme swappers
In a major escalation of its battle against piracy, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which represents the interests of the Hollywood film studios, has turned its fire onto Internet sites that specialise in swapping recordings of TV shows.
The organisation has filed lawsuits against six BitTorrent sites that, it claims, are responsible for the illegal swapping of millions of dollars worth of film and TV programmes. Amongst the sites on the receiving end of lawsuits are Btefnet, ShunTV and scifi-classics. ...more