Tag Archives: Windows operating system

News: Beware QHosts

By | October 4, 2003

 All you need to do to be infected by this virus is visit the homepage of Web hosting provider FortuneCity.com. CNET reports that a malicious program, dubbed QHosts, infects PCs using a recent flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer to take control of how computers look up Internet addresses. The program takes advantage of a critical flaw in Internet Explorer… Read More »

Update: Microsoft Goes Soft in Thailand

By | August 25, 2003

 It’d be too much to suggest that Bill Gates reads my column, but Microsoft seem to be buying my idea (well not mine, really) that prices of their software should be geared to what local people can afford. IDG News Service’s Taipei Bureau reports that the US software company has cut the price of its Windows operating system… Read More »

Update: Microsoft May Stop Footing Pussies

By | August 21, 2003

 Security Wire Digest, published by Information Security Magazine, reports that Microsoft may stop pussyfooting around on updates to its Windows operating system. In the wake of the worm that ripped through networks worldwide by exploiting a vulnerability for which a patch had been released more than three weeks before, the company is considering several plans to beef up… Read More »

Loose Wire: Actually Bill, No,

By | January 10, 2002

Loose Wire: Actually Bill, No, I Can’t By Jeremy Wagstaff 12/13/2001 Far Eastern Economic Review (Copyright (c) 2001, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.) I’m frankly flabbergasted that the Microsoft antitrust trial in the United States is reaching such an ignominious end. But am I alone in my righteous indignation? I won’t bore you with the details, but the… Read More »

Column: Microsoft antitrust

By | December 6, 2001

Loose Wire: Actually Bill, No, I Can’t   By Jeremy Wagstaff , from the 13 December 2001 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2001, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.   I’m frankly flabbergasted that the Microsoft antitrust trial in the United States is reaching such an ignominious end. But am I alone in my righteous indignation?… Read More »