June 26, 1991 |
A disgruntled General Dynamics computer programmer, hoping to increase his salary by creating a problem only he could solve, planted a computer "logic bomb" that could have destroyed vital data in the San Diego defense contractor's Atlas rocket space program, according to a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday. Federal officials allege that Michael J.
November 27, 2001 |
Russian computer programmer Dmitry Sklyarov will face trial no earlier than June on charges he illegally sold software that allows users to copy Adobe Systems Inc.'s electronic book readers. A new schedule set by U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte in San Jose will push Sklyarov's trial back from a planned date early next year, said Judy Trummer, a spokeswoman for Sklyarov's defense lawyers.
March 21, 1992 |
A computer software programmer has filed a $60-million lawsuit against Security Pacific Corp., accusing the banking giant of copyright infringement, fraud and theft of trade secrets involving a computer program that he developed to help protect banks against losses from credit card fraud. Gerald Schwartz, a San Clemente programmer, claims in a suit filed Friday in U.S.
February 19, 1988 |
A computer programmer who went on a rampage when he was spurned by a one-time co-worker was charged by the Santa Clara County district attorney on Thursday with seven counts of murder. Richard W. Farley, 39, was also charged with three counts of attempted murder arising from the bloody siege at Electromagnetic Systems Labs Inc., a defense contractor with high security in neighboring Sunnyvale where he once worked.
January 20, 1999 |
A disgruntled computer programmer has reportedly confessed to planting a killer virus in thousands of copies of educational software in the Chinese capital's first apparent case of serious hacker sabotage. The programmer, Zhang Wenming, faces a possible jail term of up to five years for bugging software sold to schools throughout Beijing to prepare students for a national computer proficiency test, the official Beijing Youth Daily reported Tuesday.
March 30, 1987 |
When telephone giant AT&T decided to enter the computer business about three years ago, there was a lot of speculation about whether Unix could someday rival MS-DOS as the most popular operating system for personal computers. It hasn't happened yet.
June 20, 1997 |
Thousands of computer users broke a government-endorsed code that protects electronic money transfers, but experts say financial institutions are hardly at risk since it took four months. The group, organized by programmer Rocke Verser, read a message that had been scrambled using a code known as the Data Encryption Standard, which was considered almost unbreakable when introduced in 1977.
October 22, 1992 |
A Connecticut company has a new database program for business people who need sophisticated computer applications but who lack the programming skills to create them and can't afford to hire programmers who can. With most database software, creating real-world business applications often requires the services of a skilled programmer.
October 11, 1994 |
After managing the characteristically short-lived careers of teen idols such as Rick Springfield, Andy Gibb and Corey Hart, Dana Miller has found a job he can do in his shorts. Miller is the co-chairman of Entertainment Radio Networks, a fast-growing syndicator of radio programming based in Malibu.
July 30, 1996 |
For many newly minted college graduates, job hunting is a lesson in humility. For 21-year-old Vik Gupta, it was just the reverse. With a double major in economics and computer science, the Stanford University senior not only had four solid job offers long before graduation day, he was even the object of a bidding war among software companies that were desperate for his services. Gupta opted for a $47,000-a-year post at database powerhouse Oracle Corp.