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MSN site hacking went undetected for days

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Password-stealing software planted by hackers was active on Microsoft's popular MSN Web site in South Korea for days before the world's largest software company learned about the break-in and removed the computer code.

'Pepsi Smash' to show on Yahoo

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If you can`t make it on television, you might want to try "Yahoo!"

Net porn plan labelled 'obscene'

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The creation of the .xxx net domain has come under fire from net veterans.

Internet Group OKs 'xxx' Web Addresses

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The Internet's primary oversight body approved a plan Wednesday to create a virtual red-light district, setting the stage for pornographic Web sites to use new addresses ending in "xxx."

Domain system creator honoured

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The man largely responsible for developing the system which turns addresses on the web into numbers has received a prestigious award.

Forgetting to renew domain name can be disastrous

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No statistics are available, but Larkins and other experts in the field say they see a fairly constant stream of businesses letting their domain name registries lapse. That omission, in turn, can lead to breakdowns of their Web sites or their e-mail systems. Just look at some of the names that have had this happen in the past couple of years:

Many Unaware of Browser-Security Link

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Many American online computer users are unaware that choice of browser affects Internet security, and few switch browsers even when they know the risk, a Norwegian study said Monday.

Sweden's parliament passes law against file sharing

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Swedish parliament passed a law banning the free exchange of material protected by copyright over the Internet. The law also gives holders of copyrights a legal basis to file for damages. The retail price of a 5GB blank DVD will now probably rise from the current 10 krones to 30.

Doctor sells surgery exam answers on eBay

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Doctors who fail the American Board of Surgery written exam are no longer allowed to review their tests privately after one man wrote down the answers to dozens of questions and offered them for sale on the Internet.

Microsoft-Netscape Conflict Leaves Firefox

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Due to Internet Explorer instabilities and those trying to poke holes in it, there is room for change. The browser war is far from being over.

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