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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
According to a SANS Institute report outlining more than 600 new Internet security vulnerabilities, some of the most commonly affected software include Microsoft Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Messenger, and MSN Messenger, Microsoft Windows XP SP1 and 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and 4 and Windows Server 2003. <Shock!>
A UK police chief has been bombarded with thousands of threatening emails in a denial of service attack aimed at crippling his force's computer systems.
While hackers continued to poke new holes in Microsoft Corp.'s popular Windows operating system, they increasingly exploited flaws in software made by other companies as well, the nonprofit SANS Institute found.
New York State has gone on the attack against spyware and adware by filing a lawsuit against a Los Angeles-based marketing company that allegedly installed "invasive" software onto consumers' computers without proper notice as part of free software downloads.
Is there such a thing as totally secure encryption? And which technologies are commercially viable? Danny Bradbury explores approaches to transmitting information securely.
Two separate imaging-related security flaws have surfaced in AOL's Netscape browser and in the KDE desktop environment for Unix and Linux, according to security experts. Both could allow an attacker to plant malicious code on a user's system when a specially crafted image is viewed by an affected application, such as a browser, e-mail program or stand-alone viewer, researchers said.
Officials at a Houston hospital said a stolen computer may contain medical records and Social Security numbers of hundreds of its patients. Christus St. Joseph Hospital has sent letters to about 16,000 patients, informing them of the possible security breach.
A case of bank fraud involving an India-based outsourcer has rekindled a debate about using overseas contractors for tasks involving sensitive data.
More than 2,500 web servers every day are being hacked, reveals a report. Numbers grew by 36% during 2004 when almost 400,000 incidents were recorded.
Would-be workers need to be more cautious with resume services and posting their personal information online. Online fraudsters and scammers are waiting.