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WinAmp blows another security fuse

For those enterprise IT managers who've been eagerly anticipating the next major WinAmp security flaw, the wait is over. Brett Moore of Security-Assessment.com on Tuesday published details of a security hole allowing attackers to take over a PC when ...

Mac worm sparks security concerns

Antivirus experts have warned Mac users and sysadmins against becoming complacent about security after the discovery of a worm targeting the Mac OS X operating system.

Microsoft issues patch for SP2 update

Microsoft has issued a patch for a compatibility problem between the recent Windows XP Service Pack 2 and an advertising application run on many user's machines.

ZigBee future under doubt

Low-power wireless technology, ZigBee, is in danger of succumbing to the fragmentation so far avoided by standards-based specifications such as Wi-Fi and WiMax, according to market researchers.

Government agency warns of Net infrastructure flaw

The U.K. government agency responsible for protecting the country's electronic infrastructure has warned of a wide range of flaws affecting products that rely on MIME, one of the Internet's basic protocols.

Mozilla fixes browser bugs

The Mozilla Foundation has fixed 10 security bugs in its open-source Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox browsers and Thunderbird e-mail reader, with the release of new versions of all three products this week. Some of the vulnerabilities could allow attacke...

Unix and Linux admin console exposed by bug

A bug in Usermin, a widely-used administration console for Unix and Linux, could allow an attacker to run malicious code via a specially-crafted email, according to security researchers.

Microsoft sees open source as immediate threat

Microsoft sees open source software as a more pervasive threat to its business than ever, threatening the company's market share and potentially forcing price cuts, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Kazaa security hole undermines network

On Friday IT managers got a fresh reason, if they needed one, to keep Kazaa and Grokster peer-to-peer software off users' PCs: an unpatched security hole that affects both applications.

WinZip warns of security flaws in software

Windows clients running the popular WinZip application are at risk from a number of critical security flaws, according to WinZip Computing and security researchers. The compression/decompression tool is one of the most widely used piece of software o...

New IE bug causes concern

Security researchers are warning of a bug in Internet Explorer that could allow attackers to infect a PC by persuading a user to click on a Web image.

Linux vendors react to Qt flaw

Several Linux vendors have issued patches for a serious vulnerability in the widely-used Qt library, which could allow an attacker to take control of a system.

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I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

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