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Startup Zimbra releases open-source Notes alternative

Zimbra, the open-source startup that lured Scott Dietzen away from his former job as chief technology officer of BEA Systems, has released a beta version of its enterprise collaboration software. The company bills the software as an open-source alter...

Next Google-Microsoft ruling expected Tuesday

By next Tuesday, Kai-Fu Lee should have a clearer idea of what he can and cannot do at his new job with Google over the next few months. That's when a court in Washington state will rule on whether to extend a court order forbidding Lee from working ...

New Trojan swaps porn for Koran

A new Trojan horse program circulating around the Internet this week appears to be on a moral mission to stamp out adult Web sites, according to security research firm Sophos.

IE flaw affects Office, Visual Studio users

An unpatched bug in a file installed with Microsoft's Office and Visual Studio software could lead to some serious problems for Internet Explorer users, security researchers have reported.

Zotob worm exploits Windows 2000 Plug and Play

New worms have surfaced that attack a critical vulnerability in Microsoft's Windows 2000 Plug and Play service. Over the weekend, two variants of a new worm, dubbed Zotob, have begun circulating, though neither variant has become widespread, research...

Microsoft fixes Print Spooler, Plug and Play flaws

Microsoft has released patches for six flaws in Windows and Internet Explorer, some of which could allow an attacker to gain control of a computer system. The patches, which include a fix for a newly discovered flaw in Microsoft's Plug-and-Play softw...

No Monad scripting in first Windows Vista

Just one day after the first public reports of viruses being written for an upcoming feature of Microsoft's Windows operating system, Microsoft has confirmed that it will not include theMonad Shell feature in the first generally available release of ...

First family of Windows Vista viruses unleashed

An Austrian hacker earned the dubious distinction of writing what are thought to be the first known viruses for Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system. Written in July, the viruses take advantage of a new command shell, code-named Monad, that is ...

Gartner: Bank card fraud too easy for phishers

U.S. banks are putting customer convenience ahead of security and, in the process, making it much easier for online "phishers" to create counterfeit bank cards, according to a Gartner report released Tuesday. And with the Internet now a common source...

Google now a hacker's tool

Somewhere out on the Internet, an Electric Bong may be in danger. The threat: a well-crafted Google query that could allow a hacker to use Google's massive database as a resource for intrusion.

Kaspersky to buy Spamtest Project

Moscow-based security software company Kaspersky Lab on Wednesday announced plans to acquire a set of e-mail filtering software and services known as the Spamtest Project.

Zombie makers turning to fake greeting cards

The next email greeting card you get may come with a nasty surprise. According to Internet security vendor, SurfControl, attackers are increasingly using fake email cards as a way of getting malicious software installed on computers.

Glitches delay international Mozilla releases

International users waiting for a number of recent security fixes to appear in The Mozilla Foundation's browser and e-mail client will have to wait a bit longer, Foundation representatives said Monday. The delay is being caused by a number of softwar...

Cost of computer attacks down, says survey by CSI, FBI

While the cost of fending off hackers appears to be dropping for U.S. companies, attacks that involved unauthorized access to information are becoming much more costly, according a survey published Thursday by the Computer Security Institute and the ...

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