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US prevails in Internet governance struggle

The United States has prevailed in the controversial fight over Internet governance and will retain overall control of the Internet's DNS, root servers and ICANN for the foreseeable future.

RIP Internet Explorer?

Secunia has put out yet another "extremely critical" security alert against Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. At the same time, dozens of media outlets have leapt on a report that states Explorer's market share has fallen for the first time sinc...

Internet Explorer carved up by zero-day hole

Two new vulnerabilities have been discovered in Internet Explorer which allow a complete bypass of security and provide system access to a computer, including the installation of files on someone's hard disk without their knowledge, through a single ...

Mac OS X hit with another serious security issue

When it rains, it pours. Yet another "highly critical" hole has been found in Apple Computer's Mac OS X operating system, which will allow remote system access by getting someone to visit a malicious website.

Mac OS X riddled with security holes

Apple Computer has released a range of patches for security holes -- both old and new -- for its Mac OS X operating system, which it advises users to download immediately.

Major Explorer hole leaves Windows wide open

Another major security hole has been found in Internet Explorer which makes system access possible across all Windows platforms through a boundary error when connecting to a file server. Windows Explorer is also affected.

WinAmp music to hackers' ears

A "highly critical" hole in one of the most-used pieces of software in the world means that audio files will be music to hackers' ears.

Sophos antivirus protection bypassed

Sophos PLC's anti-virus software can be bypassed by a virus-laden e-mail if it doesn't contain any MIME boundary definitions, the company has admitted.

XP hole could compromise system

A hole has been discovered in Windows XP Professional and Home Edition that could compromise a network and be used to get into protected areas.

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