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Routers could become targets of DOS attacks

Denial-of-service attacks that target and use misconfigured network routing equipment pose an "imminent and real threat" to Internet security, according to a recent report by the federally funded CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University...

Microsoft withdraws faulty server patch

A patch released by Microsoft Corp. yesterday to protect Windows 2000 and Windows NT servers against a denial-of-service vulnerability has been withdrawn after users who installed it complained that it caused their systems to malfunction.

Microsoft: Loose lips give hackers tips

Microsoft announced last week a new system for rating the severity of security holes in its software. But it also urged the security community to exercise better judgment about publicizing software vulnerabilities and detailing how they can be exploi...

Nimda worm hard to fight, but patches are available

The multiple ways in which the Nimda worm is able to propagate makes it that much harder to defend against than other recent worms and viruses, security analysts said. But corporations that apply the latest Microsoft Corp. patches and use updated vir...

US ATTACK: Hardware vendors moving to help IT hit by attacks

Hardware vendors, many with major client installations in the World Trade Center, have set up crisis-response teams and command centers to handle emergency requests for equipment by companies affected by Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York and Wa...

Microsoft puts patches over IE

Microsoft has issued a work-around to address an Internet Explorer vulnerability that one leading security organization described as probably "the most dangerous flaw found in Windows workstations" to date.

Chat clients may pose security threats

Internet chat clients such as instant messaging applications pose a serious security risk for corporations, according to an advisory issued last week by Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).

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