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Microsoft slammed by its own vulnerability

Microsoft fell victim to a software vulnerability in one of its own products on Saturday, when the W32.Slammer worm infested host machines on the company's network, flooding that network with traffic.

Hacker free to browse Web again

"Are you there Joe? It's me, Kevin!" Almost eight years after his arrest in North Carolina on charges related to a two year computer hacking spree, notorious hacker Kevin Mitnick on Tuesday was finally free to use computers and roam the Internet....

Sobig worm getting bigger

A new computer virus, Sobig, is spreading on the Internet, according to alerts posted by a number of antivirus software companies.

RealNetworks patches RealOne Player

RealNetworks Inc. has released a software patch that it says finally fixes highly publicized security holes in its RealOne Player, according to a statement released by the company on Wednesday.

New 'Iraq oil' network worm found

A new network worm that spreads through shared folders on machines running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT, 2000 and XP operating system has been detected, according to advisories posted by a number of antivirus software makers Tuesday.

CERT warns of more SSH flaws

A number of newly discovered vulnerabilities in implementations of the Secure Shell (SSH) transport layer communications protocol could enable attackers to launch denial of service attacks or run malicious code on machines running SSH client or serve...

Sophos: Klez worm is simply the best in 2002

In a year that saw a number of high profile virus and e-mail worm outbreaks, the Klez worm topped the charts and was the most frequently occurring virus in 2002, according to statistics released Wednesday by antivirus company Sophos PLC.

Online shopping cart flaw makes for easy discounts

A flaw in a commonly used Australian e-commerce software package may allow shoppers to give themselves discounts on the products they purchase, according to an alert posted by Trust Factory BV, a security company based in the Netherlands.

New worm, Winevar, packs a punch

A new e-mail worm is circulating that has the potential to severely damage machines that it infects, potentially deleting all the files on a computer's hard drive while mocking the machine's owner, according to advisories released by a number of anti...

Woman sentenced in multimillion dollar software sting

A 52-year-old Taiwanese woman who pleaded no contest in one of the U.S.' largest software piracy cases was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday, one of the longest sentences ever in the U.S. for a case involving software piracy.

Microsoft issues patch for serious security hole

Microsoft issued a software patch Wednesday for what it described as a "critical" new security vulnerability affecting most versions of its Windows operating systems and certain versions of the Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser.

New, 'Nimda-like' Microsoft vulnerability found

Microsoft issued a software patch Wednesday for what it described as a "critical" new security vulnerability affecting most versions of its Windows operating systems and certain versions of the Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser.

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