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Beta version of Opera 7 for Windows released

Opera Software ASA is keeping the browser wars of the 1990s smoldering with the beta release of a new version of their Opera Web browser for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system on Wednesday.

BrideX worm bites Kasperky Labs

A group of hackers launched a successful attack on the Web server of Russian computer security firm Kaspersky Labs Ltd. on Friday, managing to implant and distribute a copy of the recently discovered Bridex worm in the company's e-mail newsletter.

Microsoft calls 'foul' on OS vulnerability data

Microsoft Corp. has responded to a report by London-based security intelligence firm mi2g Ltd. that claimed the Apple Macintosh operating system (OS) and certain varieties of Unix are less vulnerable to attack than the popular Windows and Linux opera...

Bride of Funlove virus getting around

A new e-mail worm circulating on the Internet is capable of spreading a variant of the FunLove virus to vulnerable machines running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system, according to statements released by three security companies.

Mac OS among least prone to attack

Apple Computer's Macintosh was among the computer operating systems least prone to attack and damage from malicious hackers, worms and viruses in 2002, while Microsoft''s Windows and the Linux operating systems were the most vulnerable, according to ...

Security companies split over flaw disclosures

When researchers at GreyMagic Software discovered a batch of security vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Internet Explorer earlier this month, their first response was to test the vulnerabilities and make sure they were for real. What they did next, howe...

Answering critics, Microsoft patches XP

Microsoft Corp. has responded to criticism from users and issued a software patch for a major security vulnerability in the Windows XP operating system, reversing an earlier decision to require users to upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack 1 to remove ...

Major Net backbone attack could be first of many

The distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack launched Monday against all 13 of the Internet domain name system (DNS) root servers failed to bring down the Internet, but that doesn't mean that more attacks won't follow and succeed where this week's...

Visa to get behind voice recognition

Visa International Inc. is partnering with a maker of voice recognition software to develop voice authentication technology for use with Visa-brand credit cards. The two companies will be looking at applications of the biometric security in the areas...

MSN Messenger worm steals game keys

A worm that spreads through Microsoft's MSN Messenger instant messaging program is circulating on the Internet. If released on a computer, the worm opens a back door to the infected machine and e-mails product keys for popular PC games such as Half-L...

Microsoft warns of 'critical' flaw in Outlook Express

Microsoft released a security alert Thursday acknowledging a serious security hole in its Outlook Express e-mail client. The vulnerability, which was found in Outlook Express versions 5.5 and 6.0, could allow a remote attacker to take control of mach...

New applications sniff out pirated software

File swapping aficionados beware. Those MP3s you've been storing on your office computer could soon catch the attention of your network administrator and may even bring the wrath of the legal department down upon your head.

New worm, Opasoft, targets Windows systems

A new worm that targets machines running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 95, 98, and ME operating systems is spreading, according to virus alerts posted by several leading antivirus software makers. Named "Opasoft", "W32/Opasoft" or "Opaserv," the new viru...

New alerts have analysts doubting MS security

A string of new security alerts from software maker Microsoft Corp. this week has prominent industry analysts and security experts predicting that the company's goal of making its software secure may remain elusive.

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