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Microsoft warns customers about exploits for new flaws

Microsoft warned customers about computer code that exploits holes in the company's software and blamed security researchers for publishing proof of concept code to trigger the vulnerabilities, which was then turned into working attacks.

Exploit released for MSN Messenger 'avatar' hole

Malicious code that can take advantage of a newly disclosed hole in Microsoft's MSN Messenger instant messenger (IM) program has been published on the Internet. The publication of the code could set the stage for a possibly virulent IM worm or virus,...

New Bagle worms making the rounds

Two new versions of the Bagle e-mail worm are spreading on the Internet and through peer to peer (P-to-P) file-sharing networks, according to warnings issued on Thursday by antivirus software companies.

New worm targets MYSQL installations

A new worm-like threat is spreading on the Internet and targeting computers running the MySQL open source database software. Thousands of Microsoft Windows machines running MySQL have been infected, according to one security expert.

Reports of phishing attacks up again in December

Reports of online identity theft scams known as "phishing" attacks were up again in December, when more than 1,700 active phishing Web sites were reported, a 10 percent jump from the previous month, according to data released Thursday by the Anti-Phi...

Melbourne IT accepts blame for domain hijack

Melbourne IT has acknowledged that it was partially responsible for a Web domain hijacking that left a New York Internet hosting company without an Internet address over the weekend.

Microsoft files civil suit against Texas spammer

Microsoft filed a civil lawsuit against two men accused of running a host of spam companies that sent out millions of spam messages that violated the federal Controlling the Assault of Non-Solictied Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM).

US Secret Service data compromised in T-Mobile hack

A malicious hacker penetrated the network of mobile phone company T-Mobile USA and accessed information on 400 of the company's customers, including sensitive information from the account of a U.S. Secret Service agent, according to statements by T-M...

Experts warn of trick to bypass IE security

A computer security researcher and an antivirus company are warning Microsoft customers about an unpatched hole in the company's Internet Explorer Web browser that could allow a remote attacker to bypass security warnings and download malicious conte...

Microsoft releases antispyware, promises more tools

Microsoft on Thursday released a free trial copy of antispyware software it purchased last month, marking the company's entry into the fast-growing market for products that block surreptitious snooping programs, and promised monthly releases of tools...

Google smacks down Santy worm

Web search engine company Google is blocking efforts by a new Internet worm to use its search engine to find vulnerable computers on the Internet, the company announced late Tuesday.

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