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W3C tours Europe preaching interoperability

Antivirus firm Trend Micro Tuesday announced a new suite of services designed to help users block viruses from entering their networks after an outbreak but before virus definitions are available, as well as clean up after outbreaks. To accommodate t...

Despite anticompetitive concerns, Orbitz files for IPO

Antivirus firm Trend Micro Tuesday announced a new suite of services designed to help users block viruses from entering their networks after an outbreak but before virus definitions are available, as well as clean up after outbreaks. To accommodate t...

Researchers: Newest Microsoft IE patch flawed

A new patch designed to address six serious security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer doesn't fix all the problems it purports to, according to security researchers.

Japanese researcher gums up biometrics scanners

A Japanese researcher has demonstrated that some biometric fingerprint readers can often be fooled into granting access to unauthorized users with a few dollars of household supplies and a little ingenuity.

Judge denies second Microsoft motion in Lindows case

A U.S. federal judge has denied Microsoft Corp.'s request for reconsideration on a ruling that, if granted, would have barred upstart Linux vendor Lindows.com Inc. from using the name Lindows, citing Microsoft's own evidence as a reason for his decis...

Fake Xbox 'emulator' hiding Trojan horse taken offline

The Web page distributing an emulator promising users they could play Microsoft's Xbox games on their PCs has been pulled offline after discovery that it contained a Trojan horse program designed to generate money based on online ad hits. Thousands o...

Security hole in MSN Chat, Messenger, could run code

A security hole deemed "critical" by Microsoft Corp. could allow an attacker to run code of their choice on a vulnerable PC by exploiting a problem in Microsoft's MSN Chat, MSN Messenger and Exchange Instant Messenger products, Microsoft said in a se...

AOLTW taps new international chief

A security hole deemed "critical" by Microsoft Corp. could allow an attacker to run code of their choice on a vulnerable PC by exploiting a problem in Microsoft's MSN Chat, MSN Messenger and Exchange Instant Messenger products, Microsoft said in a se...

CERT: DHCP bug could give attackers control

A vulnerability in the DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server provided by the Internet Software Consortium (ISC) could allow attackers to take over affected servers, according to a security alert released by the CERT Coordination Center We...

Security hole in Flash player could run attack code

A security hole in the way Macromedia's Flash player handles ActiveX content could allow an attacker to run the code of their choice on vulnerable systems, according to a security advisory published by eEye Digital Security Inc. late Thursday. Macrom...

Mozilla, Netscape hole allows remote text viewing

A security hole in the Netscape Navigator and Mozilla Web browsers could allow an attacker to view documents on a user's PC, according to a security advisory released Tuesday by Israeli security group GreyMagic Software.

Sanctum boosts tests, reports in AppScan 3.0

Sanctum announced version 3.0 of its AppScan application security audit tool Monday, adding a bundle of enhancements to the product's testing and reporting features, as well as boosting its performance.

Macromedia unveils new Dreamweaver, ColdFusion

Announcing what its chief technology officer called "the most significant and broad set of product releases Macromedia has ever undertaken as a company," Macromedia Inc. Monday announced upgrades to a passel of its Web design and development tools, i...

Microsoft patches e-mail editing hole in Outlook

A security vulnerability that could affect users of Microsoft Corp.'s Outlook 2000 and 2002 e-mail clients who use the company's Word application as an e-mail editor has been patched, according to an advisory from Microsoft.

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