Security Glitch Exposes OS X Account Passwords

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Apple has confirmed a security glitch that, in many situations, will let someone with physical access to a Macintosh computer gain access to the password of the active user account. The vulnerability arises out of...

Microsoft blames human error for WGA glitch

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Microsoft blamed human error for a Windows Genuine Advantage problem that identified legitimate Windows users as pirates last week. According to Alex Kochis, Microsoft senior product manager for WGA, new software was accidentally loaded onto...

Computer Glitch Tangles Japanese Flights

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Hundreds of domestic flights in Japan were cancelled or delayed on Sunday as a result of a glitch that hit data flowing between All Nippon Airways Company Limited's main reservations host computer and intermediate computers...

Google: Personalized home page glitch solved

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Google began rolling out a fix for a technical glitch (specifics were not disclosed) on its Personalized Google.com Home Page service at around 3 a.m. ET on Friday, which affected an undetermined number of users....

Google 'frantic' about Personalized Home Page glitch

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Google Incorporated's Personalized Home Page service, which lets users turn Google.com into a customized portal, is suffering from an apparently significant technical problem that is reverting some of the home pages to old versions or...

Microsoft to issue fix for Zune glitch

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Sometime in the middle of next month, Microsoft plans to issue a firmware update designed to fix a glitch that is causing some owners of its Zune music player to experience skipping when playing songs...

Computer Glitch Hammers Dow Jones

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A computer glitch by the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) data system caused a sudden drop of around 200 points. The problem with the computers began at around 1:50 PM yesterday during a heavy selling...

Glitch Delays AOL E-Mail

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Millions of AOL users encountered delays sending and receiving e-mail Thursday as the company worked to identify and fix a software glitch. AOL spokesman Nicholas Graham said the company was investigating the cause of the...

PayPal Glitch Sparks Customer Anger

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Online payments company PayPal is working to fix a glitch that has been causing duplicate debit card withdrawals and deposits on some customer accounts since the beginning of September. The problem first...

Denial-of-service glitch could threaten Windows

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Security researchers have published details of a denial-of-service vulnerability that could enable hackers to attack Microsoft Windows and spin computers into senseless processing loops. Posting to the SecurityFocus industry forum site late...

Glitch blocks some iTunes music sales

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Some users of Apple Computer's iTunes for Windows say a glitch is causing the program to crash whenever they try to purchase songs. Beginning late last week, some Apple users noticed that...

AOL Fixes IM Glitch

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Four days after an internal error caused the accidental purging of legitimate IM accounts, America Online Inc. began recovering Monday to restore access to thousands of affected users. The company's technicians have successfully restored the...

Glitch Locks Out Money Users

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It's the end of the month--bill-paying time--and some Money 2004 users are wishing they'd kept their cash in an old mattress instead of relying on Microsoft's financial software. A snafu with a couple of Microsoft...

AMD offers fix for processor glitch

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AMD issued a patch today that effected its Opteron & Athlon 64 processors. The problem was BIOS related which caused these the processors mentioned above to freeze up. Advanced Micro Devices...

Another Technical Glitch Slows Yahoo!

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First a "sophisticated" attack then "hardware problems" have slowed Yahoo! twice in three days. Whether for better (increased Yahoo! Mail storage space) or worse (dropped Enterprise IM support and "server issues"), Yahoo! has been in...

Amazon glitch unmasks war of reviewers

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Thanks devilman2590. Close observers of Amazon.com noticed something peculiar this week: the company's Canadian site had suddenly revealed the identities of thousands of people who had anonymously posted book reviews on the United States site...

Software glitch brings Y2K deja vu

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Software running on thousands of computers worldwide will become inoperable in a few weeks because of an obscure date-related glitch, and developers are rushing to create and apply patches. Sound familiar? Software...

Panther glitch erases some hard drives

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A problem is causing some of those who install the new version of Mac OS X to lose the data that's stored on their external hard drives. Apple Computer said the glitch...

BuyMusic.com encounters first glitch

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USA Today reports that early BuyMusic.com customers have found they can't transfer purchased tracks to their portable digital music players. "The Mac-only iTunes has won raves for ease of use, both in burning CDs and...

Security glitch in Mac OS X?

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Forgotten your Mac OS X Screensaver password? No problem... Obviously if you're relying on a screensaver password to protect your sensitive data, you probably deserve whatever you get... A REPORT on a...

Intel reveals Itanium 2 glitch

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Intel disclosed an electrical problem Monday that can cause computers using its flagship Itanium 2 processor to behave erratically or crash. Customers can sidestep the problem by setting the processor to run...

Apple confirms Keynote glitch

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Apple Computer late Thursday confirmed that a bug in the driver software for some graphics cards is causing problems for those running the company's new Keynote presentation software. As previously reported, some early customers of...

Glitch bungles Amazon orders

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Thanks xStainDx for this. Online retailer Amazon.com this week canceled thousands of orders for a high-end cell phone that because of a technical glitch had appeared to be free, an Amazon representative said Friday. ...

Microsoft fixes wireless glitch

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Microsoft has released a software update to correct connection problems with network gear it unveiled in mid-September. The fix could resolve problems in the company's 802.11b wireless, or Wi-Fi, and Ethernet hubs that either dropped...

UK suffers ADSL glitch

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Thousands of new ADSL users in the UK could have their services disrupted thanks to a glitch in BT's broadband network. The intermittent problem concerns compatibility issues with the first and second...

Software glitch grounds new Nikon camera

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Nikon has temporarily halted shipments of its latest high-end digital camera after discovering a software flaw that, under certain circumstances, can cripple the device if a user doesn't remove the lens cap before switching on...

Game site recovers from Passport glitch

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Microsoft's Zone gaming site appeared to be recovering Wednesday, a day after numerous consumers were shut out by glitches related to the site's switchover to the software giant's Passport identity-authentication service. In a notice...

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