Password-cracking chip causes security concerns

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A technique for cracking computer passwords using inexpensive off-the-shelf computer graphics hardware is causing a stir in the computer security community. Elcomsoft, a software company based in Moscow, Russia, has filed a US patent for...

Critical Windows Hotfix Causes Problems

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A Microsoft patch meant to fix critical security flaws in Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 is causing trouble for some users, the company said Friday. The patch was released...

'Hardware glitch' causes AIM to twitch

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Thanks xStainDx. AIM, one of the Web's most popular instant messaging (IM) products, started experiencing problems before 2 p.m. PST Friday, a company representative said. Traffic was then rerouted, and the service was restored. As...

Windows 98's Demise Causes Concern

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Microsoft's decision to end support for Windows 98 could pose significant security challenges for many users, Microsoft customers and security experts report. On December 8, Microsoft announced its intention to halt further distribution of Windows...

Sober worm causes headaches

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A new virus threat called Sober could be causing a few headaches today, according to antivirus researchers. The Sober worm, spotted in the last 12 hours, is a traditional attachment-based piece of malware that uses...

New MS Office causes anti-virus headache

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Microsoft's latest Office 2003 beta version is set to cause problems for anti-virus (AV) companies because the XML-based format it supports will bog down scanning software, security experts told ZDNet Australia. The...

Microsoft donate software to good causes

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Continuing their seemingly endless announcements of software donations Microsoft have today announced that they are to give server and desktop software to two well-known charities. In a show of good will the Redmond...

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