Windows weakness can lead to network traffic hijacks

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At the ShmooCon hacker conference, researchers with security firm IOActive claimed a design bug in the system used by Windows PCs to obtain proxy settings could let attackers hijack traffic. Internet Explorer on Windows PCs...

Opera "sun.*" System Information Disclosure Weakness

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Marc Schoenefeld has reported a weakness in Opera, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose some system information. Opera accesses the JRE (Java Runtime Environment) directly instead of using the Java plugin. The...

Sony profit soars despite PS2 weakness

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Shrinking PlayStation 2 shipments and sales send revenues from the game division tumbling. Sony Corporation reports that the game division of Sony's developement reduced sales of Playstation 2 hardware as well as...

IE flaw exposes weakness in Yahoo! filtering

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Flaws in the filtering technology used by Web-based email services make it possible for hackers to smuggle viruses past defences. Israeli security outfit GreyMagic Software warned today that this "severe security" vulnerability could allow attackers...

'Ethical hackers' test for weakness

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In a 17th-floor corner office in north Toronto, a group of computer nerds is feverishly attacking Corporate Canada -- and getting paid for its efforts. "If you have a system on-line, you will...

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