Flaw allows Xbox 360 to be hijacked

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A "critical" vulnerability in Microsoft's Xbox 360 video game console could let an attacker run unauthorized software on machines that haven't been fixed, assuming the individual has physical access to the machine. A Wednesday report...

PayPal Security Flaw allows Identity Theft

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A security flaw in the PayPal web site is being actively exploited by fraudsters to steal credit card numbers and other personal information belonging to PayPal users. The issue was reported to Netcraft today via...

BitTorrent flaw allows ratio cheating

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Many of today's BitTorrent trackers rely on a ratio system to ensure leechers (P2P users who download data but do not share) to a minimum. The ratio system basically tracks a user's upload and download...

Court Allows Lindows to Keep Its Name

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In a case that could have forced Linux vendor Lindows to change its business name worldwide, a Netherlands court ruled this week that Lindows' current limited use of the Lindows name does not violate Microsoft's...

Flaw in Linux kernel allows attack

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The Debian Project warned on Monday that a flaw in the Linux kernel helped attackers compromise four of the open-source software project's development servers. During several intrusions Nov. 19, the flaw enabled an attacker who...

IE bug allows full MSN Messenger hijack

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The recent privacy stuff-up in Messenger "pales in comparison to what can be done if you use MSN Messenger through unpatched IE vulnerabilities," security researchers Tom Gilder and Thor Larholm have discovered. ...

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