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...

Apple Tweaks iTunes Following Privacy Concerns

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Following a wave of privacy concerns last week, Apple Computer has begun prominently notifying customers about a new recommendation feature in its iTunes software, as well as spotlighting a simple way to turn it off....

Privacy concerns over Yahoo IM upgrade

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The newest free version of Yahoo Instant Messenger (YIM) boasts advanced Internet phone calling in an upgrade that comes "highly recommended" by Yahoo. By clicking "yes" to the update, a user can expect to get...

Yahoo Shuts Chat Rooms Amid Child sex Concerns

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Yahoo Inc., the most-used Internet site, has shut down all its user-created Internet chat rooms amid concerns that adults were using the sites to try to have sex with minors. The giant Internet media company...

Microsoft's Beijing win raises concerns in China

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There is growing disquiet about public sector IT contracts being awarded to Western vendors in China, a country long known for its fondness of open-source and homegrown companies. According to reports following...

TiVo Pop-Up Ads Raise Consumer Concerns

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Digital video recording pioneer TiVo Inc. has long promised "TV Your Way." But the company's plans for pop-up ads and restrictions on copying have sparked worries that the service may be eroding consumer control in...

Game makers pursue serious concerns

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Glucoboy, a glucose meter that can be connected to a Nintendo GameBoy, will be available for kids with diabetes this spring. SuperCharged!, released last year, helps physics students understand electromagnetism; Virtual U, released in 2001,...

Attack concerns slow Microsoft's pace

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Security concerns are slowing things down at Microsoft, but the company is still chugging along with its more ambitious projects including Windows Longhorn, a company executive said on Tuesday. The need to...

AIM add-on sparks privacy concerns

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America Online began offering games along with the latest version of its instant messenger, and now some customers are worried that the company is playing with them, too. People who use AOL...

New virus exploits SARS epidemic concerns

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A new computer worm attempts to spread by taking advantage of concerns over the killer flu-like virus, SARS. Known as Coronex-A, the mass-mailer worm forwards itself to all contacts in Outlook address books and attempts...

ICANN raises concerns over VeriSign IDN change

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on Tuesday expressed concerns regarding a service launched last Friday by VeriSign Inc. designed to handle internationalized domain names (IDNs). According to ICANN, "some...

Hotmail policy raises privacy concerns

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Found this over on NewOrder... Hotmail users can now get a better look at their personal account settings -- but some of the service's estimated 110 million active users may not like what they...

Windows XP Security Concerns

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Got this from me101 who didn't have time to post, fortunately I do ;) The following problems listed below apply to Windows XP Professional in a Workgroup for more details and further information...

Microsoft Responds to Novell Concerns

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Responding to allegations by Novell that it had tried to disparage the company, Microsoft yesterday said that it had already tried to address Novell's concerns by halting the shipments of the offending promotional materials and...

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