Chinese Windows 2000 attack crashes PCs

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Security researchers have spotted malicious code that triggers a critical vulnerability in the Chinese version of Windows 2000, and warned non-Chinese users to expect attacks. Symantec confirmed that the proof-of-concept code publicly posted to the...

China's Olympic ticketing system crashes on first day

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The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games watched unhappily as their online ticketing system for the games crashed shortly after tickets went on sale to the general public. BOCOG's ticketing site received 8 million...

NEC Image Chips Stop Car Crashes

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Image detection processors have initially been deployed for facial recognition in security applications. NEC is among the first of the electronics manufacturers to apply image detection to the automotive industry for accident prevention. The first...

Sky crashes into free broadband

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Sky is the latest company to get on the convergence wagon by offering broadband internet access alongside other comms services. Aimed at existing Sky customers the service will be "free" - if you spend enough...

Portal Player Crashes After Apple Announcement

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Chip maker Portal Player saw it's shares almost halve in value last night. The brutal price drop was caused by Apple's announcement that they would not be using their chips for future versions of the...

Update crashes ZoneAlarm firewall

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A bug in a Zone Labs update caused the popular ZoneAlarm firewall to crash late Thursday for about 50,000 users of ZoneAlarm Pro and ZoneAlarm Security Suite products. "The majority of customers...

Google Typo Crashes Systems

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Spyware authors and phishing fraudsters yanked an old scam out of the playbook Wednesday by directing malicious code at Internet users who may be prone to typing or spelling deficiencies, according to security researchers. Finnish...

Microsoft Crashes Oracle Show

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Microsoft crashed an Oracle seminar for 300 customers and developers in Seattle this week, with members of the Exchange team dropping by the event with an espresso cart to hand out free drinks. ...

Windows XP Update Crashes Some PCs

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Thanks Bink for this one. Some Windows XP users are having trouble installing the operating system's first service pack, bulging with bug fixes and updated drivers--and are judging the cure worse than the...

Air traffic control system crashes again

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Thousands of travellers were delayed in the UK this morning after a key air traffic control system failed for the second time in two weeks. The Flight Data Processing System (FDPS) at...

Bill Gates: 'My computer crashes too'

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My good friend Kheldar pointed me to this article on the BBC, where CBBC Newsround Press Pack reporter, 15-year-old Sarah Laughton got to interview the man himself. Bill Gates, the world's richest man and...

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