Experts warn of hacking 'cold war'

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Government groups around the world are becoming increasingly involved in efforts to launch and defend against web-based attacks, security experts warn. A new report from McAfee, conducted in association with several law enforcement and security...

Security Experts Brace for September Spam Deluge

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Security firm Softscan is predicting a 40 per cent surge in junk email during September as spammers target students returning after the summer break. The company has already seen a "dramatic rise" in the past...

Toronto blogger embarasses NASA climate experts

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Stephen McIntyre, amateur meteorologist from Toronto, has embarrassed NASA scientists by catching an error in recent climate-change data: climatologists at NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Science (GISS) in New York now concede that 1934, not...

Experts warn of satnav hacking

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Security experts are warning that mischievous hackers could send bogus signals to satellite navigation systems via the radio. The problem centres on the Radio Data System, which allows FM broadcasters to include data in radio...

Bill to restrict internet wrong approach: experts

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Joy Smith, a Conservative MP representing Kildonan-St. Paul, introduced her proposed clean internet act, or Bill C-427, which would allow the government new powers while imposing restrictions and penalties on internet users and operators. The...

Web Experts Advise Switch to Macs

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Sophos security said that the 10 most commonly found pieces of malicious software all targeted Windows machines. In contrast, it said, none of the "malware" were capable of infecting the Mac OS X operating system....

Experts Warn of Critical Word Vulnerability

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Security experts are warning of a critical vulnerability affecting users of Microsoft Word XP and Word 2003. To quote the SANS Internet Storm Center report: Quote - Emails were sent to...

Security Experts to Microsoft: SP2 Has Critical Flaws

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German Internet security experts Heise Security have discovered what it calls two "flaws" in Service Pack 2. Microsoft has said its Service Pack 2 offers users the latest security "innovations," but Internet security experts said...

Experts Worry About Tech Retaliation

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In war, politics and sports, it's often said that the best defense is a strong offense. But the foot soldiers of computer security work differently: They scramble to build virtual walls that can blunt the...

Experts question Microsoft's Caller ID patents

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Just a week after Microsoft Corp.'s Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates unveiled his company's plan for securing e-mail communications, leading e-mail authorities, legal experts and at least one Internet service provider (ISP) are...

Apple IBM G5 leads AMD, Intel, experts say

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Apple's move to G5 processors from IBM is giving the company a clear advantage against manufacturers using chips from Intel or AMD, an industry expert has said. "The 970FX", (the G5 chip that powers Apple's...

Experts Warn of Microsoft 'Monoculture'

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Dan Geer lost his job, but gained his audience. The very idea that got the computer security expert fired has sparked serious debate in information technology. The idea, borrowed from biology, is that Microsoft...

Security experts find open-source flaws

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Although Microsoft Windows vulnerabilities get most of the headlines, researchers this week identified vulnerabilities in two commonly used open-source software products. The more serious of the vulnerabilities affects Sendmail, an open-source program for...

Nolor worm not as bad as experts thought

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Experts such as Symantec claimed the Nolor worm was a high risk, yet the number of infections are relatively low. This is down to many factors, and isn't necessaritly a reflection of the risk the...

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