Valve hack just a false alarm, sort of

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It would appear that a hacker's proclamation (and proof via screenshots) that he had gained access to all of Valve's internal files has been uncovered as false. In reality, he reportedly hacked a third-party site...

First Xbox 360 Mod Chip Claims False

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Photos that recently sprung up on the web claiming to be the first mod chip for the Xbox 360 have been proven to be no more than amateur fakes. The reports seemingly gained credibility...

Antivirus companies muting false alarms

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They were wrong, and they were annoying, so now they've been stopped. With a new version of Symantec's SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) e-mail security product, the antivirus company is trying to...

Windows Flaw Draws Attacks and False Alarm

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Antivirus company Symantec has backtracked after claiming it captured an example of a new Internet worm that takes advantage of a recently-disclosed hole in Windows machines running Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). On Tuesday, the company...

IDS users swamped with false alerts

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The number of redundant alarms and false positives generated by Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) has come under fire from users attending an event designed to raise awareness about the technology. Users attending...

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