AOL Locks Out IM Users

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America Online Inc. has confirmed that it mistakenly deactivated a number of AOL Instant Messenger accounts this week as part of its regular cycle of opening unused screen names to new users. AOL, whose instant...

Matrix Online locks in voice talent

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Warner Bros. enlists most of the Matrix trilogy's original cast to lend their likenesses and voices to the MMORPG. Give the movies guys credit. The boys from Warner Bros. are doing all...

Kensington security locks vulnerable?

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According to Slashdot and Security.org, Kensington Locks are extremely vulnerable to very simple attack. With the most basic of tools costing less than $1, it's possible to unlock the device that offers 'security' to many...

Glitch Locks Out Money Users

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It's the end of the month--bill-paying time--and some Money 2004 users are wishing they'd kept their cash in an old mattress instead of relying on Microsoft's financial software. A snafu with a couple of Microsoft...

Student faces suit over key to CD locks

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SunnComm Technologies, a developer of CD antipiracy technology, said Thursday that it will likely sue a Princeton student who early this week showed how to evade the company's copy protection by pushing a computer's Shift...

New Office locks down documents

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As digital media publishers scramble to devise a foolproof method of copy protection, Microsoft is ready to push digital rights management into a whole new arena--your desktop. Office 2003, the upcoming update of the company's...

Winamp locks onto Windows title bars

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Programmers on Friday released a software addition for AOL Time Warner's Winamp media player that adds controls to the title bar of Windows applications, a move that apparently ignores Microsoft's interface guidelines for third-party software...

Symantec locks out small-biz hackers

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Security software maker Symantec announced Monday a new line of drop-in network appliances to protect companies against Internet attackers and to secure communications between offices. Known as the Symantec Firewall/VPN Appliances, the three new...

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