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MD5 encryption broken, Microsoft warns

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Microsoft Security Advisory warned today that a possible attack against the MD5 hash digital certificate could allow an attacker to generate their own certificate with information from the original. Microsoft warned that only the...

Microsoft warns of web proxy flaw

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Microsoft has reported a flaw in the way Windows and Internet Explorer handle web proxy auto discover (WPAD) connections. WPAD servers are used to deliver connecting computers with web proxy information. Microsoft said that the...

McAfee warns of typo-squatting epidemic

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Security firm McAfee has released a new report warning of the ever-present threat of typo-squatting. The report highlights the number of website squatters registering domains using common misspellings of popular brands, products and celebrities in...

Software Lobby Warns Microsoft Too Close to BBC

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The Free Software Foundation (FSF), a Boston-based open source software lobby group, is planning to petition British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to highlight the role of software giant Microsoft Corp. in the British Broadcasting Corporation's...

Trend Micro Warns Of Server Antivirus Flaws

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Trend Micro has patched a pair of remote code execution vulnerabilities in ServerProtect, its server-based antivirus software, that could open the door for attackers to gain control over affected machines. Both are stack-based buffer overflow...

Symantec Warns of Faltering Storage Sales

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Symantec planned to post earnings of $0.14 or $0.15 per share for its third fiscal quarter but now expects the numbers to drop to either $0.10 or $0.11. Revenue estimations for the quarter are in...

Sony Warns About Importing PS3

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Sony has warned that it will take legal action against anyone engaging in grey importing of its products after scoring a High Court victory over online retailer Lik-Sang. In his ruling yesterday, Judge Michael Fysh...

Google warns on 'unsafe' websites

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Google has started warning users if they are about to visit a webpage that could harm their computer. The warning will pop up if users click on a link to a page known to host...

Burn DVDs slowly, warns Microsoft

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Microsoft is advising Vista beta testers to burn their downloaded ISOs as slowly as 1X or 2X to avoid corrupted media. It says that its failure telemetry data is showing that three quarters of failed...

Microsoft Warns Not To Use 'SP3 Preview Pack'

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We posted earlier this week about an unofficial set of patches being labeled as a Windows XP SP3 "Preview Pack". The pack was created by members of TheHotfix.net and included many patches not generally available...

Gates Warns Against Reliance on Outsourcing

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Companies should not outsource their core business functions and staff, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates told a group of Japan's top businessmen in a speech in Tokyo on Wednesday. Gates, who was...

Mac OS X Will Become a Target, Symantec Warns

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It's only a matter of time before Apple's newly redesigned Mac operating system becomes a happy hunting ground for malicious hackers, according to a research report from security vendor Symantec. The Symantec Internet Security Threat...

Mozilla Warns of Firefox Security Holes

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Several security vulnerabilities in Firefox and the Mozilla Suite of Internet software put users of the open-source products at risk of hacker attacks, the Mozilla Foundation is warning. The organization released Firefox 1.0.1, which fixes...

Microsoft warns of 22 new security flaws

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Microsoft on Tuesday published 10 software security advisories, warning Windows users and corporate administrators of 22 new flaws that affect the company's products. The advisories, and patches published with the bulletins, range...

WinZip Warns of Security Flaws

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Thanks cybershark, and jon. Windows clients running the popular WinZip application are at risk from a number of critical security flaws, according to WinZip Computing and security researchers. The compression/decompression tool is one...

MP3 Creator Warns Tech Impasse Dooming Downloads

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Rival technologies that baffle consumers will run more companies out of business in the nascent music download market than will head-to-head competition, one of the lead creators of MP3 playback technology warned on Wednesday. ...

Apple warns about bad batteries

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Apple is recalling 28,000 faulty batteries used to power its 15-inch Powerbook G4 laptops. An internal short circuit in the batteries causes them to overheat and could pose a fire hazard to...

Acclaim warns of possible bankruptcy

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After reporting a $25.4 million loss in its last quarter, the troubled publisher reveals it must find new financing by August. Today, Acclaim released its earnings for the financial year ending March 31,...

Symantec Warns Of Flaw In Antivirus Program

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Symantec Corp. is warning its customers about a security vulnerability within its antivirus application. The Internet security vendor ranks the flaw as "medium," while security research group Secunia pegged the flaw as "moderately critical." The...

Iwata Warns of Next-Gen Obsession

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Satoru Iwata and chief Xbox officer Robbie Bach have claimed that people are becoming too obsessed with the next generation of hardware. Satoru Iwata and Robbie Bach both share the view that developers...

France warns officials not to favor Intel

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France has taken steps toward complying with European Union law by warning local-government buyers not to favor computers with Intel chips over rival AMD, a commission spokesman said on Friday. A notice on...

Ofcom warns on tighter Internet regulation

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If the Internet industry does not better regulate itself, then public and political opinion may force tighter regulation upon it, warns Ofcom, which still has an eye on local loop unbundling The Internet...

RealNetworks warns of media player security flaws

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RealNetworks Inc.'s media player software contains vulnerabilities that could let an attacker take control of a PC on which the software is used to download multimedia files, the company confirmed this week. Corrupt...

Security Group Warns of Linux Flaw

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Computer security researchers are again warning about a critical vulnerability in the Linux kernel that could be used by malicious hackers to take control of systems using the popular open source operating system. ISEC Security...

Microsoft warns EU rewrite would be inferior

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Microsoft said it would be forced to offer European consumers a substandard version of Windows if the European Union makes it rewrite its operating system, sources close to the case said Thursday. ...

CERT warns of SSH vulnerability

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The CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh is warning users about a serious security vulnerability in the OpenSSH (Secure Shell) that could enable a remote attacker to run malicious code or launch...

SCO warns open-source community

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Open-source software supporters need to do a better job of policing themselves as developers and activists, according to Darl McBride, CEO of controversial Unix seller SCO Group. In an "open letter to...

Nintendo Warns Importers

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Nintendo of Europe continues to warn retailers of potential legal action over the importing of Game Boy Advance titles, with the firm now targeting those selling US versions of Advance Wars 2. Earlier this year,...

id warns media over leaked Quake IV art

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An official statement from legendary developer id Software has warned both print and online media that the company will refuse to work with any publication which reproduces a number of leaked images of forthcoming PC...

Sony warns of fake spam scam

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SonyStyle customers should not respond to fraudulent request for personal info. Sony has warned consumers to beware of fake spam email bearing the subject title 'SonyStyle user and email address'. The electronics giant said yesterday...

RIAA warns individual swappers

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The Recording Industry Association of America said it has sent cease-and-desist letters to five people whom it suspects of illegally offering massive amounts of copyrighted music through peer-to-peer networks. The RIAA learned...

SCO warns Linux may be 'illegal'

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Thanks leebobs SCO, the owner of the Unix operating system, has announced that it considers 'Linux ... an unauthorised derivative of UNIX' and has warned commercial users of Linux that they...

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