Executive suggests email that doesn't use Sender ID is junk
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Microsoft Corp. has settled another U.S. state class-action, this time with Arizona, generating its second-biggest payout so far -- US$104.6 million.
Two new vulnerabilities have been discovered in Internet Explorer which allow a complete bypass of security and provide system access to a computer, including the installation of files on someone's hard disk without their knowledge, through a single click.
Almost the entire range of Symantec Corp. security software, from Norton Internet Security through to the Symantec Firewall require urgent updates, the company has warned, after a series of four extremely critical vulnerabilities were found by security company eEye Digital Security Inc.
Highly popular e-mail program Eudora contains an "easily exploitable" hole that allows remote system access.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is advising all customers not using the latest version of its VPN software to upgrade immediately following the discovery of a security hole that could allow remote system access.
Apple Computer has released a range of patches for security holes -- both old and new -- for its Mac OS X operating system, which it advises users to download immediately.
Another major security hole has been found in Internet Explorer which makes system access possible across all Windows platforms through a boundary error when connecting to a file server. Windows Explorer is also affected.
The European Commission has slapped Microsoft with a Euro 497.2 million (US$613 million) fine for abusing its operating system monopoly. In a statement, it said Microsoft has acted "as a brake on innovation" and harmed both the market and consumers by producing "less choice and higher prices".
LONDON (03/09/2004) - The discontinued set of Cobalt servers have been struck another blow with the news of a second "extremely critical" security hole in as many months.
A critical hole in Apple Computer's QuickTime media player has been identified and is waiting on a patch from the vendor.
LONDON (02/13/2004) - Virtual network operator Sirocom has made a dive for the expanding virtual private network market by offering a flexible IP-over-Ethernet service across the UK that could allow companies to expand or contract their bandwidth requirements as needed.
LONDON (02/05/2004) - Media player Real Player -- one of the most used pieces of software on the Internet -- has been struck by several highly critical vulnerabilities that could allow a malicious user system access to your PC.
LONDON (01/30/2004) - Microsoft Corp. has taken a drastic step to prevent Explorer from being undermined by security holes and announced plans to cut an Internet standard out of its browser.
A security hole in Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer could prove devastating.
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