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AltaVista saw no reason to alert web users or webmasters of the issue
Five weeks after first warning of a hole in its Outlook e-mail program, Microsoft Corp. on Thursday released a patch to fix a flaw in an ActiveX control that could allow attackers to run destructive code on a user's computer.
International versions of Microsoft's forthcoming operating system Windows XP will likely be shipped with fewer Microsoft-developed Smart Tags than the U.S. version. Many of the U.S. tags are useless to foreign users, according to Microsoft.
The 20-year-old Dutchman who said he created and unleashed the so-called Anna Kournikova e-mail worm will be prosecuted, Dutch authorities said Wednesday.
The world's largest mobile phone manufacturers and three suppliers of mobile messaging systems have agreed on how to build the road ahead to MMS (Multimedia Message Service). The technology will be sold as the successor to the popular SMS (Short Message Service).
Microsoft has issued a third version of a patch intended to plug a security hole that could allow hackers access to mailboxes on Exchange Server versions 5.5 and 2000. The second patch contained outdated files, Microsoft said in an updated security bulletin issued on Wednesday.
Dutch hackers on Tuesday evening defaced SaferInternet.org, a Web site sponsored by the European Commission that promotes a safer Internet. Security at the site had been increased just last week after other hackers raised a red flag about possible vulnerabilities.
Expect to start paying for protection against viruses and worms. Computer Associates International (CA) and Aladdin Knowledge Systems last week both discontinued free antivirus products for home PC users.
Patch pulled after complaints from customers
One hole linked to a known vulnerability in Microsoft's Index Server
Microsoft Corp. warned users of the Outlook Web Access module of its Exchange 2000 Server e-mail system that a security vulnerability could allow unauthorized access to mailbox contents. The company issued a patch for the flaw on Wednesday.
Civil liberty campaigners maintained their opposition to a new draft controversial international treaty aimed at combating online crime, saying that the draft published by the Council of Europe on Friday "lacks privacy assurances."
In a move to better assist system administrators, Microsoft Corp. is working on an update to its Windows Update service that will include software patches to fix security holes in its server products.
Thousands of servers connected to the Internet have been compromised by a recently discovered worm, the Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (CERT) and security Web site Attrition.org said late last week.