It must be not be much fun to work on Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Information Services 5.0 (IIS) these days. The first two weeks of May saw the discovery of a number of security flaws in IIS, including ones that might lead to denial of service (DoS) attacks or allow an attacker to take near-total control of a system.
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Proxicom Inc., which had agreed to be purchased by Compaq Computer Corp. in April unless a better deal came along, said Wednesday that it has found just such a deal and that Compaq has until Monday to make a better offer.
Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) announced a deluge of wireless partnerships Wednesday aimed at beginning what it calls the second phase of its mobile eBusiness plans.
Microsoft Corp. Wednesday said that a new flaw in its Windows 2000 Server software can lead to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. The bug was the second DoS flaw in Windows 2000 announced this month.
Sniffer Technologies, a division of Network Associates Inc., announced the release Tuesday of Sniffer Voice, a new software package aimed at easing and enhancing the management of VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) traffic and other types of data for corporate networks and service providers. The software announcement was made at the NetWorld+Interop trade show in Las Vegas.
Toshiba and Transmeta said Monday that starting in mid-May Toshiba would offer Japanese customers a model of its Libretto mini-notebook based on Transmeta's Crusoe processor. The Toshiba Libretto L1/060TNMM will be built around a 600MHz Crusoe processor and will sport a 10-inch SXGA (super extended graphics array) TFT (thin film transistor) screen with a 1280 x 600 resolution.
Just when you think you've got a deal wrapped up. Compaq Computer Corp. announced in late April that it was buying consulting and services firm Proxicom Inc. for US$266 million, but on Monday Proxicom said it had gotten another takeover offer [see "Compaq buys Proxicom for US$266 million," April 26].
Two days after Microsoft Corp. announced an "extremely serious" flaw in its Windows 2000 server software, a tool to take advantage of that flaw is being passed around the Internet.
Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday acknowledged that an "extremely serious" flaw in an obscure extension included in Windows 2000 could allow a hacker to gain complete control of any system running both Windows 2000 and the company's Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 server.
Two days into what was supposed to be a 'cyberwar' launched by Chinese hackers in retaliation for the death of Chinese pilot Wang Wei, a number of U.S. government Web sites have been defaced, but groups of U.S. hackers have entered the picture as well, hacking Chinese sites.
Internet Security Systems Inc. (ISS) announced Tuesday that it had reached an agreement to acquire Network ICE Corp., a maker of desktop security products, in a deal valued at US$195 million.
Spearhead Security Technologies announced a product on Monday that it said will provide new levels of protection against network intrusions and denial-of-service attacks.
Two U.S. government Web sites were hacked over the weekend, with at least one of the hackers posting a photo of Chinese pilot Wang Wei, who was killed when his plane collided with a U.S. spy plane in early April.
SDMI, the Secure Digital Music Initiative, returned to the spotlight earlier this week when it asked an academic who participated in its highly publicized hacking challenge to not present his results at a conference.
A new Web site was launched Tuesday to aid in the battle against online fraud. Called Econsumer.gov, the site unifies the efforts of thirteen countries, including the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Mexico, and will work to combat cross-border Internet fraud, according to a statement by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the organization leading the charge.