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AOL 5.0 May Be Harmful to Net Connections

Internet users who downloaded and installed the latest version...

Network Solutions To Sell Ads on Whois Page

Reversing an earlier policy, Network Solutions plans to open...

Rival Grabs Chunk of Domain Market

The battle is heating up for the No. 2...

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Worm Turns Sun Against Microsoft

Sun and Microsoft may compete bitterly in the Internet server marketplace, but to eradicate a new and rapidly spreading malicious worm, Sun Solaris and Microsoft IIS administrators will have to cooperate closely, security experts...

Security Expert’s Site Knocked Offline By Attack

Victims of distributed denial-of-service attacks are usually reluctant to admit they've been hit, let alone provide specific technical details about the attacks. But Gibson Research Corporation president Steve Gibson said Monday that he intends...

Virtual Skies: Not So Friendly

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines filed a false advertising and unfair competition lawsuit against the new Orbitz.com travel Web site, which is sponsored by a consortium of rival airlines including American, United, Northwest, Delta and...

First Remote IIS 5 Root Exploit In The Wild

Less than 24 hours after the publication of a severe, system-level security flaw in Microsoft's IIS 5.0, source code to a program that exploits the hole and gives a remote user full control of...

Land Rush Is Near for .INFO and .BIZ

After months of delay, the land rush for two new global top-level domains, .BIZ and .INFO, is expected to gain momentum next week. Afilias LLC, the registry for the new, unrestricted .INFO domain, has completed...

Curador’s Victims Included ‘Bill J. Clinton’

Raphael Gray, the Welsh computer attacker who is awaiting sentencing for a string of online shopping site break-ins, counts Bill Gates among his victims. But an investigation by InternetNews has revealed that Microsoft's chairman...

British Court Close To Sending Curador to Jail

A Crown Court judge in Wales indicated that he intends to sentence teenage hacker Raphael Gray to prison, pending the outcome of medical tests. After arguments from both sides at a sentencing hearing Friday, Judge...

MP3 Encoders Ripping Along Without Microsoft

The music industry and its technology partners have tried unsuccessfully for years to unseat easily-duplicated MP3s as the de facto standard for downloadable music files. But Microsoft's decision to include a crippled MP3 encoder in its new...

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