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Sony's software removal scheme aggravates security hole

...the PC is playing. Manual attempts to remove the software can disable the PC's CD drive. The program also gave virus writers an easy tool for hiding their malicious software. Last week, virus-like "Trojan horse" programs emerged that...

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Microsoft will provide free antispyware software

...and reliability of its Windows operating system and other programs, which have become favorite targets of hackers, virus writers and other malware creators. Speaking at the annual RSA Conference, a major gathering of computer security experts...

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Business
Spyware and other pests continue to plague Internet

...and specific attacks are directed at individuals and businesses for the purpose of economic, ill-gotten gains." Virus writers have found new ways to infiltrate computers and networks, bypassing the protections inspired by their earlier methods...

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Life & style
Are viruses a threat to cell phones?

...lead you to believe you are the victim of a new mobile phone virus, or receiving cell phone spam." Hypponen says virus writers could try to exploit cell phone users' unfamiliarity with their device. "Once it gets hit by something malicious...

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Life & style
Product Review: Windows on a cell phone

...rebate from Amazon.com. And there's a surprising counterintuitive plus: while Windows is a favorite target of virus writers due to its dominance on the desktop, the scarcity of Windows cell phones makes them less vulnerable to attack for...

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Life & style
'Green Arrow' to feature HIV-positive sidekick

...for two years - discovers that her time spent as a street-dweller and prostitute has resulted in her picking up the virus. Writer Judd Winick, who oversees the "Green Arrow" story line, said this is a way to explore socially conscious themes...

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Life & style
Computer security experts lament laggardly pace of patches

...Toulouse, a security program manager at Microsoft. Toulouse said automation becomes increasingly critical because virus writers are developing exploits much more quickly after a vulnerability is announced. What used to take months or years now...

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Life & style
Computer virus floods Web sites of anti-spam activists

...spammers send out junk e-mail more quickly and make them even more difficult to trace or block. The motivation of the virus writers appears to be vengeful annoyance, rather than an attempt to shut down the anti-spam groups, according to Vincent...

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Life & style
Computer security is serious concern

...full-time job and require technical expertise. As a result, many people simply ignore them. Meanwhile, hackers and virus writers keep track of such flaws and try to write worms to take advantage of them. That is what happened with "Blaster...

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Life & style
Vigilance against viruses

...products tend to have more vulnerabilities, but it's mostly because of Windows' overwhelming market share: From a virus writer's point of view, the return on investment is a whole lot higher on Windows because the target is 30 or 40 times as...

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