Compromising the code

The Internet's infrastructure--from protocols to networks--still proves fragile as holes and glitches continue to crop up.

The Internet's infrastructure--from protocols to networks--still proves fragile as holes and glitches continue to crop up.

Source code bug bites Sun
Sun Microsystems is the latest software firm to acknowledge a security flaw that exposes script source code.

Bug exposes script source code
Server software vendors and Microsoft point fingers at each other after the discovery of a bug that leaves Web scripts vulnerable.

Firms war malicious code
Net security companies are forming the Malicious Mobile Code Consortium to market software to guard against malicious applets and components.

E-commerce crypto code cracked
update Secure Internet commerce may not be so secure, at least in the sterile environment of Bell Labs.

Firm looks to lure hackers
update Network Associates is expected to announce a new suite of "intrusion protection" tools, including one that creates a decoy network.

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