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Focus on flaws

Cisco announce new security flaws, while attackers find a way to hit SearchFirefox.com. Also: Symantec's site targeted.

Cisco announces new vulnerabilities, while attackers exploit an unpatched flaw in the software that runs SpreadFirefox.com. Also: Symantec's site targeted.

Windows flaw could spawn DoS attacks

Microsoft is working on a patch for a flaw that could allow attackers to remotely crash Windows PCs.
July 15, 2005

Firefox marketing site hacked

Attack on SpreadFirefox.com, the online hub for Mozilla's Firefox marketing efforts, may have exposed user data.
July 15, 2005

Worm spells double trouble for PCs

Combined mass-mailing worm and network worm attempts to hijack computers and to launch a DOS attack on Symantec's Web site.
July 15, 2005

Cisco warns of security flaws

Company points out several vulnerabilities in its products, one of which could take down Cisco IP telephony networks.
July 14, 2005

Sophos promises to sniff out zombie systems

Service aims to tell subscribers if their network is home to compromised PCs being used to send spam.
July 15, 2005

Flaws could open systems to attack

"Critical" flaws in widely used security authentication technology could expose many software products to hacker attack.
July 13, 2005

Alleged hacker: U.S. defense sites poorly secured

Man accused of hacking government sites says he was initially trying to prove the feds know about the existence of extraterrestrials.
July 13, 2005

related coverage

VeriSign buys iDefense for $40 million

Takeover of security intelligence company is intended to boost VeriSign's managed-security services.
July 13, 2005

Bush picks tech lawyer for security post

Stewart Baker, an influential and polarizing Washington figure, is chosen to oversee Homeland Security's new policy-planning efforts.
July 13, 2005

Feds create new post of cybersecurity czar

New official in the Department of Homeland Security will lead fight against "cyber and telecommunications attacks."
July 13, 2005