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Hackers, spoofers and malware--oh my!

IE exploit code could boost risk of browser mishaps. Microsoft says teamwork makes for better defenses.

roundup IE exploit code could boost risk of browser mishaps. Microsoft says teamwork makes for better defenses. Also: Hackers are hungry for profits.

Exploit code makes IE flaw more dangerous

Program targets vulnerability, prompting security firm Secunia to issue "extremely critical" rating.
November 4, 2004

Microsoft: Security requires teamwork

The software giant also tells European customers that it is making progress with efforts to limit security attacks against its products.
November 4, 2004

Virus report points to profit-hungry hackers

Trend Micro report validates concern in security industry that malicious hackers are more interested in money than fame.
November 3, 2004

Wells Fargo computers stolen

Identity thieves may have obtained information on thousands of Wells Fargo mortgage and student loan customers.
November 3, 2004

Psst...now it's Cisco source code up for sale

The Source Code Club hackers are back, selling what they claim are files of Cisco firewall software.
November 2, 2004

16 candles for first Internet worm

In 1988, a student unleashed a self-replicating worm that halted thousands of computers--and lit a fire under online security.
November 3, 2004

Microsoft debates spoofing as security flaw

Microsoft rejects claims from security researchers that a spoofing technique discovered on Internet Explorer is a vulnerability.
November 2, 2004

IE exploit is top of the hacks

Attacks via an Internet Explorer flaw are more common than any other hacking technique, a security firm has found.
November 2, 2004

Old scams pose the 'greatest security risk'

Villains are more likely to get into computer systems by manipulating people, not machines, analyst firm Gartner says.
November 1, 2004