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Locked out--and locked up--on the Net?

Outages put a crimp in access at PayPal, Gawker. Also: Microsoft's latest security warnings.

Outages put a crimp in access at online payment site PayPal and the Gawker celebrity-spotting blog. Also: Microsoft's latest security warnings.

Glitch gags gossip blog Gawker

Site outage leaves celeb fans hungering for their daily dish. Network Solutions blames a faulty credit card transaction.
October 13, 2004

Outage nearly over, PayPal says

Online payment service remedies a glitch that left its customers scrambling since a software upgrade last week.
October 13, 2004

Microsoft warns of 22 new security flaws

The goal now is to "guess what the criminals are going to attack," an exec says. Redmond will focus first on the critical flaws.
October 12, 2004

PayPal hit by glitches in online payments

update Message boards fill with postings about the problem, which appears to be related to a coding update, the eBay unit says.
October 12, 2004

MSN fighting Messenger difficulties, virus

Outages continue to plague Microsoft's instant-messaging service, possibly because of a virus using Messenger to spread.
October 11, 2004

previous coverage

Microsoft delays IM beta over security concerns

Beta release of MSN Messenger 7.0 is suspended because of a potential security hole.
October 7, 2004

Attacks disrupt some credit card transactions

A company that processes credit card purchases for Internet merchants is the victim of large-scale data attacks.
September 22, 2004