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Security

Crypto flaw cracks Office open

Password-protected files at risk, researcher warns. Also: Baba offshoot makes false promises about erasing smut.

roundup Password-protected files in Microsoft's office suite are at risk, researcher warns. Also: Baba offshoot makes false promises about erasing smut.

Flaw found in Office encryption

Snoopers could decode password-protected files in Microsoft programs, a security researcher warns.
January 20, 2005

Virus hooks onto CNN headlines

The Crowt virus spreads using e-mail messages that grab the latest headlines from the well-known news Web site.
January 20, 2005

Baba worm pretends to purge porn

The new Baba offshoot claims to clean porn off PCs, but it's just a "dirty trick," Sophos says.
January 20, 2005

Webcam virus writer arrested in Spain

Police accuse Madrid man of writing a virus capable of spying on people in their bedrooms through their Webcams.
January 19, 2005

Darwin flaws survive in Apple's Mac OS X

An audit of the open-source OS from which Apple borrowed much of the Mac OS X code reveals vulnerabilities that affect Apple's software.
January 18, 2005

Worm exploits tsunami to spread virus

Mass e-mail posing as a plea for aid is actually a vehicle for spreading a computer virus.
January 17, 2005