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Security

Flaws threaten Windows, Linux PCs

Microsoft warns of a serious vulnerability in the way its software handles a common graphics format. Also: A talking worm.

At least a dozen Microsoft software applications and operating systems affected. Also: The talking worm.

Major graphics flaw threatens Windows PCs

Security flaw involving JPEG files affects at least a dozen Microsoft software applications and operating systems.
September 14, 2004

Samba servers vulnerable to denial-of-service attacks

Patches released for flaws in software package that lets Windows files and printers be shared by Unix and Linux systems.
September 14, 2004

Wired for security

newsmaker McAfee CEO George Samenuk looks beyond PCs to stave off marauding viruses in new areas, including 3G phones.
September 14, 2004

Worm speaks to Windows users

Using the Windows Speech Engine, the Amos virus greets XP users on start-up, makes a dubious claim, then bids farewell in Turkish.
September 13, 2004