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Lurking threats cast shadow on Net

The Bagle worm shifts shape to outsmart antivirus software. Plus: Media player patches and the feds' fraud crackdown.

roundup The Bagle worm shifts shape to outsmart antivirus software. Also: Apple and RealNetworks issue media player patches, and the feds tackle credit card crime.

Reheated Bagle smokes out antivirus defenses

New version of mass-mailing worm, discovered Friday, tries to disable defenses on destination PCs.
October 29, 2004

Bagle.BB prevention and cure

CNET reviews How to recognize the latest variant of the mass-mailing worm and what to do to get rid of it.
October 29, 2004

Flaws found in Windows-based media players

Microsoft Windows users need to watch out for glitches in Apple, RealNetworks devices.
October 28, 2004

Secret Service busts suspected ID fraud ring

Federal agents and international allies arrest 28 suspects thought to have stolen credit card numbers and other financial information.
Photo: Shadowcrew site in federal custody
October 28, 2004

Virus variant targets Google

A new variant of the Zafi virus attacks Google, Microsoft and the Hungarian Prime Minister.
October 28, 2004

Plague carriers: Most users unaware of PC infections

If you are the average user, your computer has more bugs than a skid row motel.
October 25, 2004