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Battered company networks are paying the price for weaknesses in software--with no letup from Sobig and other viruses in sight. Are software liability laws the answer?

roundup Battered company networks are paying the price for weaknesses in software--and there's no end in sight to the troubles, given that viruses like Sobig are potential moneymakers. Are software liability laws the answer?


The agency says it is "confident" it will capture those who are responsible for creating and spreading the MSBlast worm and the Sobig.F virus.
August 26, 2003


Software vendors are largely protected from product defect claims. But the latest round of virus attacks has critics calling for new liability laws.
August 26, 2003


The network hardware maker warns customers of a flaw in some of its router products that could set off an unintentional denial-of-service attack.
August 26, 2003


Security researchers believe that the creator of the Sobig mass-mailing computer virus won't stop with number six--the money may be too good.
August 25, 2003


The SCO Group's Web site is blocked by a denial-of-service attack, as the company becomes caught in an increasingly acrimonious row with the open-source community.
August 25, 2003