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Bugs that bite again and again

Earlier flaws in Microsoft Office and AOL's instant messenger stage a return, and the Klez virus resurrects Chernobyl. Meanwhile, a break-in is often just a few keystrokes away.

Earlier flaws in Microsoft Office and AOL's instant messenger stage a return, and the Klez virus resurrects the Chernobyl threat. Meanwhile, a break-in via the Internet may be closer than you think.

Exposing the Net's vulnerable spots
Though e-commerce sites have taken measures to guard against intrusion, a security company warns auditors that a break-in is often just a few keystrokes away.
May 7, 2002

Old Microsoft bug may cause data leaks
A security hole affecting old copies of some Microsoft Office applications may have left data leaks with the potential to reveal sensitive information and weaken Web sites' security.
May 7, 2002

previous coverage
Chernobyl virus rides Klez's coattails
Persistent pest Klez, which made its own strong comeback last month, is now helping revive the Chernobyl virus, according to a new report from antivirus company Symantec.
May 6, 2002

Hacker: Vulnerability lingers in AIM
AOL Time Warner failed to properly fix a security hole in its Instant Messenger, leaving its users vulnerable to a new way to exploit the same flaw, a security researcher says.
May 6, 2002