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Security

Glitches hit Dell gear, Microsoft software

Dell says millions of notebook power adapters could put users at risk. Also: Office flaw could allow attacks.

PC maker Dell says millions of notebook power adapters could put users at risk. Also: Office flaw could allow attacks.

Millions of Dell power adapters recalled

The Taiwan-made AC adapters sold with Dell notebooks can overheat, posing the risk of fire and electrical shock.
October 8, 2004

FTC takes aim at alleged spyware distributor

Defendants allegedly exploited vulnerability in Internet Explorer to reconfigure computers and surreptitiously install software code.
October 8, 2004

Flaw found in older Office versions

Microsoft blasts bug's discoverer for not bringing it to company's attention before going public.
October 7, 2004

previous coverage

Viral movies possible with RealPlayer flaw

A software slip-up in the music player means that Windows, Mac and Linux computers may be compromised by a movie.
October 1, 2004