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Holidays proving to be an insecure time online

Computer security teams are spending the holiday lying in wait for Internet attack programs to wreak havoc; meanwhile, Microsoft posts a patch to deal with a potential security glitch in the Mac version of Internet Explorer.

 

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The approaching holidays are not fun and games for computer security teams, who are lying in wait for Internet attack programs to wreak havoc. Meanwhile, Microsoft posts a patch to deal with a potential security glitch in the Mac version of the Internet Explorer browser.

 


As New Year nears, threat of Net attack program mounts
update A new and potentially more dangerous version of an Internet attack program has been posted just in time for the holidays, and another is on the way.

IE suffers security hole
Microsoft confirms that its Internet Explorer browser is vulnerable to a security hole that could expose users' files to prying eyes.

Microsoft posts fix to browser security glitch
The software giant posts a patch to avert a glitch that could affect online shoppers using the Macintosh version of Internet Explorer.

Computer security teams brace for attacks
update Concern is mounting over two malicious programs, called Tribe Flood Network and Trinoo, which enlist multiple systems to launch coordinated assaults on Web servers.