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Picture imperfect for computing security

But Microsoft finally ships key Windows update to PC makers. Also: Coding flaw affecting image format could let intruders in.

Microsoft finally ships security-minded Windows update to PC makers. Also: Coding flaw affecting image format could let intruders into Windows PCs and some Macs.

After delays, Windows security update ready to go

Microsoft hands Windows XP Service Pack 2 to PC makers. Software will also be available to customers via auto update.
August 6, 2004

The case of the mistaken worm

When is MyDoom not MyDoom? When security experts realize it's actually a variant of another virus altogether.
August 6, 2004

Image flaw pierces PC security

update Six vulnerabilities in a common code that handles an open-source image format could open the doors to intruders.
August 5, 2004

Malicious program aims for Pocket PCs

The first-ever Trojan horse program to target Microsoft-powered handhelds rolls into town. But experts say it has an Achilles' heel.
August 5, 2004