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Security holes for the holidays

There's no time off from Internet threats, as flaws in Firefox, IE and Mac OS X open the door to attack.

roundup There's no time off from Internet threats. A flaw common to Firefox and IE could leak passwords, while a security hole in Mac OS X is among the latest in a promised month of bugs.

Flaw could enable attackers to compromise usernames and passwords, security researcher warns, citing an exploit on MySpace.
November 22, 2006

Howard Schmidt, former security adviser to the White House, warns of upcoming threats to businesses and the Net itself.
November 22, 2006

Company's 129 lawsuits filed in Europe and the Middle East over the past eight months include 97 criminal procedures.
November 22, 2006

The unpatched security hole could be used by a remote attacker to compromise a vulnerable Mac, advisories say.
November 21, 2006

The volume of junk e-mail is spiking--just as consumers gear up for holiday shopping.
November 20, 2006

previous coverage

Microsoft's IE and Office, Apple's Mac OS X and people themselves are among the Internet's weak links, the security group says.
November 15, 2006