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posted in October 2005

Rootkit-Armed Worm Attacking AIM

10/28/2005
Rootkits are among the most dangerous types of malware because they hide illegitimate processes and files and can trick logging functions into not recording malicious activity.

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Microsoft Hunts For Zombie Spammers

10/27/2005
Microsoft is investigating 13 spam operations as part of a call to action against zombies, which are compromised computers used without their owners' permission to send spam, launch denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, and spread worms and viruses.

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Congress Wants U.S. To Retain Grip On Internet

10/24/2005
A trio of lawmakers in the House of Representatives has joined a Senate colleague in calling for the United States to retain oversight control of the Internet, as a coming showdown looms with countries wanting more say in how the Web is run.

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MySQL 5.0 Ready To Download

10/24/2005
The free download contains new stored procedures, views that will protect sensitive information from unauthorized users, and an information schema to give companies access to database metadata.

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Opera Releases Browser Preview

10/21/2005
The new version for Windows, Mac and Linux users includes improved e-mail and stability, support for additional Web standards, and changes to the user interface designed to make it easier to switch from Internet Explorer or Firefox.

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Apple Updates Desktops, Laptops

10/20/2005
Apple Computer refreshed its top-end desktop and laptop lines, adding dual-core PowerPC processors to all Power Mac G5 desktops, and DVD burners and higher-resolution displays to PowerBooks.

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New Sober Slams Users, Quickly Slumps

10/6/2005
A new version of the two-year-old Sober worm is storming the Internet, causing anti-virus vendors to issue loud alerts. Luckily, the new variant does not replicate well and by now the worst is over, security experts say.

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Symantec Buys BindView

10/3/2005
A week after buying Whole Security, Symantec breaks out wallet again to buy supplier of agentless security policy compliance management.

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