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posted in August 2005

New Orleans Paper Shifts To Web Only

For the second day, the Times-Picayune, New Orleans' daily paper, published a Web-only edition, as like other businesses and the city's residents, it has had to abandon the city and deal with dislocation.

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Web Reacts To Hurricane Katrina

As Hurricane Katrina lashed New Orleans and the central Gulf coast with winds that blew off parts of the giant Superdome's roof, charities geared up for relief efforts by posting appeals on their Web sites.

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Analyzing IE At 10: Integration With OS Smart Or Not?

This week marks not only the tenth anniversary of the release of Windows 95, but also the same landmark for Microsoft's browser, Internet Explorer, software that's been, by turns, an underdog, the root of the government's antitrust trial, and the cause of more security problems than any other single component of the operating system.

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Bot Battle Brewing

Think the Zotob bot worm sparked a mess? Just wait. Several security firms are warning computer users that a Bagle vs. Netsky-style battle between bots is underway.

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Bots Infest 175 Companies In Year's Biggest Attack

While not infecting the Internet at large, the ongoing attack of multiple bot worm families stepped up Wednesday. Security experts estimated that so far more than 175 corporations have been hit with malicious code exploiting Windows 2000's Plug and Play vulnerability.

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Zotob Proves Patching "Window" Non-Existent

The speed with which the latest effort to exploit a week-old vulnerability in Windows was launched has security experts alarmed. They are urging users to move as quickly as possible to defend against hackers, once patches are announced.

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Hackers Said To Be Close To Windows 2000 Worm

Exploit code for one of the most dangerous of the several recently disclosed "critical vulnerabilities" in Windows is already available on the Internet. Security firms warned Windows users to patch ASAP and also revealed evidence that hackers are trying to develop code that would successfully attack less-vulnerable Windows XP SP1 machines.

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Silent, Deadly Forms Of Phishing On The Rise

While the social-engineered scams typical of phishing are not going away, they are being replaced by more dangerous, and less directly deceptive technologies like keyloggers and site redirectors. These more sophisticated types of scams are growing at a faster rate.

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Hackers Working On Cisco Exploit

Security experts and hackers at the DefCon conference, a follow-on to the Black Hat conference, are said to be working on an exploit based on potential exploits of existing vulnerabilities in Cisco's IOS (Internetwork Operating System).

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