Viruses & Malware
It was a scene that would be familiar to officials of Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. A Microsoft executive watched as a government official told a gathering of reporters that there was a serious problem with a Microsoft product. But unlike the case with faulty Firestone tires, Microsoft's problem wasn't life-threatening, and it didn't lead to a massive product recall. Instead, it's costing businesses around the world more than $1 billion, by some estimates, and hundreds of man-hours to fix.
Get this... back on 04/05/2001 www.microsoft.com.sa got defaced by the Prime Suspectz. The site was running on a Windows The m0sad returned today and redefaced the web site. Now are you ready for what made this redefacement so interesting is that www.microsoft.com.sa was hosted on a FreeBSD OS.
The AllDas copy of the defacement can be seen by clicking here.
Advocacy groups urge FTC to force Microsoft to change Windows XP, possibly delaying launch. As they threatened, a handful of consumer advocacy and privacy organizations have asked the Federal Trade Commission to force changes in Microsoft Windows XP that could delay the product's release.
The groups are concerned that Microsoft's Passport authentication system has "the potential to track, profile and monitor users of the Internet ... [with] far-reaching and profound implications for privacy," according to the formal complaint, filed Thursday.
For at least four months, Microsoft has been sending out security bulletins which fail a popular e-mail authentication system. As a result, the company could be opening the door to counterfeit bulletins from malicious hackers.
The anti-virus protection offered by Microsoft's Hotmail service
hasn't been updated to protect users against the prolific SirCam
Register readers have written in to inform us that the McAfee virus
scanning engine used by Hotmail does not stop users either sending
or receiving the bug which has become a major nuisance for Internet
users this week.