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Microsoft Fixes 'Critical' RPCSS Flaw

September 10, 2003 |
The latest patch supersedes the one issued to fix the security hole that led to the MSBlaster worm attacks.
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The ABC's of the Sobig Virus

September 10, 2003 |
Be prepared to deal with a new, more sophisticated Sobig variant, security experts warn.
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Researcher: IE Cumulative Patch Inadequate

September 08, 2003 |
Secunia is warning that a variant of the 'Object Data' vulnerability is being actively exploited.
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IRS Inoculates Against Blaster Using Electronic Distribution

August 29, 2003 |
The Internal Revenue Service successfully protected thousands of servers and desktop PCs from the Blaster worm that exploited a Microsoft Windows vulnerability discovered in July by using software distribution software from Tivoli Systems.
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'Blaster' Teen Suspect Arrested

August 29, 2003 |
UPDATE: The FBI has arrested Minnesota teenager Jeffrey Lee Parson on suspicion he created a destructive variant of the 'Blaster' worm.
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New Phase of Sobig.F Set for Fridays

August 22, 2003 |
Security experts are warning of a new phase of attack from the Sobig.f worm that continues to bedevil computer networks around the globe.
  • Sobig 'Carpet Bombs' the Internet
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    Microsoft Issues Cumulative Patch for IE

    August 21, 2003 |
    The software giant publishes a cumulative patch that combines all previous Internet Explorer patches and also addresses several newly discovered flaws. Microsoft also issues patches for Microsoft Data Access Components and Microsoft DirectX.
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    Microsoft Takes Security Steps with Messenger

    August 20, 2003 |

    After a series of embarrassing Windows vulnerabilities, Redmond moves to safeguard its consumer instant messaging clients -- spotlighting one of the chief risks associated with free, public IM.

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    Blaster 'Fixer' Worm Sprouts New Versions

    August 18, 2003 |
    The Blaster virus may be under control but copycat variants are beginning to squirm.
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    Warning Goes Out about Blaster Email Hoax

    August 18, 2003 |
    Security analysts are warning IT managers and users about an email hoax that is playing off people's concerns about the Blaster worm.
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    Microsoft Tries to Keep Patch Available Despite Coming Attack

    August 15, 2003 |
    Techies at Microsoft Corp. have been working double time this week trying to make sure that customers can still get to needed software patches despite the coming of the Blaster worm's Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack.
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    AntiOnline Security Spotlight: Blaster Worm

    August 14, 2003 |
    Despite some headline-grabbing security bulletins, systems are falling victim to this worm. Read up on what AO community members have to say about it, including some interesting tidbits from those that have 'dissected' it.
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    First Clones of MSBlaster Worm Detected

    August 13, 2003 |
    The widespread Windows worm has been cloned into two very similar variants with minor alterations made to apparently try to escape detection.
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    Spam and Viruses: Unholy Matrimony, Part 2

    August 13, 2003 |
    Make no mistake about it -- spam and viruses are deliberate, malicious assaults on our systems that often work together to penetrate and compromise our networks. In the second article of a two-part series, Carla Schroder takes a look at client-side defenses for defeating the two-headed monster.
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    Warning: MSBlaster May be Just the Beginning

    August 13, 2003 |
    Security analysts are warning IT managers that the MSBlaster worm may just be the beginning of malicious code that will take advantage of what some are calling the most widespread Windows flaw in history.
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    Feared Windows Worm Starts Attack

    August 12, 2003 |
    Exploiting what may be the most widespread Windows vulnerability ever, a new worm is on the loose, setting up a distributed denial-of-service attack against Microsoft Corp. and fulfilling security experts' ominous predictions.
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    The Pros and Cons of Automatic Updates

    August 11, 2003 |

    Ask any administrator and they'll tell you that maintaining a secure network is a continual juggling act. If you're considering letting your Windows server automatically download and install security updates, there are a few things you should know in order to avoid accidentally dropping any balls.

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    Spam and Viruses: Unholy Matrimony, Part 1

    August 04, 2003 |
    Make no mistake about it -- spam and viruses are deliberate, malicious assaults on our systems that often work together to penetrate and compromise our networks. Carla Schroder's new series takes a look at server-level and client-side defenses for defeating the two-headed monster.
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    Mimail Worm Hits Companies Already on High Alert

    August 04, 2003 |
    As U.S. workers opened their email Monday morning, they unleashed a new mass-mailing worm. Mimail, which temporarily shut down several government agencies last Friday, has raised concerns in an industry already on high alert for a coming large-scale hacker attack.
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    Security Experts On Alert for Large-Scale Hacker Assault

    July 31, 2003 |
    The security industry is on alert that an upswing in hacker activity could be signaling the coming of a broad-scale attack that could potentially affect millions of networks.
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