Stories by Jaikumar Vijayan

  • Microsoft investigating alleged flaw in IE browser

    Microsoft said it's investigating an alleged flaw in recent versions of its Internet Explorer (IE) browser software that could allow attackers to spoof legitimate Web sites, steal content from browser cookies and gain access to certain types of files on a victim's system.

  • CERT: Unix flaw could allow malicious hacking

    A vulnerability in a component of a graphical user interface that ships with several commercial Unix systems could let a malicious attacker take administrative control of an affected host system, according to an advisory Tuesday from the CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

  • MS withdraws faulty server patch

    A patch released by Microsoft to protect Windows 2000 and Windows NT servers against a denial-of-service vulnerability has been withdrawn after users who installed it complained that it caused their systems to malfunction.

  • Users: Nimda a tough worm to fight

    Cleaning out systems infected by the Nimda worm could prove to be a much harder and more time-consuming task for users than getting rid of other pieces of malicious software.

  • Worm hard to fight, but patches are available

    The multiple ways in which the Nimda worm is able to propagate makes it that much harder to defend against than other recent worms and viruses, security analysts said. But corporations that apply the latest Microsoft patches and use updated virus-protection software from antivirus vendors appear to be reasonably well protected against it.

  • Wyly rachets down fight for CA

    Texas billionaire Sam Wyly has taken a step back from the proxy fight for control of Computer Associates and reduced the number of board nominees his company Ranger Governance will field, from 10 to four.

  • Outlook e-mail vulnerability found

    A vulnerability in an ActiveX control shipped with Microsoft's Outlook 98, Outlook 2000 or Outlook 2002 e-mail software could let an attacker run malicious code on a victim's computer via either a Web page or HTML e-mail.

  • Security vendors hit by IT spending slowdown

    Security software vendors that until recently seemed immune to the broad slowdown in IT spending are now feeling the pinch, with several companies issuing warnings about deteriorating business conditions this week.

  • HP increases automation in latest OpenView software

    Hewlett-Packard last week announced new functionality for its OpenView Integrated Services Management (ISM) software, claiming it will help automate more critical operations for service providers and companies doing business over the Internet.

  • CA says it will focus on six core technology products

    Computer Associates International plans to focus on six core technology and product areas going forward, CEO Sanjay Kumar said yesterday (Monday) in the US in an address to industry and financial analysts in New York. Those areas include security, storage, enterprise management, application development tools, and visualisation and knowledge management technologies.

  • IBM adds new iSeries servers, OS upgrade

    IBM yesterday announced the release of a new version of its OS/400 operating system - the V5R1 - that it claims will significantly enhance the manageability and scalability of its long-standing iSeries line of systems, formerly known as the AS/400.