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MSNBC: Old Windows Code Is Security Threat 06-Jun-02 17:28:51 ET
Story Highlights:“Microsoft will more quickly retire old code in its Windows operating system and other software as a result of the companys four-month-old ‘trustworthy computing’ initiative…”
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“The revelation follows last weeks warning that a serious vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer occurred in the software supporting a decade-old protocol that has rarely been used since the World Wide Web became popular…”
Total Telecom: New Product Secures Instant Messaging, Peer-to-Peer 10-Jun-02 02:06:14 ET
Story Highlights:“A San Diego company announced a product on Monday designed to make instant messaging and peer-to-peer file sharing applications safer to use by blocking viruses and preventing data from leaking out and back doors from being installed…”
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“Privately held Akonix Systems Inc. developed Akonix L7 specifically to address the security concerns that are arising from the widespread use of programs like AOL Time Warner Inc.’s Instant Messenger (AIM) and the Kazaa peer-to-peer programs…”
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