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Digital signatures showdown looms

Digital signatures showdown looms

The House of Representatives on Tuesday neared approval of controversial legislation allowing electronic approvals, or "digital signatures," to substitute for written signatures on contracts. Story to follow.

November 9, 1999 by in Security

Gnutella targeted by worm

Gnutella targeted by worm

An unknown programmer has created a worm aimed at infecting Gnutella users. The malicious, but benign, worm uses Visual Basic Script to store itself on an infected computer in 23 different file names including Pamela Anderson movie listing.

June 1, 2000 by in Security

Sri Lankan hackers release political virus

Sri Lankan hackers release political virus

Hackers fighting on behalf of the Sri-Lankan Muslim population have released an Internet worm that spreads by e-mailing itself to everyone in an infected PC's Outlook address book. The worm--dubbed Mawanella--was created by a hacker using the virus writing kit, VBS Worm Generator, better known for having spawned the Kournikova virus epidemic, at the beginning of this year.

May 16, 2001 by in Security

States tangle with 'cyber-terrorist'

States tangle with 'cyber-terrorist'

Two states tangle with alleged "cyber-terrorist"on Monday chargeda 19-year-old Missouri man with guiding young teen-agers tochild pornography sites on the Internet and terrorizing aschool community. Christian Hunold of Smithville, Missouri faces four childpornography charges along with charges of disorderly conduct,disrupting a school, and threatening to commit assault.

October 25, 1999 by in Security

New worm keeps changing its name

New worm keeps changing its name

A nasty new virus that is smart enough to evade anti-virus software by continuously changing its name is on the loose. Anti-virus firm Trend Micro said the bug — called "NEWLOVE," but unrelated to the recent ILOVEYOU virus — has hit one U.

May 18, 2000 by in Security

First British companies report NewLove virus

First British companies report NewLove virus

Two UK companies have been hit by a new, much nastier version of the Love Bug dubbed NewLove, according to anti-virus firm Symantec. The outbreak also appears to have been largely confined to the United States, according to Network Associates Product Manager Rob Eatwell.

May 18, 2000 by in Security