24th March 2001 Archive
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New worm swipes passwords, installs rootkit
A worm called Lion has been developed to enable any fool to exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in BIND 8 transaction signature (TSIG) handling code which we reported back in January. Lion is spread via an application called randb which scans random class B networks probing TCP port 53. Once it hits, it checks to see if the …
Security 24 Mar 2001, 07:05
Micron Electronics today announced plans to dump its name and PC business to transform itself into a Web hosting business. Micron has bought Atlanta-based Web hosting company Interland in a stock deal worth $130 million, and aims to merge the outfit with its own Web hosting subsidiary, HostPro, and take the Interland name. The …
Business 24 Mar 2001, 07:10
PRs from Hell muzzle press till then too, apparently...
Beta 2 of Windows XP was declared yesterday (Friday 23rd), according to Redmond sources, but the switch doesn't get thrown until 12 noon tomorrow, PST. And that's the switch on the press too, apparently - all the usual suspects are embargoed till noon, so expect a spike of suspiciously well prepared looking stories at that time …
Software 24 Mar 2001, 17:57