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San Francisco's proposed Wi-Fi network facing angry mobs

The city-wide Wi-Fi network being pushed by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom faces two important hearings this week as a motley band of critics mount a series of challenges to the project, which would be jointly operated by Google and Earthlink. The concerns include the health effects of antennas, whether proposed terms would …
Dan Goodin, 23 Jul 2007
Warning: fire

Norton's firewall not fiery enough

Users of Norton Personal Firewall have been urged to update their software following the discovery of a serious vulnerability in the security package. A stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability involving ActiveX controls creates a means for hackers to inject hostile code onto vulnerable systems, Symantec warns. The security …
John Leyden, 21 May 2007
Yahoo

Yahoo! false! alert! drama!

Faulty signature updates on Wednesday resulted in Symantec's anti-virus packages falsely identifying that Yahoo! mail was contaminated by malware. The webmail service, currently in beta, was wrongly labelled as being contaminated by the Feebs worm as a result of the snafu. Symantec published a signature update later on …
John Leyden, 1 Mar 2007

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