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Group: Anti-hacking laws can hobble Net security
A working group of security researchers, digital-rights activists and government prosecutors discuss whether bug hunters can find vulnerabilities in Web sites without violating laws.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2007-06-15

Judge nixes teacher's conviction on porn pop-ups
A Connecticut judge grants a new trial for substitute teacher Julie Amero, saying that forensics information discovered after her conviction has direct bearing on her case.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2007-06-06

Zero-day sales not "fair" -- to researchers
A security analyst tries his hand at selling two vulnerabilities and finds that economics and time are against him.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2007-06-01

Insecure plug-ins pose danger to Firefox users
A security researcher warns that an insecure update mechanism for some of the open-source browser's third-party add-ons could allow an attacker the ability to install malicious code.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2007-05-30

Peer-to-peer networks co-opted for DOS attacks
Attackers compromise the hub servers of the DC++ peer-to-peer network, turning hundreds of thousands of clients into hard-to-stop distributed denial-of-service attacks.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2007-05-28

"Data storm" blamed for nuclear-plant shutdown
A Congressional committee calls for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to further investigate the cause of excessive network traffic that shut down an Alabama nuclear plant.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2007-05-18

Student detained after attacks on Estonian websites
Law enforcement authorities detain a 19-year-old student referred to only as "Dmitri," following a week of Web attacks spurred on by tensions between Russian and the former Soviet Union territory.
By: Dan Goodin, The Register 2007-05-07

Experts scramble to quash IPv6 flaw
Only a few weeks after researchers raised the design issue in the next-generation Internet protocol, two drafts to the Internet Engineering Task Force propose different fixes.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2007-05-09

E-Gold charged with money laundering
Federal prosecutors claim the company and its owners violated federal funds transfer laws, saying it knowingly served online scammers, identity thieves and child pornographers.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2007-04-30

A Mac gets whacked, a second survives
Researchers use a previously unknown flaw in Apple's Safari browser to compromise a MacBook Pro and win the PWN to Own contest, but does the hack actually prove anything?
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2007-04-21

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