Stories by Paul Roberts

New e-mail worm breaks infection records

A new computer virus that spreads using e-mail messages is breaking records for new infections set by the last major email worm, Sobig.F, according to leading antivirus software companies and e-mail security firms.
Infected e-mail messages carrying the Mydoom virus, also known as "Shimgapi" and "Novarg," have been intercepted from over 142 countries and now account for one in every 12 email messages, according to Mark Sunner, chief technology officer at e-mail security company MessageLabs Ltd.

Written by Paul Roberts27 Jan. 04 22:00

Microsoft issues warning about VOIP vulnerability

Microsoft has issued its first security patches of the new year, warning users about a critical vulnerability in a component of the Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server used to control IP (Internet protocol) telephony traffic.

Written by Paul Roberts14 Jan. 04 12:01

Microsoft builds spam filters into Exchange

Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates will use his keynote address on Sunday at the annual Comdex 2003 trade show in Las Vegas to announce plans to make the company's Exchange e-mail server better at stopping unsolicited commercial ("spam") e-mail, according to information obtained by IDG News Service.

Written by Paul Roberts17 Nov. 03 08:03

Oracle offers ID management for database, app server

BOSTON (10/16/2003) - Oracle Corp. announced new identity management features for its database and application server products Thursday, giving network administrators the ability to centrally manage user authentication and control access to disparate network resources. The features also work in grid computing environments, the company said.

Written by Paul Roberts16 Oct. 03 19:09

Worms sent via IM pose serious, growing threat

Virulent new worms that exploit vulnerable instant messaging (IM) clients and could infect hundreds of thousands of computers in seconds are a real threat for Internet users worldwide, according to security researchers from Symantec.

Written by Paul Roberts29 Sept. 03 08:14

Chicago show heralds new 'Internet of things'

BOSTON (09/15/2003) - [Note to editors: This story was previously posted under embargo. It is now being reposted as it is available for immediate use online.]

Written by Paul Roberts15 Sept. 03 12:33