Apple fixes flaw with iTunes update

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Apple on Tuesday released an update of its iTunes software to address a vulnerability that could cause earlier versions to crash and execute arbitrary code.

With previous versions, the flaw could allow an attacker to inject more data into a particular memory location than the program could accommodate, thereby allowing the attacker to take over a computer. The new software, iTunes 4.7.1, is available at Apple’s Web site.

The update is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows 2000.

Source: News.com

The End Of TechTV

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

G4, the only 24/7 television network dedicated to video games, screeches into 2005 with announcements of a new name, look and feel as well as two new series, “Formula D” and “Girls Gone Wired.” Charles Hirschhorn, Founder and CEO of the network, announced the channel’s official name as G4 - video game television - earlier today at the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour. The name change and new network look and feel will take effect on February 15, 2005.

This move comes as a blow to the hard core TechTV viewers as their favorite channel will focus more on games and less on technology.

Gmail Messages Are Vulnerable To Interception

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GMail messages are vulnerable to interception. An attacker has only to transmit malformed test messages to himself, and information left over in memory, from previous messages destined for other people, will appear with the test messages, in the attacker’s inbox. Sometimes, this information may include usernames and passwords… Do you use GMail? Are you communications private? Should they be? Well, here’s what we figured out about the issue, that may or may not help you - or perhaps GMail, if anyone can get ahold of their developers, to tell them about it.”

Source: Slashdot

FTC Claims Victory Against X-Rated Spam

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WASHINGTON - Claiming a victory against X-rated spam, the Federal Trade Commission late Tuesday won an order to shut down illegal Internet advertising for six companies accused of profiting from sexually explicit e-mail.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Philip M. Pro in Las Vegas granted the commission’s request for preliminary injunctions against the companies, their executives and an affiliate, which would last the length of the FTC’s civil suit against them. The FTC says the defendants violated federal laws regulating commercial electronic mail, commonly known as spam.

The FTC sought an injunction halting the network’s illegal e-mail ads. The judge agreed Jan. 5 to a temporary ban, which he extended Tuesday. Pornographic spam is especially nettlesome because it can be delivered to the electronic mailboxes of children.

Source: Yahoo

Winamp 5.08C Released, Fixes Critical Security Bug

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NullSoft, the maker of the popular media player, Winamp, released a new version of the well-liked player.

The new version Winamp 5.08C contains the following fixes:

  • Created new eMusic bundles
  • Critical Security bug fixed in in_mp4.dll and enc_mp4.dll and libmp4v2.dll
  • HTTP Seeking corrected for webservers that refuse to return Accept-Range
  • Critical Security buffer overflow fixed in in_cdda.dll

Download Winamp 5.08C

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