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EPA Web site 'riddled with security weaknesses'

Author: JT Smith A CNET story: "Despite efforts to shore up computer security, the Environmental Protection Agency is still an open target for hackers, according to congressional investigators. "A report released today by the General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, found that...
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'Pirate' instant messenger piggybacks on AOL's AIM

Author: JT Smith A program called Aimster allows AIM users to search for files on AOL, the Microsoft Network, and Gnutella, Salon.com reports. Category: Linux
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Home-Made Airplane Lands on Truck

Author: JT Smith A home-made propeller plane made an emergency landing on a truck in Oregon, Friday. Category: Management
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Site appeals to cell-phone haters

Author: JT Smith Do you sometimes want to smash the cell phone of the guy who just cut you off on the freeway? From phonebashing.com: "It was not by chance that we came to be doing what we are now doing. We have been looking for a fiendish project to get our teeth in to for the past six months. A...
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English Linux group disputes Sophos virus threat

Author: JT Smith From The Register: "Anti-virus software developer Sophos has been accused of spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt over the safety of Linux systems by UK pro-open source organisation NetProject." Category: Linux
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Stallman Begs to Differ with Troll Tech's Allison

Author: JT Smith Richard Stallman rebuts Warwick Allison in a BeOpen.com letter to the editor. Category: Linux
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Napster gone corporate?

Author: JT Smith From Wideopen.com: Intel will attempt to prove it can get down with the baddest Net players when it announces a plan to ignite development of more peer-to-peer networking for businesses and consumers. Category: Open Source
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Netscape has serious security hole

Author: JT Smith From Linuxtoday.com: A serious vulnerability has been found in a version of Netscape Navigator and Netscape Communicator Java interpreter that allows Web-based programs to access virtually any file. Category: Linux
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Freenet's Ian Clarke heads to California

Author: JT Smith The Standard writes: "The man who calls copyright law 'unenforceable' is bringing a powerful file-sharing application across the pond." Category: Linux
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Caldera ships developer preview of Linux

Author: JT Smith From Linuxpr.com: This developer's preview enables early software development with a beta version of the new Linux 2.4 kernel, Sun Microsystems' Java, HotSpot technology and glibc 2.1.91. Category: Open Source
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