Stories by Gregg Keizer

PDFs put Windows XP at risk, says researcher

The British security researcher who has disclosed two critical flaws in popular media files in the past week said Thursday that a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe's pervasive PDF files could be exploited to snatch control of Windows XP systems.

Would-be hacker vandalizes Vietnam Memorial site

A Vietnam War memorial Web site run by veterans was defaced in recent days by a "hacker" who left messages attacking the US, Israel, Armenia and the Kurds, the Washington Post reported in Thursday's issue.

Hearing loss group complains to FCC about iPhone

A group representing people with a hearing loss filed complaints with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last month, accusing Apple of not making its iPhone compatible with hearing aids.

Hackers steal server logins from hosting vendor

Server hosting vendor Layered Technologies admitted this week that hackers broke into its support database and made off with as many as 6,000 client records, including login information that could give criminals access to clients' servers.

Yahoo Messenger hit with ninth zero-day exploit

Attack code that targets Yahoo Messenger has been published on the Internet, a security researcher warned Wednesday, marking the ninth exploit aimed at the popular instant messaging software so far this year.

Security researcher finds flaw in Windows Media Player

Hackers can wield malicious Windows Media Player files to exploit any unpatched Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerability on a PC -- even if the user relies on Firefox, Opera or some other Web browser, a UK security researcher said yesterday.

Apple sets UK iPhone debut for Nov. 9

Apple will partner with U.K. mobile carrier O2 when it rolls out the iPhone in Great Britain on Nov. 9, the company said on Tuesday. Contrary to speculation, however, the smart phone will not use the faster 3G data network common in Europe.

Hackers leak antipiracy vendor's e-mails to Net

Thousands of e-mails detailing the operations of MediaDefender, a company hired by movie studios and record labels to flood file-sharing networks with fake files of pirated films and albums, have leaked to the Internet.

Group releases free iPhone unlock hack

A hacker group released a free, open-source unlock for Apple's iPhone late Tuesday, just a day after a commercial company started selling something similar for as much as US$99 through a network of online resellers.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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