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Gservo
9th October 2002, 06:30 PM
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* NEWS: TWO NEW WORMS, BUGBEAR AND OPASOFT, SPREADING ACROSS INTERNET
Two recently discovered worms are spreading across the Internet. One of the worms, Bugbear, is more dangerous than the other, Opasoft (aka Opaserv). Users should learn about Bugbear quickly to defend against it.
http://www.secadministrator.com/articles/index.cfm?articleid=26863

* NEWS: BALLMER TALKS SOFTWARE AND BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
In a sometimes-strange open letter posted to the Microsoft Web site, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discusses how his company needs to do more to better serve its customers. The strange part comes early in the letter, with Ballmer discussing his only non-Microsoft job--marketing brownie mix and blueberry muffin mix.
http://www.secadministrator.com/articles/index.cfm?articleid=26868

* NEWS: WINDOWS & .NET MAGAZINE NAMES MEC 2002 BEST OF SHOW FINALISTS
Windows & .NET Magazine announced finalists for the Best of Show Awards for MEC 2002. Finalists were selected in five categories: management, mobility, networking/infrastructure, security, and collaboration and productivity. Windows & .NET Magazine editors will announce the Best of Show winners in Booth #526 at 12:00 p.m. on October 10 during MEC 2002 in Anaheim, California.
http://www.secadministrator.com/articles/index.cfm?articleid=26859

* NEWS: 64-BIT RC5 ALGORITHM FINALLY CRACKED
RSA Security announced that its RC5-64 Challenge was finally finished when someone discovered the correct encryption key on July 14. However, because of a glitch in the software running the competition, the winning key wasn't noted until August 12. Also, link to challenge winner Distributed.net's 72-bit RC5 key contest.
http://www.secadministrator.com/articles/index.cfm?articleid=26857