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Newswire : Boink goes Windows

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As Microsoft boss Bill Gates was testifying before the US Senate about his company’s business practices last week, an unidentified hacker was attacking hundreds of Web servers that use Microsoft software. The attacks affected computers running the Windows NT and Windows 95 operating systems, leaving them waiting for data that never arrived. Microsoft issued a security notice saying that the attacks were of a type known as “Boink”. This type of attack was first seen in January, after which Microsoft issued software to close the loophole. Only computers that had not been updated crashed,