Microsoft has agreed to buy more than 800 patents held by AOL Inc. for more than $1 billion in cash.
Apple released an update for Mac OS X users yesterday that addresses a recent Java flaw that has been exploited in the wild by attackers thanks to its inclusion in the BlackHole hacker toolkit.
Just like your OS, Java should be updated as soon as patches are released.
The BlackHole kit, a popular exploit set among hackers, has been updated to take advantage of a recently discovered Java hole that security researchers say many haven't updated yet.
A group calling itself "LulzSec Reborn" released the usernames and passwords of 170,937 subscribers to a military online dating service on Sunday.
Plus, the return of LulzSec.
Internet Explorer 10 contains a new security feature called "enhanced protected mode" that Windows 8 beta testers may soon encounter.
Microsoft recently disrupted a major ring whose use of malware has cost victims $477 million since 2005.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Plus: App makers go in front of the judge, Web app security guidelines.
Raghu Ramakrishnan, who formerly served as Yahoo's chief scientist, has joined Microsoft.
Mozilla and Google say they are building browsers that will work with Windows 8, and Opera Software is looking into the possibility too.
Microsoft on Tuesday described features and concepts behind its Internet Explorer 10 browsers for Windows 8.
Plus: Better user password starts with password policy, Google's Chrome browser hacked at the Pwn2Own contest.
This month's Microsoft security update, released today, features six bulletins, with one labeled as "critical," four "important" and one "moderate."
Government regulation could hamper efforts to get ahead of innovative bad guys, argued a panel of network executive in a Congressional hearing this week.
- By William Jackson
Google's Chrome Web browser fell to multiple exploits on Wednesday at CanSecWest security conference's Pwn2Own contest.
Plus, LulzSec crumbles from the inside, readers respond to proposed changes to Windows 8 password procedure.
Adobe released a patch late Tuesday that targets two vulnerabilities in its Flash Player.
Based on information given from the hacker group LulzSec's leader, the FBI has arrested three members of the hacker group LulzSec and charged two others.
- By Kevin McCaney
Popular search engines continue to direct users to Web sites that serve up malware, researchers say, largely because of techniques that can fool search rankings.
- By William Jackson