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Anonymous Retaliates With Gov., Media Web Site Shutdowns After Megaupload Arrests

In what the "hacktivism" group Anonymous is calling the largest operation in the group's history, it is targeting government and multimedia sites in response to today's arrests and shut down of the file-sharing site Megauploads.

Former Yahoo CEO and Co-Founder Steps Down

Jerry Yang is cutting all ties with the company he helped put on the map almost 20 years ago.

Wikipedia, Reddit Going Dark in Protest of SOPA, PIPA

Many Web sites will shut down Wednesday in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), currently under consideration by the U.S. Congress.

Saving Videos With Internet Explorer

Having trouble saving Internet videos to your computer? Brien walks you through a lesser-know Internet Explorer exploit that should get the job done.

Terabit Transmission Shatters Internet Speed Record

NEC Corp. broke an ultra-long haul Internet speed record when it successfully transmitted data at 1.15 terabits/sec over 6,213 miles.

Microsoft Overtakes Yahoo in Search Market Share

For the first time in Microsoft's search business history, the company has claimed a higher U.S. market share than Yahoo, according to a market analysis by comScore.

Internet Expands with Top Level Domain Names

Applications for new generic Top Level Domain names will be accepted starting Jan. 13 by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Zeus Trojan Variant Targeting Banks

The FBI is sounding out about a new variant of the Zeus Trojan that could allow hackers to access bank accounts by malicious e-mail.

Cocomo Startup Backed by Former Microsoft Exec Ray Ozzie

Ray Ozzie, who served five years at Microsoft as chief software architect before retiring in 2010, has let it be known that he is working on a new startup company.

More Than 1 Million URLs Infected with Latest SQL Injection Attack

The "Lilupophilupop" SQL injection campaign has infected 1,070,000 URLs as of last weekend, according to the SANS Internet Storm Center.

Microsoft To Automatically Push Internet Explorer Updates

Microsoft announced today that it will automatically update users' Internet Explorer to the latest version their OS can support.

Microsoft Delivers Hefty December Security Patch

December's security update arrived today with 13 items to fix in Microsoft products, ranging from Windows to Office, and Internet Explorer too.

Silverlight 5 Now Available for Download

Microsoft has come through with Silverlight 5, which was released as a final product today.

A Hefty 14 Fixes Announced for December's Patch Tuesday Update

Microsoft is preparing lumps of coal for IT pros in the form of 14 bulletin items for next week's release of December's Security bulletin.

The Great Cloud Bottleneck: How Capacity Issues Can Kill Your Cloud Project

Cloud computing vendors promise the world, but if your network isn't up to the task, the resulting speed, bandwidth and latency issues may doom your project from the start.

Congress Preps Internet Security Info-Sharing Bill

A newly introduced bill that aims to encourage the sharing of Internet security threat intelligence information between government and industry has gone to the House Intelligence Committee for markup.

IE 10 Platform Preview 4 Released

Microsoft today released the fourth version of its Internet Explorer 10 platform preview Web browser prototype.

Microsoft: Java Is Responsible for Up to Half of All Exploits

The most common software exploit type in the first half of 2011 was associated with vulnerabilities in Oracle's Java Runtime Environment (JRE), according to a Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, released last month.

150 Web Sites Selling Counterfeit Items Shut Down in FBI Cyber Monday Sting

Federal authorities seized control of 150 Web sites known to sell knockoff products today.

Universal Opt Out Option for Web Tracking Drafted

The World Wide Web Consortium has released a draft standard for establishing do-not-track preferences of Web users.

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