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India Passes U.S. as Top Spamming Country

Close to one in 10 spam e-mail originated from India, according to a report by security firm Sophos.

Facebook Paying Microsoft $550 Million for AOL Patents

Facebook has agreed to pay $550 million in cash to purchase most of the patents that Microsoft recently acquired from AOL.

ISPs Hunting Illegal Copyright Distribution

They'll be taking the law into their own hands.

Google Busted for Safari Privacy Workaround

A hefty fine could be coming Google's way.

Google Faces FTC Fines for Safari Privacy Bypass

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is currently investigating Google for breaching user privacy in Apple's Safari browser, and will decide whether or not to fine the tech company.

Internet Service Providers To Become Piracy Police?

With little news on how exactly ISPs will monitor illegal online activity, giving them this much power seems like a bad idea.

China Claims the Top Hackers

This is definitely not an honor I would want.

Microsoft's April Security Update Includes 4 'Critical' Fixes

April's security update arrived today, packing six bulletins for 11 flaws.

Microsoft To Buy 800-Plus Patents From AOL

Microsoft has agreed to buy more than 800 patents held by AOL Inc. for more than $1 billion in cash.

Java Flaw Patched for Mac OS X, Blocked in Firefox

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.

Most Are Running Vulnerable Versions of Java

Just like your OS, Java should be updated as soon as patches are released.

Java Flaw Being Exploited Thanks to Hacker Toolkit

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.

LulzSec Reborn Takes Credit for Leaks of Military Personal Info

A group calling itself "LulzSec Reborn" released the usernames and passwords of 170,937 subscribers to a military online dating service on Sunday.

Will Security Be Sacraficed in Windows 8's Internet Explorer 10?

Plus, the return of LulzSec.

IE 10 Security Feature Offers Bumpy Ride for 'Desktop' Users

Internet Explorer 10 contains a new security feature called "enhanced protected mode" that Windows 8 beta testers may soon encounter.

Microsoft and Feds Shut down Zeus Botnet Group

Microsoft recently disrupted a major ring whose use of malware has cost victims $477 million since 2005.

Did a MS Partner Publically Leak a Windows Flaw?

Plus: App makers go in front of the judge, Web app security guidelines.

Chief Scientist at Yahoo Joins Microsoft

Raghu Ramakrishnan, who formerly served as Yahoo's chief scientist, has joined Microsoft.

Mozilla and Google Browsers Going "Metro" With Windows 8

Mozilla and Google say they are building browsers that will work with Windows 8, and Opera Software is looking into the possibility too.

IE 10's Metro Experience Draws Skeptics

Microsoft on Tuesday described features and concepts behind its Internet Explorer 10 browsers for Windows 8.

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