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Inside Windows 8: What You Need To Know

Redmond doubles down on its emerging client OS, which promises to support legacy and "Metro style" applications on two different hardware platforms.

'Nitro' Botnet Targeted More Than 48 Companies

Close to 50 industrial companies were attacked in recent months by a readily available Trojan designed for information gathering.

Microsoft Settles with Alleged Malware Culprit

Lawyers for Microsoft have come to an out-of-court settlement with Czech Republic-based Dotfree Group and its owner over involvement in the Kelihos botnet ring.

Google Downplays 'Sandbox' Vulnerability Flaw

A newly discovered hole in Google Chrome's built-in sandbox protection could lead to a remote code execution, according to Acros Security.

Google Rumored To Be Planning Yahoo Purchase

Google reportedly is seeking to purchase Yahoo via private equity-firm funding.

Microsoft Allegedly Drawing Up Yahoo Purchase Plans

Yahoo may be under acquisition consideration again by Microsoft, despite a recent joke by CEO Steve Ballmer.

Trojan Relative of Stuxnet Hits Web

A Trojan apparently being used to gather information for a future Stuxnet-style attack, was found in European industrial systems, according to Symantec.

'Critical' Fixes for Internet Explorer, Silverlight in Microsoft's October Security Bulletin

Microsoft today released its October Security Bulletin, which includes eight bulletins that address 23 vulnerabilities -- with two bulletins labeled "critical" and six "important."

Microsoft Gets Europe Regulatory Approval for Skype Buy

The European Commission approved Microsoft's acquisition of Skype this week, paving the way for Microsoft to integrate Skype's voice-over-IP technologies and services.

Internet Explorer Loses Overall Worldwide Market Share, Gains on Windows 7

Continuing a 2011 trend of decreasing market share, Microsoft's Internet Explorer, while still leading the pack, fell to 54.39 percent of all desktop Internet users.

NIST Issues Wireless LAN Security Recommendations

Wireless LANs lag on security compared with wired networks, the National Institute of Standards and Technology advises, in a new Guide.

Best Practices for Migrating to IE 9 & Keeping Your Legacy Apps Alive

Migrating from Internet Explorer 6 to a modern browser can be faster, cheaper and easier than you think -- if you know the right tricks.

Microsoft Releases New Security Advisory for SSL/TLS Flaw

Microsoft released Security Advisory 2588513 yesterday, which advises users of the threat of attack caused by a flaw in the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 3.0 and Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0.

New Net Neutrality Rules Published, Goes Live November 20

Final rules have been adopted and published for the Federal Communications Commission Net Neutrality policy, which goes into effect Nov. 20.

Microsoft Hands Rustock Case to FBI

Six months after Microsoft, in conjunction with local and federal law enforcement, began targeting the Rustock spybot network, it is now handing its case and evidence to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Researchers Claim Discovery of SSL Encryption Vulnerability

Attacks based on an implementation flaw of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) cryptographic protocol will be demonstrated on Friday by two security researchers.

Microsoft Releases Fix for Flawed DDL Update

Microsoft re-released Security Advisory (2607712) yesterday to replace a previous flawed update that failed to include all blocked Web certificates from a Dutch certificate authority firm.

Report: U.S. Wireless Internet Usage To Surpass Wired Usage by 2015

Worldwide access to the Internet will hit 40 percent by 2015, with the manner in which it is accessed shifting drastically, particularly in the United States.

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz Fired by Board

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz was removed from her position by the company's board of directors, according to a Tuesday announcement by the company.

Sony Hires Former Microsoft Exec as Security Chief

Sony appointed a former Microsoft executive, Philip Reitinger, to a new position overseeing infrastructure security efforts.

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