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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.

Microsoft Revokes All DigiNotar Digital Certificates, Reissues Security Advisory

Microsoft, Google and Mozilla have revoked all digital certificates from Dutch certificate authority firm DigiNotar as a security measure.

Google Chrome Frame Available as 'Stable' Release

Google on Tuesday released a "stable" plug-in for Internet Explorer that switches on Google Chrome technologies.

Microsoft's Hand Caught in 'Supercookie' Jar

Microsoft claimed today that it has disabled code used on its Web sites that allegedly could track users as part of a "supercookie" tracking scheme.

Report: IE 9 Best Defense Against Social Malware

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 browser once again topped the list of browsers providing the greatest protection against socially engineered threats, according to NSS Lab

Hefty Microsoft August Patch Delivers 13 Security Fixes

The August patch is a bulky one as Microsoft released 13 fixes today.

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