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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.

Online Privacy Tools Found Difficult To Use

An academic study found that various tools designed to provide users with online privacy protections, including Microsoft's, were too difficult to use.

Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo Ink Display Ad Deal

Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo are collaborating on Web-based display ads by cross-selling their inventories.

Adobe Restructures, Cuts Jobs, Kills Mobile Flash

Adobe this week announced a financial restructuring, a 750-worker jobs cut and the phase out its browser-based Flash Player for mobile devices.

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.

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