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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.

'Shady RAT' Stole Sensitive Data for Years, Expert Says

A single command and control server conducted attacks against corporations and government agencies over the last five years.

Persistent Threat Attacks Traced to Chinese Servers

A security researcher reported a flaw in advanced persistent threat attempts used to steal intellectual property in recent high-profile breaches.

Safari 5 Places Second to IE 8 in July Stats

The browser wars took a new turn as Apple's Safari 5 browser gained ground in a July survey.

IE 9 Upgrades Can Save Millions, Study Asserts

Upgrading from Internet Explorer 8 to IE 9 can represent a cost benefit to organizations, according to a June Microsoft-commissioned study.

Why Microsoft Won't Dump Bing

Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley says that just like Ballmer, Bing isn't going anywhere. Here's why.

Google Goes Direct With Malware Warnings

Google this week announced that it will return a malware notice with search results for users deemed to have infected systems.

Microsoft Announces $250,000 Reward for Info on Rustock Ring

Microsoft today announced a cash reward of $250,000 to anyone providing information that leads to the criminal conviction of the Rustock botnet perpetrators. according to a blog post.

Microsoft Hohm Shutdown Blamed on Windows Embedded

The death of Microsoft's free consumer home power-monitoring service, Hohm, mostly resulted from its organization under the Windows Embedded Business segment, according to one of the developers on the project.

Sorting Out Microsoft's Mixed-Up Enterprise Search Strategy

Bing, SharePoint, Search Server and FAST: Redmond's hodgepodge of search solutions lacks a cohesive strategy, observers say, leaving enterprises confused and competitors primed to take advantage.

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