An academic study found that various tools designed to provide users with online privacy protections, including Microsoft's, were too difficult to use.
- By Kathleen Hickey
Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo are collaborating on Web-based display ads by cross-selling their inventories.
Adobe this week announced a financial restructuring, a 750-worker jobs cut and the phase out its browser-based Flash Player for mobile devices.
Redmond doubles down on its emerging client OS, which promises to support legacy and "Metro style" applications on two different hardware platforms.
- By Kurt Mackie, Jeffrey Schwartz, Keith Ward, Doug Barney
Close to 50 industrial companies were attacked in recent months by a readily available Trojan designed for information gathering.
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.
A newly discovered hole in Google Chrome's built-in sandbox protection could lead to a remote code execution, according to Acros Security.
Google reportedly is seeking to purchase Yahoo via private equity-firm funding.
Yahoo may be under acquisition consideration again by Microsoft, despite a recent joke by CEO Steve Ballmer.
A Trojan apparently being used to gather information for a future Stuxnet-style attack, was found in European industrial systems, according to Symantec.
- By Kevin McCaney
Microsoft today released its October Security Bulletin, which includes eight bulletins that address 23 vulnerabilities -- with two bulletins labeled "critical" and six "important."
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.
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.
Wireless LANs lag on security compared with wired networks, the National Institute of Standards and Technology advises, in a new Guide.
- By William Jackson
Migrating from Internet Explorer 6 to a modern browser can be faster, cheaper and easier than you think -- if you know the right tricks.
- By Chris Jackson
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.
Final rules have been adopted and published for the Federal Communications Commission Net Neutrality policy, which goes into effect Nov. 20.
- By William Jackson
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.
Attacks based on an implementation flaw of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) cryptographic protocol will be demonstrated on Friday by two security researchers.
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.