Stories by Joris Evers

Microsoft investigates Windows Server flaw

Microsoft is investigating a security flaw in Windows server software that could allow an attacker to gain complete control over systems running the software, the company said.

New Sober variant spreading

A new version of the Sober e-mail worm started spreading in Europe on Friday, according to antivirus vendors, which have given the worm a midlevel threat rating.

Microsoft investigating reports of new IE hole

Microsoft is investigating reports of a serious security flaw in Internet Explorer (IE), but has not yet seen malicious code that exploits the reported flaw, the company said Thursday.

Oracle CEO Ellison looking to buy sports team

Larry Ellison is passionate about more than America's Cup sailing. The billionaire Oracle chief executive is in the market for a U.S. basketball or football team, he said Friday.

PeopleSoft board opens up to Oracle

While it has so far rejected each of Oracle's takeover offers, PeopleSoft's directors are willing to talk about a deal at the right price, according to a member of the board.

Microsoft loses FAT patent, wins Smart Tag case

Microsoft Corp. is fighting a rejection by U.S. patent authorities of a patent for its FAT (file allocation table) file system, the company said Thursday. Meanwhile, it's celebrating a jury decision clearing it of patent infringement charges related to a feature in its Office software.