Stories by Scarlet Pruitt

New program attacks Microsoft's AntiSpyware

One month after Microsoft released a beta version of its new antispyware software, security researchers at Sophos say they have detected the first malware program that seeks to attack it.

MSN Messenger worm raised to medium threat

Security experts have raised the warning level on a worm that spreads via Microsoft's MSN Messenger, in an effort to slow its crawl through Taiwan, Korea, China and the U.S.

New Navision head eyes expansion

Microsoft Corp. this week has appointed Mogens Elsberg as the new head of its Navision enterprise applications business, in charge of leading product strategy and managing partner relationships.

New worm poses as tsunami aid appeal

Internet users were warned Monday of a new mass mailer worm that masquerades as an appeal for aid after last month's Indian Ocean tsunami disaster.

Warner Music inks global cell phone download deal

Warner Music Group has signed a global agreement with mobile software and services provider Melodeo Inc. to offer music fans the ability to download entire tracks from its catalog to their mobile phones.

Lycos pulls antispam screensaver from site

Lycos Europe NV appeared to have pulled a controversial antispam screensaver program from its site on Friday, after coming under fire from both security experts and the spammers themselves.

Oracle names proposed PeopleSoft board

Oracle has named four candidates that it plans to nominate to the board of PeopleSoft, as it pushes forward with its efforts to try to take control of the rival company.

Microsoft offers to replace fake copies of Windows XP

Software pirates' increasing skill at creating counterfeit versions of Windows XP has prompted Microsoft Corp. to introduce a pilot program that offers to verify whether consumers' software is legitimate and replace fake versions with authentic goods.

Intel board appoints Otellini as CEO

Intel Corp.'s board of directors Thursday elected current president and chief operating officer (COO) Paul Otellini as the company's next chief executive officer (CEO), succeeding Craig Barrett who was named new chairman of the board.