Security analysts have detected a new piece of malware that appears to run as a Microsoft program used to detect unlicensed versions of its operating system.
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Microsoft is facing a class action suit over a tool that gathers data on a user's computer in an effort to detect bootlegged copies of its Windows operating system.
A Sun Microsystems executive said Tuesday said the company is "months" away from releasing its trademark Java programming language under an open-source license.
The proportion of email messages that contain malware has fallen for the first six months this year compared to the same period last year, according to antivirus firm Sophos.
Next-generation search technologies for the internet can successfully be applied to companies, enabling them to organise and find data on their own intranets.
A Belgian company has refiled a lawsuit over search terms offered by Google's toolbar that directs users to pirated software.
A British court on Wednesday approved a request by the US for the extradition of an unemployed systems administrator who allegedly caused US$700,000 in damage by hacking into US military and government computers.
Microsoft has initiated a new programme to push its software into the health-care industry, the company announced at the recent World Health Care Congress, held in Washington, DC last month.
Microsoft's delay in shipping its Windows Vista operating system won't put a big dent in PC sales, although growth for the PC industry is going to slow in the coming years, IDC predicts.
Three computer science researchers are warning that viruses embedded in RFID (radio frequency identification) tags are right around the corner.
Microsoft on Monday unveiled a global initiative to crack down on cybercriminals who engage in phishing. The company will set in motion more than 100 legal actions against phishers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) by the end of June, according to a release.
A virus that encrypts documents and demands a ransom to get them back is circulating on the Internet, but at least one security company has released the password needed to recover the files.
Three computer science researchers are warning that viruses embedded in radio tags used to identify and track goods are right around the corner, a danger so far overlooked by the industry's high interest in the technology.
Criminals appear to have hacked a Chinese bank's server and are using it to host phishing sites to steal personal data from customers of eBay and a major U.S. bank., according to Internet services company Netcraft.
A security association is reporting what it says is the first virus that can pass from a PC to a mobile device and then erase files.