Stories by Jeremy Kirk

Amazon plans to sell online access to books plans to offer two programs next year that will allow customers to buy digitized books and portions of them in combination with its traditional, mail-order book service.

Worm with rootkit hits AOL chat service

Links leading to a worm that eventually implants a nasty rootkit on a user's computer are popping up on America Online Inc.'s (AOL) Instant Messenger network, security researchers are reporting.

Microsoft backs off on music player contracts

Microsoft Corp. quickly backed off on a demand to portable music player manufacturers that if they chose to include Windows Media Player in software packages, only that program could be included, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reported Thursday in its update on the company's compliance with its antitrust settlement.

The why and how of ID management

Identity management shouldn’t be seen as a simple solution to comply with laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, says Andy Woodfield, director of the IT security team at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the UK.

Trojan uses unpatched MS Office hole

Microsoft Corp. said Monday it is investigating a recently released Trojan horse that targets a hole in its Microsoft Office software suite that was first identified in April.

Media companies, telecom rapidly converging

The growth of broadband networks is providing an anchor for a frenzy of activity between telecommunications and media companies trying to find ways to deliver personalized media content, Internet access and phone service to consumers, industry experts said Thursday.