Hackers exploit PowerPoint flaw

Microsoft warned Thursday that hackers are actively exploiting a software vulnerability in PowerPoint, the company's presentation application. There's no patch yet for the bug, which could allow an attacker to completely control a

Published on: April 2nd, 2009 Jeremy Kirk

German spyware plan fuels debate

It would appear that the German government is sending mixed messages when it comes to computer hacking.After passing antihacking legislation earlier this year to crack down on the sharp rise in computer attacks

Published on: September 9th, 2007 John Blau

Windows OneCare global release on Jan. 30

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLEMicrosoft Corp. will begin the international roll-out of its consumer security software on Jan. 30 when it releases a new version of Windows Live OneCare in the U.S. and 16

Published on: January 23rd, 2007 Jeremy Kirk

Canadian firms named in US$15million bogus software case

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLETwo Canadian and several American Web-based software distributors are facing a US$15 million law suit for allegedly selling counterfeit Symantec Corp. security software products. In a case filed last week

Published on: December 17th, 2006

Microsoft vows to launch Vista on time

Microsoft Corp. said Friday it was on track to launching Windows Vista simultaneously worldwide. Less than a month ago it warned that antitrust problems could delay the launch in Europe and South Korea.

Published on: October 12th, 2006 Peter Sayer

Report: Symantec brings Microsoft complaint to EU

Security software vendor Symantec Corp. has complained to European Commission antitrust regulators about Microsoft Corp.'s entrance into the security business, setting the stage for a possible antitrust case against the Redmond, Washington, software

Published on: October 6th, 2005 Robert McMillan

Novell snaps up Linux security company

Linux vendor Novell Inc. has acquired Immunix Inc., a security software vendor based in Portland, Oregon. The 15-person company was bought last week, but terms of the deal are not being released, according

Published on: May 10th, 2005 Robert McMillan

Bringing security to instant messaging

In February, the first arrest was made of a man who violated the CAN-SPAM law by sending unsolicited commercial messages not over traditional e-mail but over instant messaging. Given the rate at which

Published on: April 5th, 2005 Cara Garretson

Check Point unveils Web services security upgrade

Redwood City, Calif.-based Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. on Tuesday said it will enable customers to secure XML and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Web services' commonly-used protocols.The firm's latest software upgrade will

Published on: August 26th, 2002 Jeff Wilson