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A new API provides a way to create a cookie which is almost impossible to clear.
Microsoft has released an e-book called "Own Your Space" to teach teens 'net safety.
Microsoft has launched a limited beta of its next edition of Security Essentials for Windows.
Research by Matousec has unveiled a new attack which can bypass anti-virus packages.
A lawsuit brought against Microsoft for its Windows Genuine Advantage technology - described in the claims as "spyware" - has failed in its bid to be granted Class Action status.
Microsoft has released its Security Essentials, a free anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware package for Windows - and reviews are positive.
O2's German arm has unwittingly shipped unnamed malware on its Windows Mobile 6.1 Toshiba TG01 smartphones - but has promised to replace all affected units.
Microsoft’s security report is in and it shows a decrease in vulnerabilities and removed malware in newer versions of software. I should hope so too!
You thought Vista was already pretty bad having dozens of services secretly calling home? How about an advertising framework that uses contextual data from your PC? This new patent from Microsoft could make things a whole lot worse.
The new version of Gmail gets the thumbs down from Microsoft as an apparent bug gives Windows OneCare users a googly headache.
The StopBadware movement is now classing the ISP giant AOL, as malware. AOL can't be pleased.
Google is now going to inform you if the website you have searched for hides malicious software. Surely a good thing.
A twenty-year-old in the US has been sentenced to five years of jail time for using people's computers as bots and profiting from their spyware infection.
Redmond sounds the alarm as malware in the shape of stealth rootkits batters SP2 users
Damage limitation squads have been deployed at Sony BMG, issuing an apology for the recent rootkit disaster. Production will cease, and customers can swap XCP discs for non-spyware versions. Power To The People!
Sony-BMG could be in some legal strife over the Van Zant copy-protection / malware issue. But so might any user who attempts to remove it. We look at the legal merit to both sides of the story.
Following an enormous backlash in the media and by the music-listening public, Sony-BMG performed an embarrassing U-turn and have released a patch to remove the aggressive DRM from the latest Van Zant CD.
Sony is installing malware-esque spy software along with its new CDs. Prepare to lose 2% of your CPU time forever.
Spyware is just something from the movies, right? A sizable portion of people believe that it's all a Phantom Menace, according to a new survey
The latest patch for the tactical FPS game, SWAT 4, downloads advertising textures inserted into the game. Added realism or unwanted intrusion? You Decide.
October 14 2021 | 15:04
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