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Sydney ISV rages against Vista security feature

Linchpin Labs, a small Australian security company whose free utility Microsoft has blocked from loading unsigned drivers into Windows Vista, today lashed out at the American giant. Microsoft, said Linchpin, should set its own security house in order...

Apple refreshes iMacs, as expected

Apple Tuesday refreshed its iMac desktop line, dropping the model with the smallest screen, cutting the price of the top-end system, and tweaking the design for a thinner, trimmer look.

Microsoft becoming 'software police', say users

Microsoft last week slammed the door on a free utility out of Australia that outflanked one the company's touted security features in Windows Vista by having the program's digital certificate revoked.

Researcher blasts Apple for 'negligent' patching

One of the researchers who went public last month with the first iPhone vulnerability said Monday that Apple's lackadaisical updating of the open-source components it uses in Mac OS X is inexcusable and negligent.

HP dismisses laser printer health risks

Hewlett-Packard Friday disputed research published earlier this week that said some of its laser printers may be a health risk to office and home computer users. While it did not directly contest the data gathered by Australian researchers, the U.S.-...

Russian malware storm brewing?

Security researchers at Trend Micro have spotted a Russian server loaded with more than 400 different pieces of malware that may be poised to launch a large-scale attack through malicious Web sites hosted in Italy.

Apple issues mega-patch batch

Apple Tuesday released a security update for Mac OS X that patched 45 vulnerabilities, including several in the open-source Samba file-sharing code that researchers recently warned still threatened users more than 10 weeks after the discovery of crit...

What we know (now) about the FBI's CIPAV spyware

Tucked into an affidavit filed by an FBI agent last month was the first hard evidence that federal agents are equipped with more than automatic pistols and handcuffs: The agency was asking a federal judge to let it infect a PC with spyware so they co...

Vista hotfix packs leak to Web

Two substantial collections of Windows Vista hotfixes leaked to the Internet after being offered to Windows Server 2008 beta testers this weekend, leading some users to speculate that the pair are actually the foundation of the future Service Pack 1 ...

Utility evades Vista kernel defenses

A security feature in the 64-bit version of Windows Vista can be easily circumvented with a free utility that loads unsigned drivers into the kernel, according to researchers at Symantec.

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