Stories by Erik Larkin

Web attack worm infecting hapless sites

The Internet Storm Center, which tracks online threats, warns Wednesday that a worm is infecting vulnerable Web sites with a database attack. Though relatively small by Web attack standards with about 4,000 reported infected sites, the assault adds i...

Microhoo: gone but not forgotten

We'll never know whether a Microhoo would have been a best-of-both mix-up ready to challenge Google with hot new consumer offerings, or whether it would have been a horrible culture clash that brought both companies to their knees - or will we?

Tech companies lead 'most innovative company' list

Tech icons Apple and Google top BusinessWeek's 2008 list of The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies. This year's ranking adds three financial data points - revenue, margin growth and stock returns - to survey results from company executives and seni...

iRiver Clix 2nd Generation

The small, sleek iRiver Clix 2nd Generation has pretty much everything you'd want in a flash-based media player, starting with a beautiful, easy-to-read display and good controls.

ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite

Unlike most other security suites (whose origins tend to be in the antivirus market), CheckPoint's ZoneAlarm started out as a firewall and expanded from there. And it shows.

Five of the dirtiest malware tricks

If the crooks behind viruses, Trojan horses, and other malicious software were as stupid as they are scummy, we'd have a lot less to worry about. But as protective measures get better at stopping the obvious attacks, online creeps respond with underh...

How to neutralize today's worst Web attacks

Symantec recently posted details about a new version of MPack, a <a href=" http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/security_response/weblog/2007/08/mpack_getting_more_dangerous.html">for-sale Web attack kit</a> that loads up a site with exploits against W...

Hands-on: McAfee Rootkit Detective

McAfee has released a new free security tool that's meant to help identify rootkits, a type of stealth technology used by some malware writers to hide their creations on your PC.

Windows Live Mail beta

Whether you love them or loathe them, very few software programs can claim to be used by as many people on a daily basis as Outlook Express and Windows Mail. So the successor to these programs was always going to attract considerable interest.

Set a hacker alarm on your Web mail box

Your Web mail account is a treasure trove of private and potentially valuable information -- and thieves know it. In an online interview, one phisher claimed to make thousands of dollars every day by breaking into people's E-mail accounts and searchi...

Yahoo's Musicmatch Jukebox canned

Yahoo is saying goodbye to its Musicmatch Jukebox program, and in a move highly reminiscent of its ongoing Yahoo Photos shut-down is migrating users to Yahoo Music Jukebox. The company says it has <a href="http://www.musicmatch.com/YMJ/welcome.htm">d...

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