New sites let users find and report phishing

Security vendors are launching two Web sites aimed at helping people report and avoid phishing attacks. The Phishing Incident Reporting and Termination Squad (PIRT) is as a volunteer effort designed to take down phishing sites, while CipherTrust's Ph...

Microsoft joins group key to ODF standards adoption

In a move some think has the potential to stall the adoption of OpenDocument Format (ODF) as an international standard, Microsoft has joined a group that takes part in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) voting process to standar...

Security vendor patches dangerous IE bug

With Microsoft saying that it may wait until April 11 to patch a critical vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser, security vendor eEye Digital Security has released what it calls a "temporary" patch to address the problem.

Jabber creator launches online identity project

The founder of the Jabber open-source instant messaging software believes that he has a way to simplify the thorny problem of online identity. Over the weekend, developer Jeremie Miller launched a new project, called MicroID, designed to give users ...

Toshiba, NEC, Sony: No plan yet for joint chip plant

Sony, Toshiba NEC Electronics said they haven't yet made a decision on joint production of advanced semiconductor chips, thus denying a report to the contrary in the Monday morning edition of Japan's Mainichi Shimbun newspaper.

Researcher: DRM technology fails in practice

Digital rights management (DRM) technology has deep flaws despite the hope of content providers that encrypted files will deter illegal file sharing, a computer security researcher said Monday.

Microsoft tests fix for IE bug as exploits appear

A recently identified Internet Explorer security hole is now being exploited and Microsoft hopes to include a fix for it in its April 11 patch or maybe even earlier, according to a posting on a Microsoft blog.

User trends drove Microsoft to Windows Live, exec says

Customers' changing expectations are behind Microsoft's decision to offer some of its applications over the Web in the form of free services supported by advertising, a company executive said Monday. The change in course led to last week's management...

Allied Telesyn unifies Wi-Fi and GPRS

Employees could be offered smart phones for secure VOIP calls over Wi-Fi and GPRS giving them a single handset and phone number for inside the office and outside.

Marketer hit with US$900,000 spam fine

An Internet marketer will pay a US$900,000 fine, the largest ever on spam-related charges, in a consent decree announced last Thursday by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Who's connected to Internet2? Maybe your kids

Internet2 isn't just for hardcore researchers anymore. A survey by the not-for-profit consortium shows that 46,000-plus K-12 schools, libraries, museums and others are also exploiting the Internet2 backbone.

Web 2.0: At the tipping point

As the World Wide Web evolves into a more collaborative platform, the technologies and business models involved in that transition are being swept up into the "Web 2.0" rubric, a term vague enough to encompass almost anything one cares to push under ...

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