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New Zfone release encrypts VoIP for Windows users

Zfone, a free piece of software that encrypts voice over IP calls in a way that may circumvent government eavesdropping laws in some countries, is now available to Windows users, its developer said on Sunday.

Skype patches medium-risk security hole

Skype is advising users to upgrade to a more recent version of its VoIP software to fix a security bug reported late last week by a security researcher in New Zealand.

SAP's NetWeaver plan fails to reassure users

Several users expressed uncertainty about SAP's NetWeaver software suite at the Sapphire user conference in Orlando last week, even as the vendor heavily promoted the technology during the event.

Microsoft: Word zero-day patch by June

Microsoft plans to patch a newly discovered hole in Microsoft Word in its next monthly patch update, and may release a rare "out of cycle" patch to address the hole, a company spokesman said.

Oz industry tackles adware

The Internet Industry Association (IIA) and the Australian Direct Marketing Association (ADMA) will develop guidelines for the proper uses of adware software for advertising and marketing purposes.

Intel retains lead in PC graphics, but ATi rising

Intel retained its lead in PC graphics chips during the first three months of the year, although the company faced increased competition from two key rivals, according to research figures released Friday.

Scientists build a world of 'software beings'

Politicians could one day determine the results of elections before they take place, thanks to a European research project that will study social interactions between millions of virtual human beings.

Vista Get Ready program falls short, for some

Customers who want more information about what PCs will require to run Windows Vista will get some, but not much, from Microsoft at the company's conference for hardware engineers this week.

Three sentenced for 'warez' activities

Three US men have been sentenced to jail or home confinement for their participation in so-called warez online piracy groups, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.

Trillian dumped from Google Pack

Google has dropped Trillian from its Google Pack software suite with nary an explanation, prompting a terse reaction from Cerulean Studios, maker of the popular instant messaging application.

New Trojan targets Word

Microsoft Word users should be extra careful about the files they download because hackers are exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in the popular word-processing software.

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