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Latest sober worm sends German spam

E-mail users perplexed by the barrage of German-language spam waiting in their inboxes Monday morning can point the finger of blame at the latest version of the Sober mass mailing worm which began rapidly spreading over the weekend.

Microsoft to unveil new mobile software

Microsoft is set to unveil the next version of its Windows Mobile operating system this week, codenamed Magneto, according to sources familiar with the situation.

Longhorn organises against Google

Microsoft may have a keen interest in search, but its next-generation Windows operating system looks to be more of a threat to super-organised executive assistants than to Google.

Hackers plot more phishing, mobile viruses

Mass-mailer viruses like Bagle, Netsky and MyDoom are so passe. Hackers in the know are now concentrating on mobile phone viruses, phishing scams and exploiting vulnerabilities, according to McAfee.

Intel employees put hotspot on the North Pole

Intel is contributing to global warming, the company admitted Thursday. Not the bad kind, though. Two employees at Intel Russia have erected what may be the world's most northerly Wi-Fi hotspot 130 kilometers from the North Pole.

VeriSign adds servers to handle Net traffic boom

VeriSign, the company that operates the .com and .net domain names, plans to add more regional resolution servers to its existing constellation to keep up with growing Internet traffic, it said Wednesday.

Microsoft, Time Warner complete ContentGuard buy

The European Commission has given Microsoft, Time Warner and Thomson SA the green light to close their joint acquisition of digital rights management (DRM) company ContentGuard, the companies said Tuesday.

Inmarsat to launch satellites for broadband services

Inmarsat, the satellite company that provides roaming communications services to maritime vessels, military units and aircraft, is preparing to launch a new generation of satellites that will allow it to offer a wider range of global high-speed voice...

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