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Hackers leverage Obama win for massive malware campaign

Hackers have seized on the results of the US presidential election to launch a major malware campaign that tries to trick users into installing an update to Adobe's Flash, but actually plants a Trojan on unprotected PCs, security experts warned Wedne...

Adobe patches 8 bugs in popular PDF apps

Adobe Systems Tuesday patched its Reader application for the fifth time this year, plugging eight security holes, including one that was reported to the company more than five months ago.

Harvard professor challenges RIAA anti-piracy campaign

A Harvard law professor has opened a new front in the battle between the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and alleged music pirates by challenging the constitutionality of a statute being used by the industry group to bring lawsuits a...

Microsoft warns of another update to Windows Update

For the second time in three months, <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&amp;searchTerms=Microsoft+Corporation">Microsoft Corp.</a> Friday again warned it would upgrade Windows Update, the service most users rely on ...

Crooks can make $5M a year shilling fake security software

Criminals can make as much as US$5 million a year by planting nearly-worthless security software on PCs, then badgering users with so many bogus malware warnings that they fork over their credit card, a noted crimeware researcher said Friday.

Experts: Georgian cyberattacks suggest Russian involvement

The hackers who launched cyberattacks against the former Soviet republic of Georgia two months ago probably had links to the Russian government, even though no hard evidence has been uncovered of official involvement, a report by an all-volunteer gro...

Microsoft promises huge patch day next week

Microsoft Thursday said it will issue 11 security updates next week -- the same number it shipped in August when pushed out the most patches in 18 months -- to fix bugs in Windows, Active Directory, Internet Explorer (IE), Office and Host Integration...

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