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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft sues spammers for abusing Hotmail anti-spam filters   —  Two anti-spam systems developed by Microsoft for Hotmail designed to help ISPs track down offending users were abused by spammers, a lawsuit brought last week by the software giant alleges.  The spammers are accused …
Jun 20, 2010, 1:00 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
AT&T-iPad security breach may be worse than first thought   —  Researchers looking into the security of GSM phone networks are suggesting that the recent breach, which saw tens of thousands of e-mail addresses and ICC-IDs inadvertently disclosed by AT&T, could have far more significant implications …
Jun 16, 2010, 12:45 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Understanding the latest Facebook privacy train wreck   —  Facebook's latest privacy problem should raise a few eyebrows.  Facebook sharing “private” data in unexpected (and occasionally unwelcome) ways is nothing new, but this newest problem is unusual, in that it does something that Facebook's lengthy …
May 21, 2010, 8:35 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Google Storage for Developers takes on Amazon S3   —  Google has launched a new cloud storage service competing directly with Amazon's S3.  Google Storage for Developers offers scalable, high-bandwidth storage, with an easy-to-use RESTful API.  —  Google Storage will cost 17¢ per gigabyte per month …
May 20, 2010, 4:45 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Google's new buggy microblogging Web app aims to educate   —  Web applications are susceptible to a wide range of Web app-specific security flaws.  Though Web developers are often aware of at least some of the common modes of attack, they are many and varied, and problems such as cross-site scripting continue to cause problems.
May 4, 2010, 11:00 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Almost all Fortune 500 companies show Zeus botnet activity   —  Up to 88% of Fortune 500 companies may have been affected by the Zeus trojan, according to research by RSA's FraudAction Anti-Trojan division, part of EMC.  The trojan installs keystroke loggers to steal login credentials to banking, social networking, and e-mail accounts.
Apr 15, 2010, 5:40 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Why Microsoft did the right thing in ditching XP for IE9   —  I recently expressed a lack of surprise that Internet Explorer 9 will almost certainly not be supported on Windows XP.  In Redmond's words, a “modern browser” needs a “modern operating system,” and Windows XP doesn't qualify.
Apr 5, 2010, 2:00 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
BitDefender update breaks 64-bit Windows PCs   —  An update pushed out on Saturday for the BitDefender anti-virus software will break 64-bit installations of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.  The update results in false positive detection of both Windows system files and parts of BitDefender itself.
Mar 23, 2010, 12:15 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft open-sources clever U-Prove identity framework   —  More and more personal, private information is being used and stored online than ever before, and at the same time, attacks on that information are increasing in frequency and sophistication.  Phishing is a growth industry …
Mar 3, 2010, 6:20 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Opinion: Windows 7's UAC is a broken mess; mend it or end it   —  The changes Microsoft has made to Windows 7's UAC render it little more than a pesky annoyance.  If this is the path the company wishes to go down, it should stop doing things by halves and kill it off altogether.
Mar 5, 2009, 9:50 PMIn context

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