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Harvard and Oxford team with Consumer Reports on ‘Badware’

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Jan 25, 20062 mins
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Harvard and Oxford team with Consumer Reports on ‘Badware’, 01/25/06

Academic institutions Harvard University and Oxford University are teaming with Consumer Reports to launch a Web site called StopBadware.org to be an online ‘hall of shame’ for those trafficking in spyware or questionable forms of adware.

VoIP vulnerability may be over-hyped, analyst says, 01/24/06

The surfacing of a pair of flaws in Cisco’s CallManager IP telephony servers last week raises the hot-button issue of how to secure enterprise VoIP networks from attacks. But one industry expert says the threat of an attacker or virus taking down a …

Botmaster: Guilty!, 01/24/06

A 20-year-old hacker named Jeanson James Ancheta yesterday pled guilty in Los Angeles federal court to four felony charges for crimes that entailed infecting computers, many of them in the Department of Defense.

Botnet hacker pleads guilty, faces prison term, 01/24/06

Microsoft defends decision to give up search data, 01/24/06

Microsoft is on the defensive over its decision to hand over search data to the government, saying the company would never compromise the privacy of its customers.

U.S. blasts Microsoft on compliance, 01/24/06

The U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general slammed Microsoft in court papers Monday for lagging behind in compliance with some stipulations of the government’s antitrust agreement with the company.

Symantec president Gary Bloom resigns, 01/24/06

Symantec announced Tuesday that Gary Bloom, its vice chairman and president, will step down from his post by March.