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Virus writers dismiss Microsoft’s bounty fund

Nov 10, 20032 mins
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Virus writers dismiss Microsoft’s bounty fund, 11/07/03

Though cyberspace outlaws may look over their shoulder one extra time before launching a computer virus or worm, they won’t be deterred by the $5 million bounty fund established by Microsoft to …

IM mgmt. may take years to conquer, 11/10/03

As end users continue to tap services that bring instant messaging into corporate networks, IT executives are realizing they will need sophisticated management tools to create an instant-messaging …

Microsoft rolls out rights management, 11/10/03

Microsoft last week released Windows Rights Management Services, an add-on to Windows Server 2003 that lets organizations add digital rights protection to information such as documents and e-mail.

Microsoft settles with North Carolina, 11/07/03

Microsoft has agreed to pay as much as $89 million to settle a class-action lawsuit in North Carolina that alleged the vendor overcharged for its software.

FTC to address Windows pop-up spam problem, 11/06/03

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission Thursday is set to air concerns over external party exploitation of a service in Microsoft’s Windows software that is designed to allow network administrators to …

Office 2003 gets first ‘critical’ update, 11/06/03

Microsoft Tuesday issued its first “Critical Update” for Office 2003, less than a month after the software was officially launched.

Company charged with using Windows to spam pop-up ads, 11/06/03

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed suit against a company that allegedly exploited a vulnerability in Microsoft’s Windows system by using a feature intended for administrative …

Microsoft puts a bounty on virus writers, 11/05/03

Stepping up its battle against computer viruses and worms, Microsoft has established a $5 million fund to pay rewards for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible …

Settlement foes propose stiffer remedies in Microsoft case, 11/04/03

The antitrust settlement between Microsoft and the Department of Justice needs to be amended because it doesn’t ensure competition between Microsoft and its rivals, the state of …