Scarlet Pruitt

Scarlet Pruitt is a reporter for the IDG News Service.

U.K. police arrest two linked to computer espionage case

London police have arrested two computer consultants who are believed to be part of an Israeli industrial espionage scandal in which malicious software was used to steal corporate secrets.

Firefox users snap up anti-phishing toolbar

Users of the Firefox Web browser have been flocking to Netcraft's Web site to download the security company's new anti-phishing toolbar.

Microsoft, HP partner on national ID systems

HP and Microsoft are working together to offer governments national identity systems built on the .Net platform.

Web site helps those who fret about zombie threat

Worried about zombies? Internet users concerned about the number of virus-infected PCs ready to launch an attack over the Web can at least keep track of how afraid they should be, and satisfy their curiosity, by visiting CipherTrust's...

Firefox users snap up Netcraft's anti-phishing toolbar

Users of the Firefox Web browser have been flocking to Netcraft's Web site to download the security company's new anti-phishing toolbar, a company representative said Thursday.

Worm and phishing scam hit AIM, Yahoo IM

Users of instant messaging applications from Yahoo and AOL this week are being warned of two new threats spreading via IM.

Lenovo announces U.S. development center

Chinese PC maker Lenovo Group, which bought IBM's PC business earlier this year, Tuesday said it will open a development center in North Carolina to collaborate with partners on new personal computing technologies.

Q&A: Oracle's security head talks from the trenches

Although no longer in the U.S. Navy, Mary Ann Davidson has placed herself on the front lines of an escalating war. It's not a battle between nations, or over land or principle, but instead a fight for information - perhaps yours.

Tech vendors align against Micosoft in EU case

A group of five large technology vendors, including IBM and Oracle, have officially been approved to raise their voices against Microsoft in an appeal of the European Commission's anti-trust case.

EC gives Microsoft May deadline to agree on sanctions

Microsoft has until the end of May to reach an agreement with the European Commission on how it will meet anti-trust sanctions imposed against it, or face a $5 million a day fine.

Microsoft reveals more details on 'Office 12'

Microsoft is beginning to release more details of the next generation of its productivity software, codenamed Office 12, emphasizing tools for greater collaboration, information discovery and content management.

Yahoo, SBC offer free online security suite

Yahoo and telecommunication partner SBC Tuesday rolled out a free suite of security software to their U.S. DSL customers, saying the move comes in response to customer demand for stronger online protection.

Microsoft updates Web hosting tools

Microsoft is continuing to build out its Web hosting products, offering service providers new tools Tuesday to integrate Windows-based applications into their sites and help improve site management.

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.

DoD hacker gets 21-month sentence

A 21-year old Indiana resident was slapped with a 21-month jail sentence for his role in a hacking attack that compromised computers at the Department of Defense, law enforcement officials recently revealed.

Microsoft forms Chinese joint venture for MSN

Hoping to tap into one of the largest markets in the world for Internet and mobile phone services, Microsoft has formed a joint venture with a Chinese firm to launch MSN China and acquired assets of a local mobile software provider to...

Investigators link Cisco hack to other activities

A theft of computer source code from Cisco, reported a year ago, has led to a wide-ranging investigation of potential criminal activity involving multiple server break-ins in several countries, according to the FBI.

Microsoft tunes up for BI market with Maestro

Microsoft is extending its reach in the business intelligence market with a private beta release of a server-based scorecard application intended to help organizations monitor and manage objectives.

Microsoft to unveil mobile software

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

Microsoft looks to create more 'standard' users

For security's sake, Microsoft wants more desktop business users to be '"standard."

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