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Microsoft’s Morro Could Mean No Tomorrow for Symantec, McAfee

In a move that could threaten the livelihoods of security software makers Symantec and McAfee, Microsoft has announced it will offer free antivirus software some time in the second half of 2009. The free software, codenamed "Morro," will replace Microsoft's current security offering, Windows Live On...

Microsoft Settles with Last States in Antitrust Trial

In one of the last settlements with states that sued it over antitrust allegations, Microsoft settled with Arizona, agreeing to US$104.6 million in vouchers for the state's consumers, who will each get up to $15 for purchasing Microsoft's operating system or applications. The settlement, which coinc...

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Microsoft, Security and the Road Ahead

Microsoft officials are promising to provide more help in solving security threats that have plagued users of the company's best-known products. But Microsoft will rely on third-party vendors to provide at least some of the solutions. The software giant announced its new strategies for securing its ...

Microsoft Revamps To Focus on Windows Core OS

In a move designed to prevent its ever-growing range of products from drawing attention away from its core operating system, Microsoft has announced it will form a division solely focused on improving the Windows OS software. The company said the stand-alone Windows unit will create a more streamlin...

Latest Windows Flaws Foretell Worm Threat

Microsoft has warned of critical flaws in nearly all versions of its Windows operating systems. According to the company, the flaws could leave millions of computers vulnerable to attack. While computers would still be protected by firewalls and blocked ports, security experts expressed concern that...

Microsoft Taps VeriSign To Spruce Up Security Image

In a bid to boost its often-mocked Trustworthy Computing initiative, Microsoft has reached an agreement to work with VeriSign to make Microsoft products more secure. The company also said it will train a new generation of security experts to master its software by adding a security certification to ...

U.S. To Probe Microsoft Passport Flaw

The Federal Trade Commission plans to review whether Microsoft violated a consent agreement with the agency over the privacy of its Passport online password system, following the revelation of a flaw that could have compromised millions of consumers' private data. Microsoft said it has fixed the pro...

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Microsoft Still Suffers from Security Image Problem

A year after launching its Trustworthy Computing initiative, Microsoft still suffers from a security image problem, with key executives at 75 percent of companies polled by Forrester Research saying they worry about vulnerabilities in the software firm's products. However, the research firm also not...

Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for November 14, 2002

A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.

Gates: Microsoft Spent $100M on Security

After suffering a series of security flaws that have shaken customer confidence, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has taken to e-mail to reassure customers that Microsoft has heavily invested in its "Trustworthy Computing" initiative and is on track to ensure the security of its products. Writing to...

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