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Motorola found to have infringed Microsoft patent 
Dec 23, 2011 | Comment Now 
Most of Microsoft's other complaints dismissed.
 
Zero-day attack fingered for global DNS crashes 
Nov 21, 2011 | Comment Now 
Internet Systems Consortium releases temporary patch.
 
BIND 9 DNS crashes, 0day suspected 
Nov 18, 2011 | Comment Now 
Temporary patch released.
 
Britian: Cybercrime no excuse to censor web 
Nov 3, 2011 | Comment Now 
Internet must be free, open and not stifled by government.
 
McAfee releases first DeepSAFE product 
Oct 20, 2011 | Comment Now 
The first sub-OS level security product arrives following Intel's acquisition of McAfee.
 
EU to legislate on cloud security 
Sep 30, 2011 | Comment Now 
Providers asked to become legally liable for any data offences.
 
EU cloud vendors liable for breaches 
Sep 29, 2011 | Comment Now 
Directive asks vendors to prove security and accept liability.
 
Windows 8 won't kill Linux, says Microsoft  
Sep 27, 2011 | Comment Now 
But some don't buy it.
 
BitTorrent, uTorrent warn of fake AV infection 
 
uTorrent hacked, served malware 
Sep 15, 2011 | Comment Now 
Security charade.
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab ban upheld in Germany 
Sep 13, 2011 | Comment Now 
Preliminary injunction restricted to Germany.
 
Android tops mobile hacking charts 
Aug 24, 2011 | Comment Now 
But malware hasn't reached a tipping point.
 
SAP and Google plan 'big data' Maps 
Jul 28, 2011 | Comment Now 
Taking advantage of geo-tagged information.
 
Mozilla builds mobile operating system 
Jul 27, 2011 | Comment Now 
Firefox creator to challenge Android, iOS.
 
UK Gov says cloud computing aiding terrorism 
Jul 14, 2011 | Comment Now 
Cloud computing can be used by terrorists as a way of transmitting data without being caught, the UK Government warns.
 
Anonymous claims Apple login theft 
Jul 5, 2011 | Comment Now 
Anonymous claims to have taken Apple users' passwords and logins.
 
LulzSec dumps 62,000 passwords, emails 
Jun 17, 2011 | Comment Now 
The group continues its hacking campaign, releasing 62,000 passwords and emails for people to play with.
 
Virgin takes fight to trojan 
Jun 17, 2011 | Comment Now 
The troublesome SpyEye trojan is being tackled head on by a British Government body and ISP, Virgin Media.
 
Google suspends more Android apps 
Jun 15, 2011 | Comment Now 
Infected with Plankton spyware.
 
Nokia's credit rating takes a hit 
Jun 8, 2011 | Comment Now 
Microsoft tie-up partly to blame.
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