Microsoft Security Essentials Struggles in New Antivirus Tests

Microsoft's popular free antivirus program Security Essentials has put in a mediocre showing in the latest quarterly tests from German test outfit AV-Test.org, finishing second bottom out of 22 products.

Mac Users Hit by First Rogue Antivirus App

The threat has been named OSX/MacDefender.A and the scam is identical to the large numbers of scareware scams faced by Windows users on a daily basis.

Royal Wedding Makes UK an Internet Hotspot

The London wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton did not slow the Internet as some had predicted but it did boost global video streaming traffic.

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Spotify Slashes Free Music Streaming

Spotify has finally buckled to economic necessity and announced plans to dramatically limit the volume of unpaid music than nonsubscribers can receive.

Ex-Gucci Admin Accused of $200,000 IT Rampage

Nixed servers, wiped data, disrupted sale of expensive shoes

Google Chrome Gets Malware Download Alert

The new tweak that is being rolled out to all users issues a warning when people are downloading a file associated with a blacklisted site.

Twitter Delays Homepage Revamp After Service Glitch

The service rolled back features but the new homepage could still debut later today.

Anonymous Launches Attack Against Sony PS3 Websites

Anonymous is attacking Sony's PS3 websites in a DDoS attack, in protest of Sony's pursuit of PS3 hacker 'Geohot'

Microsoft Rebukes Developers for Poor App Security

Get with the SDL, says report.

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Android Tablets Get First Remote Security and Antivirus App

AVG has launched AVG Mobilation for Android which the company is promoting as the world's first security app specifically designed for Android tablets.

Wary Customers Shun Businesses After Data Breaches

Data breaches cost U.K. businesses more than ever last year, with most of the financial hit resulting from lost business in the aftermath of an incident.

Death of Moore's Law Will Cause Economic Crisis

Gordon Moore's famous law about the doubling of transistor density and power every two years will not only end it could bring economic disaster in its wake.

Online Fraud Hotspots Named

The Cloud Forces Name Change on VoIP Company

A small VoIP company has had to change its name after being threatened with legal action over its use of the word 'cloud' in its name by European Wi-Fi network The Cloud.

Twitter Embeds Encryption to Foil Firesheep Hackers

Twitter users are being urged to turn on the service's new https encryption setting to close a security loophole.