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Behind the 'Flame' malware spying on Mideast computers (FAQ)

With possible ties to malware targeting Iran, the Flame spying software is seen as the latest cyber espionage attempt from a nation state.

By June 4, 2012

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Microsoft's new Windows Defender tool runs outside Windows

Available as a public beta, a new version of Windows Defender is designed to run off a CD or USB stick to scan your PC for malware before Windows loads.

By December 8, 2011

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Carrier IQ faces lawsuits, lawmaker seeks FTC probe

Three lawsuits allege privacy-law violations, a congressman asks FTC to investigate, and activists seek FCC and DOJ probes of the mobile data-collection software.

By December 2, 2011

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Buzz Out Loud 1567: Galaxy Nexus hands-on, copyright freakout, and Computer Love (Podcast)

On this week's show, Jessica Dolcourt joins us for some hands-on time with the Galaxy Nexus--and that peek is all you get, since there's still no U.S. release date for that sucker. Ridiculous. Also, Google Music recapped and a tag-team SOPA rant, plus Stephen Beacham's awesome new segment: Into It or Not Into It. You will love it, and you will dance. All that and Computer Love, to boot! Settle in!

By November 17, 2011

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Avast's virus lab relies on robust community

Avast has more active home users than any other security suite in the world. About 130 million people claim the Prague-based company as their preferred antivirus vendor, so CNET editor Seth Rosenblatt visited their headquarters to find out what makes them so trusted.

By June 26, 2011

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Are there keyloggers on Samsung laptops? (UPDATE: No, there aren't)

Researcher says he found keylogging software on two new Samsung laptops and went public after getting no response from Samsung spokespeople for a week. Samsung says the report is erroneous.

By March 30, 2011

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Stuxnet could hijack power plants, refineries

Symantec researcher says infected energy companies in the U.S., Iran, India, and elsewhere need to check their systems for a hidden, remote control back door.

By August 13, 2010

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Dear President Obama: Get ACTA out in the open

President Obama is proving to be a fan of potentially draconian patent and copyright law. Make the contents and the talks public, and protect fair use! Please!

By March 18, 2010

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Malware crashed systems during Windows security updates

Microsoft says computers that crashed while installing the latest security updates were infected with malware called a "rootkit" that had made changes to the Windows kernel.

By February 18, 2010

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Hands-on with Sunbelt Vipre anti-virus: Is it slow? Is it heck

We've got a new player in the glamorous world of anti-virus, and its name is Vipre. Does it have what it takes to stand up to the big boys?

By June 17, 2009