Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tells a packed house at Silicon Valley's Churchill Club how "terrible" he felt at hearing the news of MSBlast. In conversation with Roger McNamee, Co-founder and Managing Director of Silver Lake Partners and Integral Capital Partners, Ballmer talks openly about emerging markets, Linux and stock options and has compliments for Google, Apple and IBM.
The computer virus hindered response, acknowledges the Department of Homeland Security's top cybersecurity official.
Free scanner tests for Microsoft vulnerability
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Viruses written to act on a specific date or time can can spread panic, but few, so far, have lived up to expectations.
Just because Conficker has been quiet doesn't mean it won't act in the future, turning unsuspecting PCs into spam-sending drones or stealthily stealing passwords, experts say.
Some think it's highly possible, so politicians are calling for tougher security regulations to deal with potential catastrophe that could arise from inadequately protected systems.
As a security app, Laplink PCDefense needs a thorough interface overhaul and a perhaps a rethink about its purpose before we can recommend it.
McAfee Internet Security 6.0 is fine, but Norton Internet Security 2004 is a better deal, thanks to superior spam filtering.
VirusScan Professional 8.0 sports a trimmer profile, a simpler interface, fast performance, and two user licenses, but support is more of a hassle than before.