The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says the idea of Internet subdomains is too obvious to patent.
Discovery leads to investigation and disruption of Nitol botnet and attempt to shut down subdomains linked to more than 500 types of malware.
Provider of free domains has agreed to delete or to transfer to Microsoft all subdomains the software giant had said were tied to the Kelihos botnet.
Chrome's "origin chip" feature, which hides URLs in the browser's location bar, may be vulnerable to lengthy Web addresses.
As Net addresses like .pink, .flights, and .coffee arrive, trademark holders have some new versions of old headaches. Canyon Bicycle prevailed to claim canyon.bike, though.
The search giant reveals several unauthorized digital certificates were issued for Google domains, potentially putting Internet users at risk.
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The software giant reached an agreement with the owner of 3322.org, a site that has been linked to malware such as the Nitol botnet.
A Czech resident is accused of operating a botnet that infected tens of thousands of computers, serving spam and harvesting data. This is the third botnet Microsoft has taken down using the same legal and technical measures.
The software giant and Andrey N. Sabelnikov, who admits he wrote the code used in malware that infected thousands of computers, reach a settlement in related lawsuit.