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Security

Doing battle with pirates, thieves and flaws

The tug-of-war between software makers and those who'd steal or break their software, and between users and those who'd steal their identities.

The tug-of-war goes on between software makers and those who'd steal or break their software, and between users and those who'd steal their identities.

OpenOffice patches three security holes

Flaws in open-source productivity suite could let in intruders. But don't worry, company says--we fix faster than Microsoft.
July 5, 2006

Microsoft faces second WGA lawsuit

Plaintiffs in latest lawsuit say antipiracy Windows Genuine Advantage program acts as "spyware."
July 5, 2006

Identity thief finds easy money hard to resist

Shiva Brent Sharma's account of his exploits provides an insight into both the tools and the motivation of a thief.
July 5, 2006

Academics break the Great Firewall of China

University of Cambridge computer experts say they breached firewall and can use it to launch denial-of-service attacks.
July 3, 2006

blog PC World reports Windows worm pretends to be software connected to Microsoft's controversial Windows Genuine Advantage antipiracy technology.
June 30, 2006

blog Andrew Mantovani, co-founder of identity theft hub Shadowcrew.com, is sentenced to jail and fined.
June 30, 2006

Getting over laptop loss

There are some simple things you can do to reduce headaches after a laptop is stolen or misplaced.
June 30, 2006

Microsoft: Here's how to halt WGA alerts

Along with a new release of Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications, Microsoft shares how to remove the controversial antipiracy tool.
June 27, 2006