Microsoft plugged a serious security hole in its Hotmail password reset service last week, after one report claims it was widely exploited.
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Entries are closed in my Windows 8 release schedule prediction pool. Four finalists are still in the hunt, based on their accurate predictions so far. So when do these fearless prognosticators think Windows 8 will ship?
Google caused a flap this week with seemingly unfair terms of service for its new Google Drive service. But are those terms really different from the competition? I've gathered equivalent terms from Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Dropbox, and more, so you can judge for yourself.
Google Drive looks like just another ho-hum Dropbox clone. Same feature set, same market positioning. But was it really necessary for Google to copy the outrageously unfair terms of service Dropbox published and then hastily dropped last summer?
Last week's reports of a sharp decline in infections by the Flashback malware may have been premature. A new report by Dr. Web says 566,000 Macs are still infected, with new infections appearing daily.
Updated for Windows 8 RTM: Want to try Windows 8 but don't want to mess up a perfectly good Windows 7 installation? Follow these simple step-by step instructions to to run Windows 8 from a virtual hard disk.
Microsoft's announcement that Windows 8 will ship in only two retail versions cleared up some uncertainty. But it left a handful of interesting questions unanswered.
Windows 8 will come in only two retail flavors. One is the base edition, with no fancy marketing label, nothing to say it's a home or consumer edition. So what do you get with the Pro edition? The list of Pro-only features is short and to the point. No complex matrix required.
If you're planning to purchase Windows 8, your buying decision will be simple. Microsoft announced today that Windows 8 for x86 and x64 PCs will be available in two retail editions. A third, OEM-only edition will be available exclusively for ARM-based PCs and tablets.
How many distinct strains of malware are in circulation today? If you said hundreds of thousands or millions, you're way off. A close look at numbers from one leading security company helps explain why some big numbers don't tell the whole story.