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Germany warns against using Internet Explorer

BERLIN - Microsoft Corp. on Saturday rejected a German government warning against using Internet Explorer until a patch can be developed to fix a security flaw, saying the problem is not a threat to general users. The Federal Office for Information Security, or BSI, told Germans to avoid use of all versions of Explorer after the security…
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IE security exploited causes attack on Google China

At last now we have a clue. For last few day one of the most burning topic is Google Announcement that its closing its business from China, due to some hacking attack on human rights activists Google mail account. Microsoft seems admitted that a security flew on IE could lead hackers to to run remote executable code. As is often the
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Google & Microsoft helping the victims in Haiti

Google & Microsoft, the two big giants are trying to help the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Microsoft said it will donate $1.25 million, a combination of cash and in-kind donations, to Haiti earthquake relief. Just like during that flood that struck Manila, Google is once again mobilizing all its web resources to help in the…
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Microsoft loses Sidekick user’s personal data

The big news today is the data failure of Microsoft's Danger subsidiary serving the T-Mobile Sidekick users. Around a week ago Danger experienced a huge outage that left many T-Mobile Sidekick users without access to their calendar, address book, and other key data. That's because the Sidekick keeps nearly all its data in the cloud as opposed…
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Microsoft to enter social networking space

Microsoft has always been in adopting internet trends. But, better late than never. Hence, its no surprise that it has decided to enter the social networking space now. Microsoft has created a research group to look into how the company can extend its reach into social networking. The new research team will be called Future Socia l Experiences…
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Study shows higher boot up time for Windows 7

Windows 7, an operating system by Microsoft awaiting release, has received a big apprehension from Windows users and developers for its faster boot up and shut down time compared to previous versions of Windows. But a software company says that Windows 7 can take longer to boot up in many cases. Iolo Technlogies, which sells PC tune-up software,…
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Zero-day flaw reported in Windows Vista, Server 2008

Microsoft reported a zero-day flaw affecting Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 on Tuesday. However, it said that the flaw doesn't affect Windows 7, contrary to earlier reports. The flaw due to vulnerabilities on Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) implementations can be used for Remote Code Execution (RCE). Microsoft, however, denied any…
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Microsoft reports attacks using IIS vulnerability

Microsoft has confirmed that a vulnerability in its Internet Information Services (IIS) platform is being used for 'limited attacks' on the servers it's running on. Microsoft disclosed the vulnerability on Monday. the company said on Friday that it is still working on resolving the problem. Meanwhile, the users are recommended to follow the…
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Windows Mobile 6.5 Launching In October

Microsoft said today that phones loaded with the latest version of Windows Mobile, version 6.5, will launch globally October 6. "A Windows phone gives people a single phone that works for their whole life, keeping them connected to the people and information they care most about by harnessing the power of the PC, phone and Web," said Todd…
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