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Trend Micro site infected users with Trojan

Antivirus vendor Trend Micro confirmed Thursday that "some portions" of its site had been hacked earlier this week, but hedged when asked if those pages had been serving up attack code to unsuspecting visitors.

Hackers launch massive IFRAME attack

Hackers using a new scam continue to subvert hundreds of thousands of Web pages with IFRAME redirects that send unwary users to malware-spewing sites, researchers said today.

Apple tries to cool 'hot' Airs

Although Apple updated its MacBook Air this week with a fix for the laptop's fan, some owners of the ultra-thin notebook continue to report that their machines overheat and stagger to a stop when watching video or playing games.

Japan investigates sparking iPod

A Japanese government agency has ordered an investigation into possible defects in Apple's first-generation iPod nano after one of the music players emitted sparks while charging, wire service reports said today.

Bigger is better in monitors -- to a point

Bigger can be a bit better than more when it comes to monitors; but for worker productivity there's a point where big is too big and any gains flatten out, a researcher said this week.

Microsoft patches a dozen bugs in Office

Microsoft issued four critical updates Tuesday that quashed 12 bugs in Office, the company's business suite, including a flaw in Excel that has been exploited by attackers for more than two months.

Microsoft to patch Home Server corruption bug -- in June

Microsoft Monday said its engineers were still "heads down working" on the data corruption bug that has plagued Windows Home Server since late last year, but acknowledged that a fix wouldn't be released until June at the earliest.

IE8 balks at Windows Update

Internet Explorer 8, the just-previewed browser from Microsoft, blocks access to the company's Windows Update service, company representatives have confirmed.

Microsoft slates four patches for next week

Microsoft said that it will release four security updates next week to patch every supported version of the company's Office business suite. All four updates will be labelled "critical," the company's highest threat ranking.

Language packs delay Vista Ultimate SP1

Microsoft has told consumers that delays in updating more than 30 bonus language packs will postpone the delivery of Service Pack 1 (SP1) to some Windows Vista users.

MIX - Microsoft unveils IE8 Beta 1

Microsoft Wednesday unveiled Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), and posted links to what the company called "Beta 1 for developers." Anyone, however, can download and install the preview.

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