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Windows XP SP3 set for release on Monday

Windows XP Service Pack 3 will be released next week, but only to PC and laptop makers and some IT professionals, according to Neowin.net. All Windows XP users will be able to get the update via Windows Update on April 29, according to the report.

Eee PC 900 debuts with Windows XP

Asustek Computer Tuesday launched its biggest low-cost Eee laptop yet, and as expected, will offer it with either Linux or Microsoft's Windows XP Home.

Bot breaks Hotmail's CAPTCHA in 6 seconds

A new bot can crack defenses erected by Microsoft to keep spammers from creating large numbers of accounts on its Live Hotmail service within seconds, a security researcher said Friday.

Malware count blows past 1M mark

Symantec's malware tally topped 1 million for the first time in the second half of 2007 as the number of new malicious code threats skyrocketed, the company said in its semiannual report on the state of security.

Office exploit hits the street

Attack code that targets a recently patched vulnerability in Microsoft's Office suite has gone public, a security company said Monday as it urged users to update immediately.

Opera proves Acid3 score with public build

Opera Software on Friday released a development build of its Opera browser to the public to prove that it has code that scores 100 out of a possible 100 on the Acid3 Web standards test.

Mac easiest to hack, says $10,000 winner

The security researcher who walked away with US$10,000 last week by hacking a MacBook Air in less than two minutes said he chose to attack Apple's operating system for one simple reason.

Mozilla fixes 10 Firefox flaws, half seen as 'critical'

Mozilla Tuesday patched 10 vulnerabilities, half of them marked "critical," in its open-source browser as it updated Firefox to version 2.0.0.13. The new Mozilla Messaging spin-off, however, was not able to provide a matching update to its Thunderbir...

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