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Windows’ cut of Microsoft revenue drops to two-year low

Windows’ contribution last quarter to Microsoft’s revenue hit its lowest point since Vista’s swan song more than two years earlier, according to figures released by the company Thursday. For the quarter ending Dec. 31, the Windows division accounted for 22.7% of the company’s total sales, its lowest share since the 20.3% that the group recorded […]

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Ramnit Computer Worm Compromises 45K Facebook Logins

A computer worm that has traditionally targeted the financial industry has set its sights on social networking, recently stealing over 45,000 Facebook login credentials, according to security firm Seculert. In a statement, Facebook said the majority of the login credentials were outdated, but it was still notifying the affected users. The worm, known as Ramnit,

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Japan Reportedly Building Vigilante Virus Assassin Squad

Japan reportedly has paid Fujitsu $2.3 million to build a self-replicating assassin squad — a computer virus it can set loose in the network to track down and eliminate other viruses. Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the Defense Ministry’s Technical Research and Development Institute began developing the anti-viral virus in 2008. The government agency

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Why Windows 8 Tablets Will Surprise Everyone

Windows-based tablets haven’t been treated kindly by the test of time. Those released in the Windows XP era relied on wonky, stylus-based data entry, and even modern, touch-based tablets running Windows 7 are poor performers. Indeed, Microsoft has a troubled tablet history that the public isn’t soon to forget. This November, Forrester released a study

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