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Windows Security: Archive: May 2010 

Symantec Eyes Cloud Security for Smartphones, Internet Devices

The world's largest security software maker invested an undisclosed amount in Mocana, a San Francisco security firm that specializes in protecting connected devices beyond the PC.

Enhance Desktop Security Using Virtualization

Using PC virtualization can add a layer of defense against malware and other types of security compromises to your desktop.

Eight Whole Disk Encryption Options

Whether you need a free solution or have a budget to spend, whole disk encryption is a must-have. We lay out a few good alternatives.

Microsoft Warns of Hole in 64-bit Windows

Microsoft says it's working on a patch for a security vulnerability discovered in some 64-bit versions of Windows and Windows Server, but downplays the risk of system takeovers.

Software Piracy Cost Companies $51B: BSA Report

Global software piracy continued virtually unabated in 2009, costing software developers an estimated $51 billion, according to a survey by the Business Software Alliance.

Security Firm Finds Gaps in Popular AV Software

Researchers at Matousec are warning that a kernel-level attack can be used by hackers to bypass leading security software applications for Windows-based PCs and devices.

Patch Tuesday Plugs Holes in Microsoft Windows, Office

Microsoft releases two 'critical' patches for Windows and Office in May's Patch Tuesday drop, making things a little easier for IT administrators compared to last month.

Yahoo Messenger Users Targeted By Clever Worm

Instant messaging fans using Yahoo Messenger have been infected by a worm that's disguised as a photo link from a member of a user's contact list.

Microsoft: Only Two 'Critical' Patches Coming Tuesday

May's "Patch Tuesday" drop will be relatively painless, with only two "critical" patches to deal with. But why isn't last week's SharePoint flaw being addressed?

IE Use Continues to Drop

Perhaps because of security concerns, use of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser has continued to drop worldwide.