Source: Yahoo! News
Microsoft's strategy of selling the Xbox, its video game console, at a loss has wrought an unforeseen consequence. Some users increasingly view the Xbox as a cheap appliance easily rigged to operate as a fully functioning personal computer.
Record labels and movie studios are eagerly anticipating the potential file protection capabilities of Microsoft Corp.'s Next-Generation Secure Computing Base technology, but new research contends the architecture's security features may also help pirates and file swappers protect their ill-gotten gains. ADVERTISEMENT
Microsoft acknowledged a security flaw in its popular Internet Passport service that left 200 million consumer accounts vulnerable to hackers and thieves -- an admission that could expose the company to a hefty fine from U.S. regulators.