As we increasingly rely on the Internet to communicate and conduct
business, a secure computing platform has never been more important. Along
with the vast benefits of increased connectivity, new security risks
have emerged on a scale that few in our industry fully anticipated.
Microsoft's evil copyright-enforcing prototype codenamed "Palladium" is going to be renamed to avoid a lawsuit from a smaller unnamed company.
On Friday, the company said that the name Palladium had become tarnished by controversy surrounding some elements of Microsoft's security push. In additional, it faced a potential legal battle with a small firm over the Palladium name.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is pledging to continue improvements to security in his company's products, part of a high-stakes campaign to convince large customers that Windows software is safe.
Source: OS Opinion
Uncle Bill just can't get away from hackers! Apparently, smartphones using Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) new operating system have become a target for digital miscreants.
According to a report on the Net, Orange, the first digital phone maker to bring a product to market using Microsoft's new OS, is working with Uncle Bill to investigate whether hackers are sending "rogue software to cell phones using Microsoft's Smartphone 2002 operating system."