The proposed SOPA legislation sucks; there’s no two ways around it. Unfortunately, despite the fact that SOPA could break the Internets, many of the top business organizations around still support the ridiculous act. To show their displeasure, some of the big tech companies that are members of these organizations are taking their proverbial balls and going home. We’ve already reported that Google may quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce due to the Chamber’s staunch SOPA support, and now Kapersky has announced that it is leaving the Business Software Alliance for the very same reason.
Windows PCs don't exactly have a reputation for security, but Microsoft's trying to change that. When smug know-it-alls claim that Windows PCs have more viruses than a public toilet, Microsoft points to the PatchGuard driver signing system on 64-bit Windows as their way of saying "Nuh-uh!" PatchGuard keeps the baddies from getting high-level privileges on Windows machines. Bad news: Kapersky's reporting that a new malware program that targets Windows 64-bit users has figured a way around the protection.