20-year-old 'botmaster' faces years behind bars

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Jeanson James Ancheta, a well-known member of the "Botmaster Underground" who pleaded guilty in January to federal charges of conspiracy, fraud and damaging U.S. government computers, was given the longest sentence for spreading computer viruses,...

Microsoft bars Windows pirates

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Many people using pirated copies of Windows XP will get no help from Microsoft to make their PC safer. The software giant has decided that a forthcoming update to XP will not...

Winamp locks onto Windows title bars

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Programmers on Friday released a software addition for AOL Time Warner's Winamp media player that adds controls to the title bar of Windows applications, a move that apparently ignores Microsoft's interface guidelines for third-party software...

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