Microsoft on viruses and malware: It's not our fault, guv.

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Turns out that the vast majority of virus attacks are against badly-written third-party software, rather than Windows itself. So claims Microsoft, anyway, in the graph to the right. In XP, 58% of attacks target third party software, and in Vista, 94% target third-parties. The most popular targets are Apple’s Quicktime, Realplayer and Winzip.

When you drill down to the top ten browser vulnerabilities, Microsoft admit that they account for half of the biggest flaws on XP, including by far the top one, but on Vista, they don’t feature in the top ten at all – the number one place goes to a bit of software called Baofeng, which I suspect is a toolbar of some sort…

Alanis Morissette releases single on Motorola W270 phone, now isn't that ironic, don't you think?

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Alanis Morissette must’ve turned green with envy when Ricky Martin collaborated with Kingston to release some new tracks on a USB stick, as it’s just been announced she’s teamed up with Motorola to offer the song ‘Underneath’ on the W270 phone.

It’ll be in the form of a preloaded track on the W270, and will be a sneak peek at the angsty songstress’s album being released in June. Sadly (for the diehard Alanis fans) it’ll only be available in Brazil, where it will…