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Tax Season Scams: How to Avoid the Fake Refund Cons

Uncle Sam isn't the only one looking to collect from taxpayers this year: A rapidly growing number of Internet scammers are also using the guise of the IRS to siphon money out of consumers' pockets, security experts say.

Norton Everywhere May Be Symantec's Mobile Moneymaker

Symantec is the global leader in the security software market, but its share of that market has been declining. Can its Norton Everywhere initiative leverage the companies strength in the PC world into the domain of smartphones and tablets?

Big Tech's Buying Binge: Who Will Be Acquired Next?

IBM, Oracle, Hewlett Packard and Intel have been on a buying spree of late, and it's virtually guaranteed that they'll be purchasing more companies over the next several months. But which companies will they target next? Here are eight strong possibilities you might want to buy into.

Intel Secures $7.68 Billion Deal for McAfee

Chipmaker Intel surprised Wall Street Thursday with a deal to purchase security software maker McAfee. Intel said that the acquisition highlights the fact "that security is now a fundamental component of online computing."

IBM Locks Up a Deal for IT Security Firm BigFix

IBM's software company shopping spree continued this week with a deal to purchase BigFix, a top player in the red-hot IT security market. While the deal terms were not disclosed, the rumor is that the price tag for the privately held firm came to $400 million or so.

Symantec Doubles Down on Encryption With Two Buys

To help secure its own business future, security software heavyweight Symantec is jumping into the the encryption and data protection market with the purchase of two companies -- PGP and GuardianEdge Technologies -- for a total of $370 million in cash.

McAfee Offers Refunds for a Faulty Update

Security software giant McAfee is rolling out a reimbursement and free subscription program to those who downloaded its faulty security update, which caused some computers to continually re-boot.

Haiti Earthquake Brings Charity Scams Out of the Woodwork

Within hours of last week's earthquake in Haiti, charities were scrambling to respond to the catastrophe. So too were cyber-criminals, who were looking to exploit unwitting Internet users seeking to donate to the relief effort. It has gotten so bad, the FBI and others have issued warnings to the public.

Yahoo Drawn Into Google's Cyber War With China

Yahoo was drawn into the growing cyber-war between Google and the Chinese government after it declared its support of the U.S.-based search giant. Google threatened to pull out of China after it became the victim of a massive cyber attack that is believed to be masterminded by the Chinese government.