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The Sober worm, which uses phony messages from the FBI and CIA to get people to open infected E-mail, may turn out to be the worst one ever. E-mail security firm Postini says the attack was twice as large any in its record book. ...

Nora Denzel, senior VP and general manager of HP's Software Global Business Unit, resigned for personal reasons. Denzel helped the company's software unit return to profitability recently. ...

Records-storage firm Iron Mountain says it will pay $42 million to buy the rest of LiveVault, another information-management and archiving vendor. Iron Mountain already owns 14% of the company, which has 2,000 customers. ...

Mozilla says there were more than 2 million downloads of the new version of its Firefox Web browser in the 48 hours after it was released. ...

Microsoft is testing two new services: online classified ads that let people sell personal items over the company's instant-messaging, social-networking, or local search services; and expanded testing of a consumer antivirus service. ...

Skype upgraded its Internet telephone service by adding video calling and an Outlook toolbar to find and dial contacts with a click.

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