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  • Mac attack: Vendors mull security software for OS X

    Posted March 4, 2008 - 10:39 am

    Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab has a prototype version of its virus protection software waiting in the wings in case Apple Mac OS X suddenly becomes a target of choice for hackers.
  • Major vendors join OpenID board

    Posted February 7, 2008 - 2:00 pm

    IBM, Google, Microsoft, Verisign and Yahoo have joined the corporate board of the OpenID Foundation, giving a boost to the group's efforts to simplify the process of signing into Web sites.
  • Forgotten IT chores may have led to bank meltdown

    Posted February 4, 2008 - 11:05 am

    The losses caused by one trader at the French bank Société Générale don't necessarily point to a failure of its IT systems but perhaps bungled deployment.
  • Yahoo to support OpenID single sign-on

    Posted January 17, 2008 - 3:33 pm

    People with a Yahoo user name and password will be able to use that ID information to access non-Yahoo Web sites that support the OpenID 2.0 digital identity framework, reducing the amount of different log-in information people need to create, remember and enter online.
  • Yahoo tests support for OpenID

    Posted January 9, 2008 - 10:52 am

    Yahoo appears close to implementing OpenID, a Web authentication standard that relieves people of the need to remember multiple passwords to log into different Web sites.
  • Big brands slip up in antivirus tests

    Posted December 5, 2007 - 5:35 pm

    Many big-brand security products fail to spot commonly-circulating malware, testing outfit has Virus Bulletin found in its latest tests.
  • Anti-virus testing guidelines coming early next year

    Posted December 4, 2007 - 11:08 am

    Consumers should have more accurate information with which to compare security software suites under a new set of software testing guidelines to be finalized early next year.
  • Group pushing for open data portability stack

    Posted November 21, 2007 - 2:21 pm

    A new workgroup says the social networking-Web 2.0 boom has created a conundrum: How to securely deliver sets of personal data across the ever-growing flock of such applications and Web sites with a minimum of pain and complexity.
  • WabiSabi Labi aims to be more than an eBay for zero-days

    Posted September 25, 2007 - 10:41 am

    WabiSabi Labi Ltd., a Swiss start-up that caused a stir with the creation of an eBay Inc.-like marketplace for software vulnerabilities, plans to offer an intrusion-detection system and will open up its auction site to a wider range of intellectual property, according to a company executive.
  • Fujitsu targets corporate PCs with palm vein login

    Posted September 11, 2007 - 10:06 am

    Fujitsu Ltd. is targeting corporate desktop computer access with new versions of its palm vein biometric scanner.
  • Nokia, Intel beef up new security appliance

    Posted September 6, 2007 - 9:23 am

    Nokia Corp. added a new appliance to its network security range that has more processing muscle -- the first product to come out of its collaboration with Intel Corp.
  • Symantec declares Chinese offer a success, withholds numbers

    Posted July 16, 2007 - 10:46 am

    Symantec Corp. declared its compensation offer for Chinese users who saw their computers damaged by a bad software update a success Sunday, but declined to say how many users had accepted the deal.
  • HP's India lab secures paper documents

    Posted July 13, 2007 - 9:23 am

    Hewlett-Packard Co. has developed a technology at its labs in Bangalore that secures paper documents against fraud, and integrates paper documents with electronic processes by allowing them to be used as a medium for transferring data.
  • Gloves come off in antivirus dispute

    Posted July 11, 2007 - 2:39 pm

    The war of words between Russian antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab and rival Rising Tech, has intensified after Kaspersky slapped a defamation lawsuit on the Chinese antivirus provider following its recent controversial comments.
  • Symantec takes heat over Chinese compensation offer

    Posted June 26, 2007 - 8:35 am

    Symantec Corp.'s attempt to make amends with Chinese users who saw their computers crippled by its antivirus software is off to a rocky start, with critics saying the company's compensation offer isn't good enough.
  • Symantec offers compensation for bad software update

    Posted June 25, 2007 - 8:53 am

    More than a month after Symantec Corp. knocked out 50,000 Chinese PCs with a bad software update, the company is ready to offer compensation. But Chinese users eligible for the offer have to act fast; it's only good for a couple of weeks.
  • McAfee puts Total Protection 2.0 into beta

    Posted June 20, 2007 - 9:25 am

    McAfee Inc. has released beta version of its next-generation Total Protection 2.0 consumer security software.
  • EMC buys authentication service provider Verid

    Posted June 4, 2007 - 8:51 am

    Looking to extend its RSA division's authentication product line, EMC Corp. has purchased identity verification services vendor Verid Inc.
  • Symantec mobile security client delayed

    Posted May 30, 2007 - 12:40 am

    Symantec Corp. has delayed the release of its first security suite for Windows Mobile devices.
  • Microsoft funds new open-source digital ID projects

    Posted May 24, 2007 - 10:22 am

    As part of its plan to promote identity management across multiple platforms, Microsoft Corp. is funding several new projects to develop open-source versions of its digital-identity technology for information cards.
  • 3Com offers cheap IPS gateways

    Posted May 24, 2007 - 9:14 am

    3Com is jumping into the unified security business, with branch office and SMB gateways that include enterprise-grade security technology from its TippingPoint subsidiary.
  • Norton smartphone suite to ship next week

    Posted May 22, 2007 - 8:22 am

    Next week, Symantec Corp. will broaden its mobile security product line by shipping new products designed for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Mobile devices.
  • Malware to fight crime? Antivirus companies say no

    Posted March 15, 2007 - 3:27 pm

    German police officials have expressed interest in developing software tools to help them surveil computer users who may be involved in crime. The tools might include types of software similar to those used in online fraud and theft schemes, such as programs that record keystrokes, logins and passwords. Security companies, however, are asserting that they wouldn't make exceptions to their software to accommodate, for example, Trojan horse programs planted by law enforcement on users' computers.
  • Sophos to integrate NAC into desktop security

    Posted March 15, 2007 - 1:24 pm

    Sophos PLC will weave network access control (NAC) functions into its client antivirus security product, Endpoint Security, over the next 12 months, the company's chief executive officer said on Thursday at Cebit in Hanover, Germany.
  • Researcher: Third-party AV products outperform OneCare

    Posted March 9, 2007 - 5:12 pm

    Nearly a year after Microsoft Corp. introduced Windows Live OneCare, the company's first foray into the security market is still getting low marks from analysts and users.
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