The acquisitive McAfee has added ScanAlert to its stable of security services in a deal that could cost the anti-virus vendor up to $75 million.
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If anyone needed evidence that the standalone anti-spyware market is official dead (if it ever existed), along comes Webroot Software with Exhibit A, B and C.
Kim Cameron's IdentityBlog.com, a Web site run by Microsoft's chief architect of identity and access, has been hacked and defaced.
In the wake of this week's malware attacks using rigged PDF files, Microsoft has updated its security advisory to stress that the underlying flaw -- in the Windows operating system -- is still not fixed.
Trend Micro has bought Provilla to bolster its push into the red-hot (DLP) data leak prevention business but reports of a Symantec/Vontu hook-up appears to be premature.
Microsoft's Application Consulting & Engineering (ACE Team) has shipped XSSDetect, a free Visual Studio plug-in capable of flagging potential cross-site scripting issues in managed code.The tool, currently available as a beta download, is styled as a stripped-down version of Microsoft's Code Analysis Tool for .
Less than a year after successfully negotiating a US$1.5 million wrist-slap to to settle charges that it used sneaky tactics to install spyware on millions of computers, DirectRevenue (also known as Best Offers) has shut down operations.
Less than 24 hours after Adobe shipped a fix for a gaping hole affecting its Reader and Acrobat software, PDF files rigged with malware are beginning to land in e-mail spam filters.
Malicious hackers are exploiting a privilege escalation vulnerability in a copy protection application to launch malware attacks against Windows users.
As promised earlier this month, Adobe has shipped a fix for the URI protocol handling vulnerability that left a backdoor open on Windows XP machines with Internet Explorer 7 installed.