Archive

McAfee Agrees to SEC Fine, Looks to Future

Computer security software firm McAfee has agreed to pay a US$50 million fine to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in order to settle charges that it pumped up revenue and earnings during the dot-com craze. The fine will help McAfee settle charges that it exaggerated both sales and earnin...

Cisco To Buy Protego Networks in $65 Million Deal

Cisco Systems today announced plans to buy privately held Protego Networks, part of a year-long acquisition spree aimed at rounding out Cisco's network security offerings. Cisco said it would pay US$65 million in cash for Protego, which was founded in 2002 by two former Cisco executives and makes se...

Symantec Buys Veritas in $13.5 Billion Deal

Merger mania found its way back into the software space today, with security firm Symantec saying it would pay US$13.5 billion to acquire Veritas Software. The deal creates the fourth-largest software firm in the world and with Veritas' storage software and Symantec's strength in security, creates a...

Trend Micro Hopes To Spread Mobile Antivirus

Trend Micro is giving away its antivirus and anti-spam software for smartphones until June, the company announced today, but how necessary that software is remains unclear. "It's a solution in search of a problem," analyst Ed Moyle of SecurityCurve told TechNewsWorld. Moyle added, however, that the ...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

DeepNines President Dan Jackson on Network Security

With their bottom lines and corporate reputations at risk, many security professionals, tired of only being able to react to viruses, worms and compromised network performance are looking for ways to prevent degradation and infection. DeepNines Technologies has developed a scalable, platform-indepen...

Network Associates Closes Up on Microsoft Bid Talk

The chief executive of Network Associates quashed speculation Tuesday that his company is in talks to be acquired by Microsoft, cutting into earlier gains made by the stock, which still managed to close up nearly 4 percent. Shares in the Santa Clara, California-based company ended off their best lev...

NEWS BRIEF

Network Associates Denies Microsoft Acquisition Rumor

George Samenuk, chairman and CEO of Network Associates, sent an e-mail to all company staff reassuring them that rumors of a Microsoft takeover are not true. "Many of you have seen the article in Computer Reseller News (CRN) which says that Network Associates is being acquired by Microsoft," said th...

Oil Drops, Earnings Boost Stocks to Gains

Oil prices dropped for the second straight day on news that inventories grew more than expected, while good earnings news helped lift U.S. stocks higher Wednesday. Crude oil prices fell after a U.S. report showed higher-than-expected inventory levels on hand heading into the peak of the summer vacat...

Cisco Teams with Trend Micro for Defense

Networking giant Cisco and server-level antivirus specialist Trend Micro have announced an extension of their existing collaboration to provide worm and virus detection-and-prevention services. A rough year of worm outbreaks and other security issues increased pressure on the San Jose-based company ...

Virus Writers Battle in War of Worms

Like a city corner that has fallen victim to the graffiti tag signs of rival gangs, the Internet has now become the basis of a war of words and worms between virus writers, who are unleashing virus variants to eat one another's work and spread to more computers. The exchange among virus writers and ...

Tech Companies Team Up for Internet Security

With a mission squarely focused on securing the Internet through public policy, private industry participation and education, a dozen top security companies have formed the Cyber Security Industry Alliance, announced at the RSA security conference in San Francisco this week. The companies, including...

CONSUMER REPORT

Phishing Scams Jump 52 Percent in One Month

The amount of Internet fraud perpetrated using a practice known as "phishing" increased 52 percent from December to January, according to the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). In January, there were 176 new, unique attack types reported to the group, compared with 116 in December, the organization...

ANALYSIS

Security Still Reigns as Wireless ‘Weakest Link’

Although companies are tightening the security of Windows-based servers, they face some unknown risks when corporate data takes to the streets on mobile devices such as PDAs, notebook computers and USB memory drives. Many are finding that sound policy is their greatest weapon against data loss. "A p...

Doomjuice Worm Puts New Squeeze on IT

Computer security experts thought the impact of MyDoom would fade on February 12th, as the program reportedly was designed to terminate itself on that date. Instead, MyDoom's creators are suspected of masterminding a new malware attack that started Monday. The new worm, Doomjuice, landed on every co...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Network Security Evolves: An Interview with CA’s Ian Hameroff

Computer Associates announced this week at Comdex that it will offer a free one-year subscription to its eTrust EZ Armor antivirus and firewall desktop security suite. TechNewsWorld turned to Ian Hameroff, Security Strategist and Director of Research and Response at Computer Associates, to talk abou...

LinuxInsider Channels