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Symantec chief talks acquisitions, Cisco's snub

Symantec chairman and CEO John Thompson last week delivered a keynote speech to thousands of security professionals at the RSA Conference 2008 in the US. Ellen Messmer caught up with Thompson at the RSA event, where he expanded on a range of topics i...

PGP publishes encryption APIs

PGP Monday announced it plans to make its encryption interfaces openly available. In addition, the company announced it intends to obtain Common Criteria certification for its disk encryption and Universal Gateway Email products.

Behavior-based malware detection software on the way

Start-up NovaShield says that in May it will release its first security product for the PC, behavior-based detection software designed to catch, quarantine and eradicate malware not ordinarily detected by signature-based antivirus products.

Symantec offers endpoint encryption products

Symantec is taking its first step into desktop encryption by rebranding two endpoint security products from GuardianEdge, though the intent is to integrate the encryption capability into Symantec's own flagship desktop security product at some future...

Beware MonaRonaDona antivirus scam, researchers warn

If your computer gets infected with a Trojan called the "MonaRonaDona virus," be careful with what you use to wipe it off your computer, says antimalware software provider Kaspersky. MonaRonaDona is part of an elaborate scam to sell fake antivirus so...

Hillary Clinton spam sighted in the wild

The Hillary Clinton election campaign is being exploited in a spam message that tries to trick users into downloading a Trojan to their desktops by pretending to offer a link to a video of a Hillary Clinton campaign speech. "It's the first time we've...

Grisoft changes name to AVG Technologies

<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/031307-cebit-grisoft-releases-small-business.html">Grisoft</a> Wednesday said it has changed the name of its parent company to AVG Technologies N.V. AVG is its brand of <a href="http://www.networkworld.c...

IT pros, remote workers fess up to security lapses

Two separate security surveys this week on network access control reach similar conclusions: Employees have immoderate access rights, and management should face up to the challenge of reining in out-of-control access without sacrificing productivity ...

Google unbundles Postini security services

Google's Postini division is changing how it sells security services for antispam, antivirus and e-mail archiving to appeal to small and midsize enterprises that want lower entry costs, not expensive bundles.

Google blog used to spread malware

A Google-hosted blog is running phony security content that's linked to malware, as well as using Google's automated notification service to try to entice subscribers to click on an infected link, says one security expert.

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