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June 2, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Trend Micro Inc. and Network Associates Inc., both makers of software to combat computer viruses, said they've agreed to cross-license each other's patents and end protracted federal court litigation. Last month, the companies abruptly halted a trial in San Jose stemming from a patent infringement lawsuit filed in 1997 by Tokyo-based Trend Micro against Santa Clara, Calif.-based Network Associates and said they had reached an accord.
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June 2, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Trend Micro Inc. and Network Associates Inc., both makers of software to combat computer viruses, said they've agreed to cross-license each other's patents and end protracted federal court litigation. Last month, the companies abruptly halted a trial in San Jose stemming from a patent infringement lawsuit filed in 1997 by Tokyo-based Trend Micro against Santa Clara, Calif.-based Network Associates and said they had reached an accord.
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May 9, 2000 | CHARLES PILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While most Internet users viewed the recent "Love Bug" software virus outbreak with alarm, a few producers of anti-virus security software greeted the obnoxious pest with open arms. By providing e-mail users with the means to inoculate their PCs, the vendors are basking in a worldwide spotlight of free publicity.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2000 | CHARLES PILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While most Internet users viewed the recent "Love Bug" software virus outbreak with alarm, a few producers of anti-virus security software greeted the obnoxious pest with open arms. By providing e-mail users with the means to inoculate their PCs, the vendors are basking in a worldwide spotlight of free publicity.
BUSINESS
May 5, 2000
ILoveYou, the latest virus to plague computers worldwide, inspired investors to bid up stocks in companies that provide security for computer systems and data. But, like most of the technology sector, such companies are still well below their 52-week highs. How major technology security companies fared: *--* Thursday 52-week Stock (symbol) close change % gain high McAfee.com (MCAF) $28.00 +5.75 +25.8% $63.75 Trend Micro Inc. (TMIC) 16.94 +3.06 +22.1 32.25 SonicWall (SNWL) 74.25 +7.25 +10.8 133.
BUSINESS
November 4, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
A buxom, beautiful blond who promises to remove her slinky scraps of lingerie is the creation of online scammers. She's trying to trick unsuspecting Internet users into helping the scammers break the online barriers that banks and e-mail services set up to thwart crooks. The striptease is the latest attempt to defeat so-called CAPTCHA systems, short for Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart.
BUSINESS
April 26, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO — As it closes in on 1 billion users, Facebook Inc. has formed partnerships with five security software outfits to crack down on pfishing schemes. Facebook said Wednesday that Microsoft Corp., McAfee Inc., Trend Micro Inc., Sophos Ltd. and Symantec Corp. will join the fight to keep its users from sharing links to sites that install malware. Facebook also has its own tools in its arsenal and a vast database of malicious URLs. Facebook users, who number more than 900 million, post a ton of links, some from blacklisted sites.
BUSINESS
September 17, 1998 | P.J. Huffstutter
TouchStone Software Corp. in Huntington Beach has laid off a third of its staff since hiring a new president last month as the struggling company continues its cost-cutting efforts. The company, which makes computer diagnostic software, has been battling slumping sales, particularly with its antivirus products. Seeking to find new ways to shore up its bottom line and stabilize its executive suite, TouchStone hired software veteran Kenneth S. Forbes III as president and chief executive in August.
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June 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
A new computer virus, which looks like a harmless text file, has caused shutdowns of the e-mail systems at four Fortune 100 companies, antivirus experts said Monday. The virus does no harm to computer files, but similar to May's "Love Bug" virus, simply multiplies by sending itself out to everyone listed in the infected computer's address book. While users are warned about VisualBasic attachments, which appear with ".
BUSINESS
January 21, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
A new Internet virus that appeared to be spreading rapidly throughout Asia, Australia and Europe seemed to be slowing down late Tuesday. Computer security experts said the so-called worm, known as "Bagle" or "Beagle," has had little effect in the U.S. "The virus never had any legs," said Vincent Gullotto, vice president of research at Network Associates Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif.
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May 19, 2000 | Associated Press
A variant of the "Love Bug" computer virus has started spreading, virus experts said Thursday, and although it may not spread as fast as the original, it is much more destructive when it infects a computer. Computers at several large companies were infected late Thursday, said Dave Perry, spokesman at anti-virus software company Trend Micro Inc. At one company, all 5,000 computers were infected, he said.
BUSINESS
August 19, 2003 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
Call it the Battle of the Internet Worms. As the Blaster worm on Monday began its second week infecting computers, a variant emerged that exploits the same software vulnerability to invade PCs running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system. But instead of causing mischief, the new worm tries to disinfect machines carrying Blaster and then plug the hole that let both worms through. In a final act of selflessness, the worm is programmed to delete itself Jan. 1.
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