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.
April 26, 2012 |
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.
November 4, 2007 |
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.
September 17, 1998 |
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.
June 20, 2000 |
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 ".
January 21, 2004 |
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.