Stories by Jeremy Kirk

McAfee updates managed cloud security service

McAfee's latest version of its managed security service includes new features that let companies scan their Web sites for vulnerabilities as well as check for compliance with payment-card industry standards for handling financial data.

Written by Jeremy Kirk21 July 09 05:10

Reports: Microsoft and Yahoo close to search ad deal

In less than a week, Microsoft could reach an alliance with Yahoo that could compete better with Google in online search advertising, according to media reports.

Written by Jeremy Kirk20 July 09 08:32

Survey finds one in six consumers act on spam

About one in six consumers have at some time acted on a spam message, affirming the economic incentive for spammers to keep churning out millions of obnoxious pitches per day, according to a new survey.

Written by Jeremy Kirk15 July 09 04:46

Investigation into cyberattacks stretches around the globe

British authorities have launched an investigation into the recent cyberattacks that crippled Web sites in the U.S. and South Korea, as the trail to find the perpetrators stretches around the world.

Written by Jeremy Kirk15 July 09 04:19

Twitter suspends accounts of users with infected computers

Twitter is suspending the accounts of some users whose computers have fallen victim to a well-known piece of malicious software that has targeted other sites such as Facebook and MySpace.

Written by Jeremy Kirk13 July 09 07:48

Vendor squabbles cause W3C to scrap codec requirement

The latest rewrite of the Web's mother tongue won't recommend the use of specific audio and video encoding formats that could make it cheaper and easier for people to distribute multimedia content.

Written by Jeremy Kirk03 July 09 05:48

Online banking device reads information from a screen

As German banks layer more security into their online banking procedures, security vendor Gemalto has launched a device it says makes completing transactions easier.

Written by Jeremy Kirk26 June 09 02:07

China remains spam haven due to 'bulletproof' hosting

An overwhelming majority of Web sites promoted through spam are hosted in China at service providers that many times choose to ignore complaints and allow illegal activity, according to research from the University of Alabama.

Written by Jeremy Kirk27 June 09 03:07

Adobe issues update for Shockwave Player

Adobe Systems has released a patch for its Shockwave Player to fix a critical vulnerability, the company wrote on its security blog on Tuesday.

Written by Jeremy Kirk25 June 09 06:16

Post-acquisition, MessageLabs harmonizes with Symantec

Symantec has taken a relatively hands-off approach with its integration of hosted messaging provider MessageLabs since its acquisition of the company in November 2008, according to MessageLabs' former CEO.

Written by Jeremy Kirk25 June 09 04:21

Free security product vets Twitter links

As Twitter becomes increasingly abused by hackers, Finjan Software released on Tuesday a free browser add-on with a new feature that scans links and warns if they point to a page containing malware.

Written by Jeremy Kirk23 June 09 22:24

EU progressing on information infrastructure policy

The European Union is refining a set of guidelines that would strengthen its ability to respond to computer security crises as well as ensure Internet infrastructure in member countries is more resilient.

Written by Jeremy Kirk19 June 09 01:04

Industry, military experts discuss murky cyberwar issues

Nations increasingly touched by cyberattacks are still in the very early stages of figuring out how to deal with incidents that could escalate into critical national security threats.

Written by Jeremy Kirk18 June 09 00:38