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StopBadware goes nonprofit with funding from Google, others

Four-year-old anti-malware effort leaves Harvard's Berkman Center to become standalone nonprofit.

By January 25, 2010


Google, Facebook, Twitter take on bad ads

Members of Ads Integrity Alliance will share information about scams and malware distributed via ads.

By June 13, 2012


Week in review: On the go with Google

Google takes us from the seas to space, while tech giants grapple with security issues. Also: DTV switchover delay.

By February 6, 2009


Google taking security a little too seriously?

An apparent problem with Google's malware detector leads to mayhem on a Saturday morning.

By January 31, 2009


Google warns entire Internet is malware

For about an hour Saturday morning, Google listed every site on the Internet as potentially harmful to your computer. At first, Google blamed the problem on StopBadware.org but later had to eat crow.

By January 31, 2009


IE 8 beta gives other browsers a run for their money

With the newest public beta version of its Internet Explorer browser, Microsoft meets, and in some cases exceeds, the security features available in other browsers.

By August 27, 2008


Opera 9.5 to include antimalware protection

The safeguards, provided by Haute Secure, rely upon a community of dedicated users to inform the product when to block and when not.

By June 6, 2008


Beware the innocent web site

There is no safe neighborhood on the Internet.

By May 8, 2008


Sears, Kmart community software called 'badware'

Despite changes to its site, My SHC Community remains on the StopBadware list.

By January 8, 2008


RealPlayer named by StopBadware.org

The antispyware organization says RealNetworks needs to disclose installations of advertising software and Rhapsody before users install updates.

By January 31, 2008