Security

Security firms batten hatches

From Symantec to Check Point, everyone's jockeying to contend with the arrival of Microsoft OneCare.

From Symantec to Check Point, everyone's jockeying to contend with the arrival of Microsoft OneCare.

ZoneAlarm adds ID theft protection

Update to ZoneAlarm products includes tools to keep personal data safe. It's priced to compete with Microsoft's OneCare.
Video: ZoneAlarm steps up one notch in security
June 5, 2006

Vista plays hide-and-seek with hackers

Windows update beta aims to foil attacks by loading key system files in different locations each time the PC starts.
June 1, 2006

Symantec to keep watch over Web transactions

Norton Confidential, due later this year, promises to protect consumers as they conduct business on the Internet.
May 31, 2006

Microsoft security product makes official debut

Windows Live OneCare goes on sale in the U.S., marking Redmond's official entry into consumer antivirus.
Video: One on one with OneCare
May 31, 2006

Symantec challenge to OneCare faces delay

Now called Norton 360, the next-generation security software could miss September delivery date.
May 31, 2006

McAfee sends 'Falcon' after Symantec, Microsoft

Consumer security software due out this summer is pitted against Microsoft's OneCare and Symantec's upcoming "Genesis."
May 30, 2006

Symantec patches antivirus worm hole

Company works through the holiday weekend to fix hole in corporate antivirus products that could let a worm spread.
Flaw found in Symantec software
May 30, 2006

Microsoft bug-checking tools promise fewer crashes

Company delivers new versions of source code analysis tools that seek to eliminate common flaws in driver software.
May 26, 2006

Oracle exec hits out at 'patch' mentality

Security chief says instead of thinking about software reliability, developers are tied to a "patch, patch, patch" culture.
May 26, 2006

Microsoft advises 'safe mode' for Word

Following at least one targeted attack that exploits a flaw, company suggests running Office application in restricted mode.
May 23, 2006

Collision course for Symantec and Microsoft

Its lawsuit against Microsoft could put the brakes on Vista as competition between the companies heats up.
May 22, 2006

Thompson on Symantec's future

videos Symantec CEO sits down with CNET News.com's Joris Evers and outlines why he believes Symantec will stay ahead of Redmond.
May 18, 2006