Trend Micro Solicits Feedback on Virus Encyclopedia Beta
Trend Micro wants to borrow the eyes of beta testers to evaluate its new Virus Encyclopedia. The beta version of the encyclopedia includes new search criteria as well as the option for a printer-friendly format. Users who take the time to fill out the survey will receive a free one-year license to PC-cillin 2005 when it is released.
Participants are asked to compare the usability of the new beta Web site with the existing Virus Encyclopedia. Each section of the survey is accompanied by screenshots to make comparing the strengths and weaknesses of the two sites more convenient.
Yahoo! Patches Security Flaw in Messenger
Yahoo! has patched a flaw in the open source Portable Network Graphics (PNG) image format that is utilized by its real-time communications product Yahoo! Messenger. Yahoo! spokesperson Terrell Karlsten told BetaNews, "Beginning today, we are notifying users who are currently running Windows versions 6.0 to install the security update. Upon logging into Yahoo! Messenger, users will be prompted with a message window that invites them to update their service." Users may also download the new release separately.