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Security

Defensive maneuvering against Net threats

Confusion over Skype security threat clears up; Opera adds a security alert layer to its browser.

There are innumerable ways you can get into trouble using Web software, but there are plenty of ways to guard against getting into trouble in the first place.

Researchers now characterize threat to Skype instant-messaging tool as a Trojan horse, not a worm.
December 20, 2006

Messages sent via Skype's IM tool ask users to download a file, which can steal a password, other information, security firm says.
December 19, 2006

New features are designed to alert users if the site they are visiting is legitimate or a phishing front.
December 19, 2006

In a deal valued at $20 million, Check Point Software Technologies gels a new growth strategy: buy others.
December 19, 2006

In some cases, the antiphishing feature that protects against fraudulent Web sites in Internet Explorer 7 bogged down Windows PCs.
December 15, 2006

Average MySpace password has eight characters, expert says. But no password is secure if you fall for a phishing scam.
December 15, 2006

Aimed at flaws in software that downloads with Messenger, update is called "highly critical" by one security company.
December 15, 2006

"Big Yellow" hits systems running Symantec's corporate antivirus tools, warns eEye Digital Security. Symantec says attacks are limited.
December 15, 2006