Strong stances on security

Symantec gets set for an "inevitable" battle with Microsoft, and a hacker gets nearly 5 years in prison.

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Symantec positions itself for an "inevitable" battle with Microsoft, and a judge hits a hacker with nearly 5 years in prison.

Symantec: Our security savvy will beat Microsoft

Innovation is the key, says CEO John Thompson, adding: "We know more about security than they ever will."
May 8, 2006

20-year-old 'botmaster' faces years behind bars

"Your worst enemy is your own intellectual arrogance," judge tells Jeanson James Ancheta, who must pay $60,000 in illicit gains.
May 9, 2006

Symantec eyes ID management

Other possible new markets include encryption and services for backups, archiving and e-mail.
May 8, 2006

Report: Vista to hit anti-spyware, firewall markets

Windows XP successor to largely eliminate need to run separate anti-spyware or firewall software, analyst report says.
May 7, 2006

California man pleads guilty to bot attack

Attack designed to install adware on compromised computers disrupted critical communications at Seattle hospital.
May 5, 2006

Wells Fargo warns of possible data theft

A computer containing confidential data about mortgage customers and prospective customers is missing and may have been stolen.
May 5, 2006

McAfee bites into Apple security

Launches antivirus for Mac, saying Apple's operating system is "just as vulnerable" to targeted attacks as its competitors.
May 5, 2006