Saturday, February 04, 2006

New Bid To Tackle Spyware Scourge

Five computer security firms are collaborating on a common naming
system for spyware and will co-produce tools to remove the malicious

The initiative hopes to remove some of the current confusion caused by
anti-spyware firms managing their own labelling and removal methods.

The group said collaboration was needed as the amount of spyware in
circulation was rising by 50-100% per year.

The initiative will see ICSA Labs, McAfee, Symantec, Thompson Cyber
Security Labs and Trend Micro join forces to tackle spyware.

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