Christopher Saunders - Article Archives - Page 1

Google Buzz Gets Second Privacy Revamp

February 16, 2010
In a second major update, Google's week-old social service gets another makeover in response to user concerns over privacy.
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Media Spotlight Scatters a Botnet Host

November 14, 2008
ISPs spring into action after a mainstream publication fingers a U.S. Web hosting company for its role in the global spam and malware epidemic.
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Validian, Sony Team on Fingerprint-Secured IM

February 24, 2004
Biometric authentication meets encrypted, USB keychain-based enterprise instant messaging.
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Enterprise Gateways Weigh in on IM Spam

January 27, 2004
UPDATE: FaceTime launches 'challenge-response' for IM. Is it too aggressive?
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Yahoo! Clamps Down on IM Security, Mulls Upgrades

January 13, 2004
The IM giant temporarily knocks off unauthorized third-party users and patches a vulnerability, while exploring new add-ons to its client.
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Microsoft Responds to Latest IM Worm

January 5, 2004
Following the latest public instant messaging security woe, Redmond cautions continued vigilance.
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Yahoo! Faces Messenger Flaw

December 3, 2003
The public IM giant issues a patch to correct a potential ActiveX vulnerability.
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Instant Technologies Moves Into IM Security

November 17, 2003
The firm acquires Principle's IMtegrity -- and prepares to go head-to-head with established players in enterprise instant messaging logging.
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AOL, Microsoft Kill the Messenger

October 29, 2003
NetBIOS continues to pose spam and virus threats -- prompting the two giants to both adopt new policies.
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Report: IM Viruses on the Rise

October 1, 2003
A new study from Symantec highlights the need for instant messaging security solutions in the enterprise.
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Zone Labs Zeroes in on IM Security

August 21, 2003
The company offers an instant messaging gateway for small businesses, and plans an enterprise offering as part of its Integrity offerings.
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Microsoft Takes Security Steps with Messenger

August 20, 2003
After a series of embarrassing Windows vulnerabilities, Redmond moves to safeguard its consumer instant messaging clients -- spotlighting one of the chief risks associated with free, public IM.
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Secure IM on a Keychain

July 8, 2003
A look at Validian's enterprise instant messaging system, which hinges on authentication tied into a USB fob.
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Bringing Secure Video IM to the Browser

June 25, 2003
A look at Userplane's encrypted, Flash-based multimedia instant messaging client.
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Viruses Learn How to IM

May 16, 2003
The dark side of instant messaging bots.
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IMlogic, Vayusphere Move into Security

April 15, 2003
New offerings add content filtering and LDAP-based user privileges provisioning.
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Enterprise IM Spurs Privacy Concerns

November 18, 2002
The growing interest in enterprise-level instant messaging systems means good things for vendors -- but also has serious ramifications for workplace privacy.
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