Security briefs


Mobile content gets an OK

McAfee Inc. has launched a new security program for mobile phones. The new McAfee OK program is a mobile content inspection and certification program that creates a trusted and safe content experience for mobile phone users. Designed for mobile content aggregators and network operators, the new program inspects mobile content such as ringer tones, images, video, or applications, and certifies that it does not contain any malicious or inappropriate material. The program is based on McAfee’s mobile detection technology, which complements the Symbian Signed program and has been deployed on more than 40 million devices worldwide, McAfee said.

Canadian firms still wary of hackers

Network security is regarded by executives in Canada and around the world as the single most important attribute of their network, according to the results of a global survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit for AT&T. The study, which polled 395 senior executives around the world, showed that 60 per cent of Canadian executives and 52 per cent of executives globally believe that a converged network provides better protection against IT security breaches. The cost of new equipment and implementation, however, were cited by Canadian firms as the major barriers to IP convergence. Canadian execs still view hackers as the worst security threat, cited by 67 per cent of respondents.


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