The CEO of Comodo, a vendor of free Internet security software, has invited Symantec to an anti-virus product showdown where he has already predicted free software will fare better than paid Norton software. Drawing a useful conclusion may prove tricky, warns a security consultant
Last week, a routine update to security software from McAfee Inc. incorrectly identified a Windows XP service pack 3 executable file as malware. Companies that were affected can contact McAfee tech support for details of a free year of security review services
Apple Computer Inc. has warned Windows users that a very small number (under 1 per cent) of its latest iPod (with video) models are affected by a virus. Just 25 reports concerning this problem have been received by Apple so far. The problem does not affect data on infected PCs.