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  • Symantec, Yahoo partner on security

    The deal will allow Symantec to offer client security products to Yahoo's users. It could also help Symantec gain leverage against Microsoft. 

  • Security Blog Log: Has CSI/FBI survey jumped the shark?

    Also: A sign the government may finally be getting it on information security, and Blue Pill's creator explains why the effort should be taken seriously. 

  • Symantec: Searching for a strategy?

    After phasing out some appliances and watching EMC reel in RSA, some say Symantec is strategically adrift. To correct its course, experts say it must satisfy the demand for better product integration. 

  • Russinovich now belongs to Microsoft

    Winternals and its well-known technical leader, Mark Russinovich, are now part of Microsoft. The software giant has acquired Winternals for an undisclosed fee. 

  • Report: SMB security spending jumps 23%

    A new survey points to double-digit increases in security spending for the foreseeable future, as small and medium-sized businesses grow increasingly reliant on IT. 

  • Report: EMC may be near deal to purchase RSA Security

    RSA Security has been looking for a buyer for several months, according to The New York Times, and its board of directors may accept an acquisition offer as soon as this weekend. 

  • RSA Security acquired by EMC for $2.1 billion

    EMC confirms that it will buy RSA Security for just under $2.1 billion. Observers say RSA faced a choice of either selling out at its peak or carrying on with a questionable strategy dependant on acquisitions. 

  • Security Bytes: Strategic shift at Symantec leads to 80 layoffs

    New flaws and exploits surface in Internet Explorer; Apple fixes Mac OS X bugs; a new data security bill is filed; and F-Secure fixes a flaw in its antivirus products. 

  • Microsoft and the peril of predatory pricing

    This week in Security Blog Log, a Sunbelt Software executive worries about Microsoft's security pricing practices while others focus on the Excel zero-day threat. 

  • Microsoft, industry prepare for Gates' transition

    As Bill Gates starts to step back from his day-to-day role, the industry recalls what he has meant to Microsoft and to all of computing. Plus, can Gates' deputies fill the void?