Microsoft buys Giant to attack spyware

Thursday, 16 December 2004, 5:37 PM EST

Microsoft today announced that it will beef up Windows security after buying Giant Company Software, a developer of anti-spyware and internet security offerings.

The Redmond firm will use intellectual property and technology from the acquisition to develop tools that will give "near-term relief" to Windows users by enhancing defences against spyware and other deceptive software.

By Robert Jaques at vnunet.

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