Microsoft promises heavy investment to tackle security threats

Thursday, 17 February 2005, 2:40 PM EST

Microsoft is spending a third of its $6bn research and development budget on IT security.

Chairman Bill Gates speaking at the RSA conference admitted that security concerns were harming the potential of the internet to provide new services to the public.

He said that Microsoft was investing heavily to tackle security issues, including revamping its Internet Explorer web browser, updating Windows 2003 with features to quarantine rogue PCs on corporate networks and a raft of development efforts to curb spyware and phishing.

By Bill Goodwin at MicroScope.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Cloned, booby-trapped Dark Web sites steal bitcoins, login credentials

Apart from being a way for dissidents and journalists to do their business without being spotted and identified by "the powers that be", the Dark Web is also a place where criminals sell and buy illegal wares and services and, apparently, where they also get robbed by scammers.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Jul 3rd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //