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Google, Facebook, Others Team Up to Battle Malicious Ads
2012-06-15 06:54:44

Much like how legendary comic book super heroes joined forces to form the Avengers or the Justice League, some of the super-powers of the Internet are teaming up to keep Web surfers safe from viruses, scams, and spyware associated with advertisements. According to Engadget, AOL, Facebook, Google, Twitter and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) have formed the Ads Integrity Alliance, a group that has evolved from the StopBadware organization originally formed in 2006. The group will...

2012-01-18 15:00:00

SiteLock LLC, a leader in website security, today announced a new strategic alliance with nonprofit anti-malware organization StopBadware. StopBadware works to make the Web safer through the prevention, mitigation, and remediation of badware websites. The SiteLock-StopBadware partnership will further protect people and organizations from becoming victims of malware. St Johns, FL (PRWEB) January 18, 2012 SiteLock LLC, a global leader in website security for online businesses, today announced...

2011-03-04 11:28:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and NEW YORK, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon is teaming up with nonprofit organization StopBadware to help protect Internet users from security threats like computer and mobile spyware, viruses and other malware. During the next three years, the organizations will work together on issues ranging from educating small businesses about badware to developing approaches to help smartphone phone users protect their handsets. Badware is software that disregards -- often...

2009-05-19 10:07:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three of the world's leading cybersecurity groups today launched a new initiative to combat malicious software (malware) by establishing a "Chain of Trust" among all organizations and individuals that play a role in securing the Internet. Developed by the Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC), National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and StopBadware.org, the Chain of Trust Initiative will link together security vendors, researchers, government agencies,...

2009-03-17 10:11:00

Site is a joint effort of Consumer Reports WebWatch and the StopBadware.org project at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society CAMBRIDGE, Mass., and YONKERS, N.Y., March 17, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- StopBadware.org and Consumer Reports WebWatch announced today the full launch of BadwareBusters.org, a new online community for people looking for help preventing and countering viruses, spyware, and other "badware" on their computers and websites. Viruses and spyware...

2009-02-19 13:29:00

YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 19 - If you use social media and networking Web sites such as Facebook and MySpace, you may not be aware of important personal privacy concerns until something embarrassing happens. Consumer Reports WebWatch has published a guide to help you avoid that, while navigating our increasingly complicated digital lives, called "Photos on the Web: A Consumers Guide" at http://www.consumerwebwatch.org/pdfs/photos_report.pdf Written by WebWatch adviser Fred Ritchin, director of...

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2009-02-01 06:00:00

Internet search giant Google had a 55-minute malfunction in its search service Saturday morning, in which users throughout the world were given search results that carried erroneous safety warnings and non-working Web links. "What happened? Very simply, human error," Google explained in a posting on the company's blog. The company apologized for any inconvenience caused to users and site owners whose Web pages were mistakenly labeled unsafe. Google acknowledged that all its search results...

2008-12-17 15:00:00

Unique In-Depth Survey of New York State Internet Users Notes Problems with Online Auctions, Badware, Protecting Personal Data ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Be careful what personal information you part with when making last-minute online holiday shopping purchases. Almost one in five New York state Internet users received a notification from their bank or credit card issuer in the last year saying personal or financial information had been compromised. There are many...

2008-09-10 21:00:11

By JAKE STUMP A popular search engine has been warning Internet users to avoid the West Virginia State Bar's Web site or risk their computer going haywire. However, this morning, Google's warnings about the site had been removed. Strong warnings were prominent Tuesday. Visitors to www.wvbar.org had been putting themselves at risk of downloading malware, a term derived from 'malicious software,' according to Internet search giant Google and its partner, StopBadware.org. The State Bar,...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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