Spyware test confusion

Several security vendors are collaborating to set standards that will identify and eliminate spyware while making it easier for businesses to compare anti-spyware vendors’ products.

McAfee, Symantec, Trend Micro, ICSA Labs and Thompson Cyber Security Labs have joined forces to provide product tests based on standard third-party evaluation criteria, using common samples for detecting and testing.

According to security experts, spyware and other unwanted technologies are among the fastest growing risks to consumers and companies, increasing at up to 100 per cent year over year.

As a result of the new collaboration, the security vendors, who claim few product testers document their test samples or methods, and use small sample sets, say they intend to eliminate this confusion.


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