Netscape takes aim at spyware

Netscape on Wednesday released its latest browser, version 8.1, which adds features designed to better protect Web surfers against online scams such as spyware and phishing.

Netscape 8.1 offers built-in spyware and adware protection that scans files that Web users try to download as well as those that are sent to them without their interaction, according to a representative for Netscape, a division of Time Warner's America Online subsidiary. The updated browser will also let consumers run complete memory and disk scans.

Other security features include an updated blacklist of potential phishing sites and a security center people can access to see if they need to take action on their computer. Netscape 8.1 takes aim at spyware | CNET

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 25th January 2006 10:45PM