Just two days ago I wrote a blog about a team effort to fight agains badwares through www.stopBADware.org now it’s our turn, the Security companies, to team up.
McAfee, Symantec, ICSA Labs ,Thompson Cyber Security Labs and of course Trend Micro has formed an alliance to standardize the naming and testing methodologies to be used on spyware. The testing methodologies and practices which will serve as a guideline can be viewed at http://www.spywaretesting.org/metadot/index.pl.
The alliance is rapidly gaining attention and other security companies are beginning to express their thoughts of joining in.
This is an important step for the security companies which shows their maturity. After all we all have one goal in mind. And that is to protect customers from spywares, adwares or any other warez which could do harm.