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Microsoft Joins Security Firms in Virus-Warning Pact

On the same day a new e-mail worm was found masquerading as a missive from Microsoft’s technical support, the software giant announced it would partner with Network Associates and Trend Micro to tackle high-risk viruses. The companies said the Virus Information Alliance (VIA) would create a special Web-based repository for information on viruses affecting Microsoft’s technology. Financial terms of the three-way deal were not released. Microsoft said it would host the repository in its TechNet security site. The companies said that, as founding members of Microsoft’s VIA, Network Associates and Trend Micro would work to help educate and protect Microsoft customers against the threat of malicious code attacks as well as emerging Internet threats. Full Story

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