Thu, Jan 26 2006 5:08
Netscape 8.1 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.
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
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