Google Buys Malware Research Firm Zynamics

Google has bought reverse-engineering and analysis tools firm Zynamics. Financial terms of the deal, announced on Tuesday, were undisclosed. 

Google’s security focus has been geared towards managing search engine optimisation (SEO), a tactic that causes links to fake-AV sites to appear prominently in searches for topical terms, and in the classification and blocking of malicious websites.  I expect that Zynamics existing malware analysis tools including BinDiff, BinNavi and VxClass,will aid in this effort.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/02/google_reverse_eng_buy/

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