Antivirus startup Dasient flocks off to Twitter
Bought-up securo biz and social site make tweet love
Twitter has acquired anti-malware startup Dasient. Financial terms of the deal, announced Monday, were undisclosed.
Twitter chirps about acquisiton
Dasient launched a web-based anti-malware platform in 2009, following up with technology designed to restrict the spread of malicious ads a year later. In joining Twitter, Dasient said it plans to wind down its existing businesses in order to concentrate its resources on making Twitter more secure.
Twitter bought Whisper Systems, employer of noted security researcher Moxie Marlinspike, to boost its efforts in encryption last November, so the Dasient deal is not the first time the micro-blogging biz has brought in third-party security expertise. ®
Man, good luck getting one of -those- suckers through airport security.
"The bible says that as many rich people will go to heaven as camels can fit through the eye of a needle. This is our third attempt. It's only a bit impressive, I know - but you should see the camel."
It's nice to see some form of social media taking security seriously, I am not a fan of social networking but I have to say twitter is impressing me at the moment.
@ David W. I read a interview about Moxie a while ago, apparently it is his chosen name i.e. one he prefares to go by, but is "real" on his birth certificate name is known to a hand full of people outside his family. Some one in the comments pointed out with his sailing history / experience it's no wonder he took the name Marlinspike as it's a really useful tool, it looks like a freaking huge sewing needle made from metal about 6 - 12 in long wiki has a picture that put's it much better http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Marlinespike-hitch-ABOK-2030.jpg
If that name is real, it's got to rank up there with 'Trent Reznor' and 'Dieter Quester' on the all-time-coolest-names board.