Quoted in Forbes.com: New Computer Virus? Inform The Crowd

New Computer Virus? Inform The Crowd
Author: EMC Contributor Michael O’Dwyer


Sorin Mustaca, an IT security expert at Avira, a global provider of anti-virus solutions headquartered in Tettnang, Germany, says, “the biggest threat when dealing with vulnerabilities or patches is that attackers are faster to use the intelligence than the vendors can create the patch or customers are able to apply it.”

As hackers enjoy the benefits of new technology, the source of threats can become more difficult to isolate. Mustaca says that attacks from distributed networks, known as botnets, make it particularly difficult to track down the source of an attack. In such cases, the network owners themselves are often unaware their systems have been hijacked and are being used remotely by hackers as part of a botnet.



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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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