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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