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Malware Advancing Faster Than Companies Can Analyze It
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Bprince,
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3/11/2012 | 4:56:50 PM
re: Malware Advancing Faster Than Companies Can Analyze It
17 percent sounds pretty low to me. I'm a little skeptical of that stat.
Brian Prince, InformationWeek/Dark Reading Comment Moderator
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ANON1250191116861,
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3/14/2012 | 12:22:43 AM
re: Malware Advancing Faster Than Companies Can Analyze It
Umm...- yes, Faster Than "Companies" Can Analyze.- It's already pretty interesting and about time viruses in general have come to meet SOME of my theories for-computer viruses in general,-while I was sitting in Calculus class back in high school in the 90's when most computers were not even connected to the Internet and those that were, simply used Dial-up Internet.
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As an Artificial Intelligence software developer, all the "work" that is needed for an anti-virus (malware / spyware / adware / whatever-ware) is simply defining certain conditions that are legitimate software behavior.- There's also the statstical analysis part that can zero in on the unlikely.- A.I. can quickly see things humans may take forever to realize or may not realize at all!
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Automatically determining a "computer virus" would be a bit more difficult than automatically determining "spam" (email), but it is still possible.- I'm not going to say "how" and give clues to virus writters.-
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If an analyst ONLY looks at a computer to analyze viruses and their patterns.... FAIL!- Also, one's perceptions are weak if they don't even realize there's several CyberWars in progress.- And if one is pro-China, that doesn't help either.
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Ok... here's an easy tip: Analysts with an IQ of 160+ or have college degrees with an average GPA of-4.0 or above will definitely speed solutions delivery.- ;-)- And if a company already has a "brain system" that can analyze on top of its own analysis, there wouldn't be too big of-a problem combating malware / spyware / adware.
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My final tip here...- Can a computer in a business network be pinged from outside the network?- If so, there's a problem right there in the form of a "tip of the ice berg" problem.


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