Virus Fighters Cant Keep Up

At 5:07 p.m. on Dec. 21 a year ago this week, the Santy worm arrived at Kaspersky Lab in Moscow via an E-mail message. It was immediately assessed, categorized, and routed to a virus analyst. By 6 p.m., the analyst had dissected the worm and generated a binary signature that the lab's antivirus software could use to block it. But such a quick response to malware is becoming difficult, and in some cases even an hour may be too long. Fast-propagating malware has been on the increase in recent months, and companies that develop and sell software to stop new forms of damaging code admit they're having difficulty keeping up. Security Pipeline | Virus Fighters Can't Keep Up

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 19th December 2005 7:50AM