The Rise of Rootkit Based Malware: Why anti spyware and anti virus software is no longer enough

There was a time there a little while back when it seemed that the security software companies finally had the hackers, criminals and unscrupulous businesses on the run. After years of difficulties with viruses, worms, Trojans and spyware, it appeared that maybe, just maybe the anti-virus (AV) and anti-spyware (AS) vendors were at last gaining the upper hand.

Such hopes, however, proved to be futile. The malware writers once again have the upper hand and AV/AS vendors have been caught napping. According to CERT, reported vulnerabilities in applications jumped by over 50 percent in 2005 after three years of little or no change. The Rise of Rootkit-Based Malware: Why anti-spyware and anti-virus software is no longer enough

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 2nd October 2006 7:24AM