Security gurus look for better ways to classify malware


Two senior security veterans at Trend Micro Inc. are trying to get the industry to change the way it classifies malicious software.

They argue that today's classification system, which tends to focus on the technical way software works, neglects a far more important metric that matters more to users: how it tries to steal their money.

"This is my pet bugaboo -- the unclear language," said David Perry, global director for education at Tokyo-based Trend Micro. "I come from 26 years of technical support, and it irks me that we protect people against things and they don't know what we're protecting them against."

Perry and Anthony Arrott will present their paper, "New Approaches to Categorizing Economically-Motivated Digital Threats," on Friday at a security conference in Vienna. Security gurus look for better ways to classify malware

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