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1st session of the consumer stream. Symantec Online identity theft.Security of PC + mobile device.Bots on the increase, ability to phone home receive an update and morph to avoid...

1st session of the consumer stream.

Symantec
Online identity theft.
Security of PC + mobile device.
Bots on the increase, ability to phone home receive an update and morph to avoid detection / removal.

New threat legitimate sites delivering drive-by-download threat.
Feb – Miama dolphins website

Online Identity
– Constructed from multiple sites / information.
– Consumer identity protection is evolving to include mobile devices.
– Estimated $1.4 billion, 1 person every 4 seconds in US.
– Smart phones are seeing a 77% increase, fastest growth area.
– $2.1 billion mobile devices atm

Q & A session
48,000 virus’ on WIndows last year
4,000 on Linux

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Michael Green
PC Tools

New trends in Malware (Malware 2.0).
New tools are being used to create Malware, creating variants up to 3 per minute.
Malware companies have so much coming through they have 2 choose which to fix.
Changing strategy – moving from signature method to full circle (rapid detection, behavior, signature creation, push back down to desktop)
Consumers don’t care about how, they just want things 2 be secured.

Q & A session
Question about individual products vs 1 product / easier for consumers.
Comment that consumers shouldn’t have 2 worry about protection.

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Computer Associates

User education needs 2 improve.
Firefox will no longer be regarded as more secure than Internet Explorer.
Symantec running Connnected and Protected campaign bus.

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Air Win, Mac, Linux story

Snoopware – mobile devices turning on microphones and cameras.

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