Desktop security

    1st session of the consumer stream.

    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


    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.


    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.


    Air Win, Mac, Linux story

    Snoopware – mobile devices turning on microphones and cameras.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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