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Tom L.


Digital Content Manager at American Consumer Shows

In the not-too-distant past, encryption in malware was a sign of an ambitious effort on the part of the program's author. Today, nearly all malware uses some encryption, and perhaps two-thirds of botnets use encrypted communications to obfuscate their activities, says Jeff Edwards, a research analyst with network security firm Arbor Networks.

Expert analysis finds the bad guys increasingly use stronger encryption to protect their malware and botnets.

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    I have reported the 2 Secret Service Men from Hollywood High to McAfee for they were the original 'inventors' of the Malware Love Virus that McAfee cannot seem to locate their original source code. It is difficult to want to purchase a firewall and/or virus protection from a company who has that information. I learned of a new company, ESET that has a much more proactive staff. The Malware virus is no longer an issue for them, they are currently experiencing problems with allowing the freeware Linux into their system. I have not been a proponent of Linux since its origin. With a source code that changes moment by moment, companies leave themselves wide open to the very astute, young and old, hackers of the 21st century.

    Deborah Jannette Adams