In any field of human activity, the latest generation stands squarely on the shoulders of those who went before, learning from what has been done before, re-applying what has proved successful and also trying to break new ground. This is no less true of those who develop malicious code. Successive waves of malicious code have re-defined the threat landscape.
What’s also clear is that security solutions have also had to evolve to match each successive generation of threats. As a result, both the disease and the cure differ greatly from the situation when the virus problem first appeared. But what are the specific factors that have influenced the development of malicious code? And how have security solutions had to evolve to deal with each emerging threat?
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