Malware Comes Of Age: The Arrival Of The True Computer Parasite
by Steven Furnell and Jeremy Ward - Network Research Group, University of Plymouth - Symantec (UK) - Wednesday, 28 March 2005.
Even though malware has been a recognised threat within the general IT community for well over 15 years, it is effectively a bigger problem now than it has ever been before.

This situation has arisen, despite improvements in protective technologies, because many systems do not use these technologies effectively, and many others remain open to be exploited by resolvable vulnerabilities that can let new strains in.

Download the paper in PDF format here.

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