Malware's commercialization drives security

Thursday, 15 June 2006, 3:32 AM EST

They said security remains a problem because of commercial incentives to build malicious software, but progress is being made and the fight will continue.

"The biggest trend I think we hear talked about is the move toward kind of commercial malicious software," such as spyware and software to harvest passwords, said Adam Overton, a group manager on the Microsoft Antimalware Team. The chance for monetary gain means there will be a lot more of this software, he said.

At Computerworld.

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