Arming against viruses

Monday, 16 August 2004, 11:35 AM EST

Welcome to computing's Cold War.

On one side of the divide, malicious coders launch an ever-changing variety of viruses, worms and spyware with increasing speed. On the other side, information security experts attempt to create effective barriers. Their task is to prevent the enemy from outflanking existing defenses and exploiting new vulnerabilities.

"It's an arms race of goods guys vs. bad guys," said John Watters, chief executive officer of iDefense Inc., a company that gathers intelligence on viruses.

By John Moore at FCW.

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