Traditional anti-virus can't meet new threats

Wednesday, 20 October 2004, 5:10 PM EST

The need to defend networked electronic gear like PDAs and smart phones will drive anti-virus defenses away from the signature-based techniques of today and toward next-generation behavioral-based tactics.

"The need for security is expanding beyond the PC," wrote Jonathan Singer, an analyst with the Yankee Group, in an e-mail to TechWeb. "Mobile devices such as smart phones and PDAs, which are often used for business purposes without security integration, are opening new avenues for malicious code," he added.

By Gregg Keizer at Yahoo! News.

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