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The Web Has An Evil Side Too

The scuffle against Trojan horses or computer viruses seems to be impossible to win, since criminals and spying agencies are spreading their assaults, warn the experts at CeBIT - the largest computing fair in world.

If malware continue to grow at its current pace, the anti-virus makers may fail to survive the onslaught. Eugene Kaspersky, computer security expert in Russia, said this at the CeBIT expo held in Hanover of Germany, Mybroadband published this on 2 April 2007.

Last year computer viruses' amount, mostly spam, increased more than 6fold. As the spam becomes omnipresent, there's an anxiety among corporate & ISP email infrastructures.

F-Secure, Kaspersky labs' Finnish rival said that its servers got 40000 copies of suspicious files from customers on a bad day.

Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer with F-Secure asks, "Is there any way one can deal with such avalanche?"

Hypponen went on to say that it wasn't just a war between security software manufacturers and a handful of cyber criminals. Instead, it's a battle of good vs. evil. A US magazine had recently accredited Hypponen as being amongst the 50 most prominent people on the World Wide Web.

Security experts have been continuously sending out warnings to people that none of them is completely protected against virus attacks, even if the anti-virus ad suggest them to rest assured once they buy their products.

At CeBIT, it's plain that there're leaks in dykes made by F-Secure, Kaspersky and other anit virus companies. Since 2006, the most advanced malware seems to have become the task of spying agencies.

Companies need to be quicker in recognizing spam. However, the process of recognition mustn't lead to mistakenly sorting out the solicited emails. There's new software developed to eliminate the malware as well as automatically search for the software carrying out any suspicious activity.

Virus writers too benefit from the fact that there're no national borders over the Internet. In Europe, one doesn't need to bother about Brazilian car thieves driving your car off, says Hypponen. However, attacks can come from just anywhere on earth and destroy your computer system.

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