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An emerging breed of sophisticated malware is raising doubts about the ability
of traditional signature-based security software to fend off new viruses and
worms, according to experts at this week's RSA Security Conference in San
Signature-based technologies are now "crumbling under the pressure of the number
of attacks from cybercriminals," said Art Coviello, president of RSA, the
security division of EMC. This year alone, about 200,000 virus variants are
expected to be released, he said. At the same time, antivirus companies are, on
average, at least two months behind in tracking malware. And "static"
intrusion-detection systems can intercept only about 70 percent of new threats...