Here comes the flood/end of the pattern file

David Perry Trend Micro

Recent reports list 2007 as the year of the greatest number of tracked threats in history. Vendors report increases of up to 5,000 new actual malware samples per day! Some botnets are replaced in the wild every couple of minutes. Does this mean that the pattern file will soon go the way of the passenger pigeon? What alternative technologies are announced by the industry to supplant the pattern file? Will this general trend continue into the future?

Join David Perry in an examination of the malware population explosion, and what it means to us on the front lines.


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