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Academia joins in battling Android malware

Antone Gonsalves | May 30, 2012
Android Malware Genome Project kicks off by contributing collection of more than 1,200 malware in 49 different families

"In the mobile space, it really is a greenfield," Sverdlove said. "Whoever's got the new techniques, the new heuristics, they're not just one or two [anti-virus] signatures ahead of the competition, they could be significantly ahead."

Nevertheless, the pressure to cooperate is mounting, as the U.S. government pushes the industry to co-operate on cyber-security to better protect critical information technology systems. "The threat landscape is changing so quickly that the best defense that we can do is to share information," Sverdlove said.


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