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PivX Security Prediction Manifests Itself.

by Donna Buenaventura / March 30, 2004 3:36 AM PST

Automatic Executing E-mail Worms are upon us

PivX today announced the first Auto-Executing email worm from the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2004

For the past two years, PivX Solutions has warned the security industry and the public about the possibility of automatically executing email worms. This past week saw the launch of the first such successful mass auto-executing email worm, namely Beagle.Q and its variants.

These worms differ from ordinary email-borne viruses in that they require no user interaction such as opening an email attachment. Instead, they automatically infect a user?s machine the instant an email is displayed.

Recognizing this imminent threat, PivX researchers and product development specialists have focused extensive efforts over the last two years on establishing a new paradigm in the security space. The result of our efforts is a new genre, called Proactive Threat Mitigation (PTM). Our first product in the Proactive Threat Mitigation category is Qwik-Fix ProTM. Unlike traditional reactive security solutions such as Anti-Virus or intrusion detection systems, Qwik-Fix works to protect against a wide range of threats before they are ever discovered, let alone have a chance to compromise PC?s.

http://www.pivx.com/press_releases/bagleq_gartner.html

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