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Latest News Traditional security technologies are losing the battle against the black hats and malicious code writers, according to digital security specialists Symantec. In a mid-year review of their IT security risks and predictions made early in 2010, Symantec has warned that there are simply too many new cyber threats out there for traditional automated systems to catch. The review said Symantec created 2,895,802 new malicious code signatures last year alone, a 71 per cent increase over 2008 and representing more than half of all malicious code signatures ever created by the security firm. Symantec said they identified more than 240 million distinct new malicious programs, a 100 per cent increase over 2008.

"In just the first half of the year, we have created 1.8 million new malicious code signatures and identified more than 124 million distinct new malicious programs." the report said. "This means it is becoming less likely that traditional security technologies will catch every new threat out there; there are simply too many of them, even with automated systems in place.

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