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Malware in the spotlight as Symantec refreshes product line

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Security vendor Symantec Corp. is updating its line of consumer security offerings for 2014, and this year a key focus is on detecting and protecting against malware.

Changes to Norton Antivirus, Internet Security, and Norton 360 made today are pushing the security products further away from trying to identify specific pieces of known malware and blocking them, to looking for bad behaviour in files and Web sites in an attempt to block potential malware even if it’s brand new.

The change in approach reflects growing hacker sophistication in recent years as cyber-criminals are growing wise to the ways security software foils their plots and figure out how to bypass them – just like the class bully is always figuring out how to avoid getting caught by the teacher.

For more on the new offerings, read the full coverage from ITBusiness.ca’s Brian Jackson: Symantec updates Norton product line to penalize bad behaviour