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Social networking is IT security's ground zero: Kaspersky

ITBusiness Canada, By Jeff Jedras

With its launch this week of its 2011 consumer offerings – Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 – security vendor Kaspersky Lab aims to take the battle to what it calls IT security's ground zero: social networking.

Peter Beardmore, director of product marketing in Kaspersky's consumer business division, said they're still seeing staggering growth in malware samples, with 30,000 new threats and 3500 new signatures being identified daily, and 30 million spam messages being sent every day.

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