An end to computer viruses? Start-up claims it can stop malware

cyactiveAn Israeli start-up claims its software will put an end to all viruses and malware, even anticipating attacks and blocking them before they are created.

That’s because viruses are copycats, said Liran Tancman, CEO and co-founder of the 10-person software firm Cyactive. Creating new code for each new piece of malware is expensive and impractical – and nearly impossible, he said.

“There has never been a documented attack that has not used at least one recycled component,” Tancman, who headed cybersecurity at an elite military intelligence unit in Israel, told in a phone call. “Hackers modify the original code and then, voilà! A new threat is born.”  More