Even by its contemporary standards, the cyber security industry has had a lot on its plate recently, as the bad guys find ever-more inventive ways of making the rest of our lives a misery. So we invited Ram Herkanaidu - security researcher at Kaspersky Labs - back into the HEXUS.tv studios to give us the latest from the font line.
After years of boasting that Macs are unaffected by the malware blight that afflicts all Windows based PCs, Apple has now acknowledged security on the Mac as an issue. Accordingly, Kaspersky has recently launched its first Mac product and we speak to Herkanaidu about the need for such a thing.
Another huge potential market for security software is smartphones, as they grow both in popularity and power, and we discuss how things might evolve there.
On the competitive side, Microsoft has recently launched the latest version of its Security Essentials free anti malware suite, and we ask Herkanaidu how worried he is that people will stop paying for security software.
Lastly, we discuss the recent massive phishing scam that affected thousands of Hotmail, Gmail and other email accounts. What the possible motivations could have been for them and what people can do to protect themselves.