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When Malware Attacks
(anything but Windows)!(?)
      Adam J. O’Donnell, Ph.D.
           Cloudmark, Inc.
       adam@clou...
or... Modeling the Security
 Attack/Defense Game.
      Adam J. O’Donnell, Ph.D.
           Cloudmark, Inc.
       adam@cl...
• Windows malware: around 250k samples
  by the end of 2006, 500k by the end of
  2007.

• Macintosh Malware: under 100, i...
1. Mac users are just fundamentally more
   intelligent than PC users

2. Macs are harder to attack, and therefore
   less...
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote
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MIT Spam Conference 2008 Keynote

  1. 1. When Malware Attacks (anything but Windows)!(?) Adam J. O’Donnell, Ph.D. Cloudmark, Inc. adam@cloudmark.com http://np-incomplete.com
  2. 2. or... Modeling the Security Attack/Defense Game. Adam J. O’Donnell, Ph.D. Cloudmark, Inc. adam@cloudmark.com http://np-incomplete.com
  3. 3. • Windows malware: around 250k samples by the end of 2006, 500k by the end of 2007. • Macintosh Malware: under 100, including pre-OSX
  4. 4. 1. Mac users are just fundamentally more intelligent than PC users 2. Macs are harder to attack, and therefore less malware exists 3. Mac market share is too small to be of interest to malware writers

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