When Malware Attacks (Anything but Windows) Caution: Uses Game theory

Adam J. O’Donnell (here) has an interesting article providing a quantifiable basis for the spread of malware to non-windows platforms (here) using game theory…

Predicting the minimum necessary criteria that defines when attackers will move to a new platform becomes a matter of measuring market share and the effectiveness of security mechanisms for the majority platform.

I have a lot of respect for Adam and this body of work. I also appreciate his use of game theory in a non-sensationalist way, even though just a couple of days ago I made fun of the term – at a boy Adam!

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