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About the Author

Peter Szor is a world renowned computer virus and security researcher. He has been actively conducting research on computer viruses for more than 15 years, and he focused on the subject of computer viruses and virus protection in his diploma work in 1991. Over the years, Peter has been fortunate to work with the best-known antivirus products, such as AVP, F-PROT, and Symantec Norton AntiVirus. Originally, he built his own antivirus program, Pasteur, from 1990 to 1995, in Hungary. Parallel to his interest in computer antivirus development, Peter also has years of experience in fault-tolerant and secured financial transaction systems development.

He was invited to join the Computer Antivirus Researchers Organization (CARO) in 1997. Peter is on the advisory board of Virus Bulletin Magazine and a founding member of the AntiVirus Emergency Discussion (AVED) network. He has been with Symantec for over five years as a chief researcher in Santa Monica, California.

Peter has authored over 70 articles and papers on the subject of computer viruses and security for magazines such as Virus Bulletin, Chip, Source, Windows NT Magazine, and Information Security Bulletin, among others. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, including Virus Bulletin, EICAR, ICSA, and RSA and has given invited talks at such security conferences as the USENIX Security Symposium. Peter is passionate about sharing his research results and educating others about computer viruses and security issues.

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