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Mikko Hypponen

Mikko Hypponen Mikko H. Hypponen is a prominent computer security expert and columnist known worldwide for his rich background, in-depth research and nontrivial highlights of online espionage, cyber warfare, e-crime, computer viruses, Stuxnet issue, hacking, the future of the Internet, etc.
Position: Chief Research Officer for F-Secure (Finland).
Awards: 50 Most Important People on the Web 2007 list by PC World, Virus Bulletin's Best educator in the anti-malware industry 2010, Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2011.

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Defending the Net: Mikko Hypponen on current privacy issues

Computer security analyst Mikko H. Hypponen presents his talk at TEDxBrussels event dedicated to the present-day privacy concerns, providing specific examples of such breaches and emphasizing the consequences. Mr. Hypponen also speaks on the three groups of online attackers and outlines the differences in...

“Who unleashed Stuxnet?” – Mikko Hypponen on the origin of the Stuxnet virus

The well-known malware researcher Mikko Hypponen (CRO at F-Secure) speaks on the probable origin and objectives of the notorious Stuxnet virus, outlines mobile malware issues and sheds some light on the mysteries around Conficker worm. When Stuxnet was originally found in summer of 2010, we didn’t really...

The History and the Evolution of Computer Viruses: 2009-2011

This is the final part of Mikko Hypponen’s Defcon 19 speech where he dwells on the latest cyber infections that appeared after 2009 and stay active up till now. It took virus writers years to create some of those, so they were made very sophisticated and barely comparable with the older threats in...

The History and the Evolution of Computer Viruses: 2003-2008

Continuing his talk at Defcon 19, F-Secure’s CRO Mikko Hypponen analyzes the shift that took place in the computer virus world around 2003. In this part, he is focusing on moneymaking techniques implemented through keyloggers, spam generating viruses, bots and rootkits. 2003 – 2005 But something even...

The History and the Evolution of Computer Viruses: 2001-2004

What were the main cyber challenges in 2001-2004? These and some other issues are thoroughly addressed in part 4 of Mikko Hypponen’s Defcon 19 speech called “The History and the Evolution of Computer Viruses”. 2001 – 2004 …But then things started changing. We entered the years of...

The History and the Evolution of Computer Viruses: 1996-2001

In the third part of his talk, Mikko Hypponen proceeds with the chronological analysis of digital threats, emphasizing the dominating tendencies on the arena of computer viruses during the period 1996-2001: the influx of email worms and Windows network share replicating viruses. 1996 – 2001 The early...

The History and the Evolution of Computer Viruses: 1991-1996

Second part of Mikko Hypponen’s speech “The History and Evolution of Computer Viruses” which encompasses the time frame 1991-1996 and reviews funny DOS viruses, some of the first Windows infections and quite a bit more stuff you should find interesting. 1991 – 1992 Now, many of you...

The History and the Evolution of Computer Viruses: 1986-1991

CRO at F-Secure Mikko Hypponen provides a captivating insight into the onset and advancement of computer infections in his talk at Defcon 19 called “The History and the Evolution of Computer Viruses”. This part of the speech is dedicated to a detailed description of the first viruses that came on...

Spam in social networks: Mikko Hypponen and Sean Sullivan on new spam issues

We are pleased to present a relevant discussion of the present-day social networking spam issues from a professional perspective. The experts participating in the talk are the famous ‘malware adventurer’ and F-Secure’s CRO Mikko Hypponen, and Sean Sullivan – Security Advisor at...

You will be billed $90,000 for this call 4: mobile malware distribution patterns and protection tips from F-Secure

Read: You will be billed $90,000 for this call: Mikko Hypponen (F-Secure) on Dialers, telephone fraud, mobile malware Read: You will be billed $90,000 for this call 2: F-Secure detects trojan malware in mobile game Read: You will be billed $90,000 for this call 3: F-Secure discloses mobile app virus...