Péter Szőr

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Péter Szőr
Born Péter Szőr
(1970-07-17)17 July 1970
Balatonfüred, Veszprém County, Hungary
Died 12 November 2013(2013-11-12) (aged 43)
Alma mater University of Pannonia
Occupation Computer virus and security researcher, entrepreneur, author
Years active 1990–2013
Website http://www.peterszor.com/

Péter Szőr (17 July 1970 – 12 November 2013) was a Hungarian computer virus and security researcher, entrepreneur and author.

Born in Balatonfüred, Veszprém County, Szőr began an interest in computer viruses in 1990. A University of Pannonia graduate, he authored several virus-related books, and was renowned for his work. From 2009 until his death, he worked for a McAfee antivirus firm working on a new solution to stop viruses.[1]

Péter Szőr died on 12 November 2013, aged 43.[2][3]

In May 2014, Virus Bulletin introduced the Péter Szőr Award to be given annually in recognition of the best piece of technical security research done that year.[4]


  1. ^ "About Péter Szőr". peterszor.com. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Meghalt Szőr Péter" (in Hungarian). index.hu. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "In Memory of Peter Szor". blogs.mcafee.com. November 16, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Virus Bulletin announces Péter Ször Award". virusbtn.com. May 23, 2014. Retrieved September 26, 2014.