Wednesday, 04 April 2012 12:28

"Anti-virus is no good" - discuss

By Stephen Rothkin

Security professionals, analysts, journalists and people in the pub: there's a vocal minority in all those groups which likes to be heard to say, "Anti-virus isn't good enough for today's threats."

Security professionals, analysts, journalists and people in the pub: there's a vocal minority in all those groups which likes to be heard to say, "Anti-virus isn't good enough for today's threats."

They don't need to propose an alternative in order to get a look-in: the claim itself is bold enough to muster plenty of attention.

But is it true? Are you wasting your time with a modern anti-virus?

Is the anti-virus glass really half-empty?

Or is this sort of dismissive criticism the result of the ill-informed presumptions made by a few influential observers whose understanding of "anti-virus" is rooted back in 1986?

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https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/anti-virus-is-no-good-discuss/


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