[funsec] The AV.

Drsolly drsollyp at drsolly.com
Mon Mar 20 06:07:47 CST 2006

On Mon, 20 Mar 2006, James Kehl wrote:

> On Mon, 20 Mar 2006, Gadi Evron wrote:
> > It's slow, it's old, it's reactive, it's out.
> >
> > It's good for detecting and controlling old threats and cleaning up
> > relatively old threats. I believe it will always be good and even
> > important for that.
> >
> Too right!
> I'd say a crucial question is: why do we still have viruses? File
> infectors should have died out with filesystem access control. 

There isn't any filesystem access control on most of the computers people 
are using.

> Worms
> should have died out with firewalls and Patch Tuesdays.

Firewalls don't stop outbound worms or inbound email. Patch Tuesdays don't 
stop Wormy Mondays.

> Don't even mention
> the "decrypt-this-zipfile-run-this-exe-and-then-die" emails.
> What happened?
So many people with security ranking below 100 on their priorities list.

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