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slajoh01

join:2005-04-23

2 recommendations

This is why one should not really rely on AV programs

»gcn.com/articles/2013/02/27/anti···its.aspx

Here is some good reading as to why AV programs are not really useful in catching most exploits.

That is why a good "layered" security approach is the way to go.
And keeoing OS and software up to date is VERY important as well.



therube

join:2004-11-11
Randallstown, MD

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The (corrected) most important (& last, as it is) line: "do not rely solely on signature-based defenses".

LOL: "apparently is because vendors sometimes drop older exploit signatures from their products to "make room" for new ones without impeding performance".


HELLFIRE
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reply to slajoh01

said by therube:

"apparently is because vendors sometimes drop older exploit signatures from their products to "make room" for new ones without impeding performance".

About the DUMBEST move I've ever seen... do you see medical people dropping supposedly eradicated bacteria / virii
from reference texts to "make room" for new ones?

On the flip side, who would gain from releasing something like 'Stoned' or 'Brain' on the world today? Perfect catch-22

Regards


StuartMW
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reply to slajoh01

LOL

I just watched, on a major cable news channel, about how the "best way" to protect yourself from malware is to "keep your AV up-to-date".

Oops
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Rebrider
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What is this AV thing?



StuartMW
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1 recommendation

Audio/Visual--that is keep your eyes and ears open
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NormanS
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said by StuartMW:

Audio/Visual--that is keep your eyes and ears open

How I avoided a zero-day exploit. Neither Norton, nor F-Prot for DOS barked at the attached file in the e-mail. Nevertheless, very suspicious. So I followed Norton's instructions for submitting suspicious files.
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Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum

TheMG
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reply to slajoh01

said by slajoh01:

That is why a good "layered" security approach is the way to go.
And keeoing OS and software up to date is VERY important as well.

A layered approach is the way I've always done things.

IMHO, AV software should be considered the last line of defense should other layers in the security approach fail.