re that AV thread. actually, AV is pretty much hosed nowadays:
> "The problem is that we have this ongoing, unrealistic expectation that
> somehow we are going to detect 100 percent of the malware out there,
> when in fact what we have today is slightly less detection than we did,
> say, in the mid-1990s, when we were actually catching 70 to 80 percent
> of the new threats," said AVIEN's Harley.
>> For security researchers on the bleeding edge of defending information
> networks, even those less-than-stellar numbers may be seem a bit
> inflated. Jerry Dixon, director of analysis for Team Cymru, a security
> research firm in Burr Ridge, Ill., said his team recently submitted more
> than 1,000 samples of brand new malware for scanning by 32 different
> commercial anti-virus products from around the globe. The result: Only
> 37 percent of the programs were detected as malicious by any of the
that's a 63% miss rate. absolutely pathetic. If you're relying on
AV to protect your hardware from viruses, you're screwed....
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