Friday, December 28, 2007

Instability and Modern Anti-Virus Software

Remember when they used to test anti-virus updates? There's no time for that anymore, so you have to cross your fingers every hour when the new signatures download. It's hard to get mad at the anti-virus industry. What choice does it have? If it were to test signatures thoroughly before releasing them the industry would be so far behind the threat landscape that its products would become useless. It's true that the more frequent the updates the more effective the products will be, all other things held constant, which of course they aren't.

Read the article HERE.

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