[QUOTE=DoMiN8ToR;2784020]We've just posted the following news: Google security engineers: antivirus scanners pretty much useless[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2013/08/Malware-95x75.png[/newsimage]
Read the full article here: http://www.myce.com/news/google-security-engineers-antivirus-scanners-pretty-much-useless-80924/
Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.[/QUOTE]A/V is only good as the user whom keeps them up to date or turns on Auto Update for them. Also he forgets the simplistic things to do.
- Password protect the Admin/Owner account-use for legit updates or installs only
- Make Limited User account for every usage this furthers harden the system from infections.
- Keep your A/V uptodate or make sure it is Auto Update.
- Last but not least "TURN ON" your Windows Update to Auto Update to further protect important system files.
- Make sure your extra software has their software updates updated-this alot don't do.
Doing none of these things further opens you to attack - that includes IT that don't keep their system up to date. This comes from experience cleaning out infections.
On antivirus products he Bilby stated, â€œantivirus does some useful things, but in reality it is more like a canary in the coal mine.
Better caught by the A/V then being a "BotNet or Zombie Lan"....
he stated about that, â€œWe are giving people systems that are not safe for the internet and we are blaming the user.â€
He forgets there is truth to this. Users themselves should learn about the internet this isn't a babysitting club on the internet.
As an example he referred to the more than 300 vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash last year, he compared the strategy to patch those holes to â€œa car yard which sells vehicles that catch on fire every other weekâ€.
Did he forget to mention Chrome also has holes as well and needs to be updated/patched on a ongoing bases?