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Offline Bugbatter

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"Anti-virus is no good"
« on: April 02, 2012, 07:22:15 AM »
Security professionals, analysts, journalists and people in the pub: there's a vocal minority in all those groups which likes to be heard to say, "Anti-virus isn't good enough for today's threats."

They don't need to propose an alternative in order to get a look-in: the claim itself is bold enough to muster plenty of attention.

But is it true? Are you wasting your time with a modern anti-virus?

Is the anti-virus glass really half-empty?


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Re: "Anti-virus is no good"
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 10:43:33 AM »
I have to agree, an Antivirus is just not good enough anymore.

To many people install security software and think it is enough, and most of the companies selling these programs are guilty of making people think that is enough. Security is a process, and the key point of that process is the person sitting at the keyboard. If that person has no clue, then the best software in the world is not good enough to keep you protected.

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