While concern for end-user risk persists, confidence is waning in traditional detection-based security solutions, such as antivirus and firewalls.
The UK GCHQ has been actively trying to reverse-engineer popular security software in order find vulnerabilities that can be used to neutralize the protection the software offers to the agency's potential targets.
Cisco researchers have discovered a new information-stealing Trojan that reads and records any plain-text data the victim types into their browser.
If you rely only on traditional, signature-based antivirus, you are going to get infected—and probably a lot! Antivirus was, and still is, a valuable addition to your layered security strategy, but only if you understand its limitations, which have become more and more prominent over time.
In an analysis of tens of thousands of malicious files, Damballa discovered that it can take more than six months for traditional AV tools to create signatures for 100% of the files.
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