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This article is part of the June 2004 issue of Exposed: Why your AV software is failing to protect you
Your antivirus product isn't doing the job you think it is. AV is one of the most mature infosecurity technologies and the undisputed mainstay of desktop and network defense against nasty code lurking on the Internet. But, too many of us put unwavering trust in these applications to stop malware attacks. Such blind faith is misplaced, as Information Security found in its month-long test of 10 leading desktop AV products against 11 criteria. AV has barely made a dent in detecting spyware or backdoors. , We found that many AV solutions are surprisingly easy to defeat, can't detect malware using alternative attack vectors and are difficult to manage. Strikingly, the capabilities and reliability of the products varied greatly. In the two decades since the first viruses appeared, most AV vendors continue to push the same basic signature-based technology. Feature sets have been added and functionality improved, but the products haven't evolved as rapidly as the capabilities of viruses and worms. For this reason, rather than simply testing the breadth and ... Access >>>
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