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Antivirus pioneer Symantec declares AV “dead” and “doomed to failure”


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:06 PM

 

Commercial antivirus pioneer Symantec has finally admitted publicly what critics have been saying for years: the growing inability of the scanning software to detect the majority of malware attacks makes it "dead" and "doomed to failure," according to a published report.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/05/antivurus-pioneer-symantec-declares-av-dead-and-doomed-to-failure/



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:20 PM

The declines come as Juniper Networks, FireEye, and other companies have rolled out products and services that take a decidedly different approach to securing computers and networks. Rather than scan for files that are categorized as malicious, these newer techniques aim to detect, minimize, and contain the damage that attackers can do in the event that they penetrate a customer's defenses.

Sounds more like a new marketing strategy to generate declining revenue lost to other anti-virus vendors.
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:37 AM

This is exactly what Comodo have been saying and doing for years.   It took Symantec a long time to finally realise they had been wrong all along with their approach to the problem.


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:22 AM

If you're dealing with zero-day malware it's unlikely any anti-virus is going to detect anything. It takes time for new malware to be reported, samples collected, analyzed, and tested by anti-virus researchers before they can add a new threat to database definitions.
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:36 AM

Personally, I don't think they will ever be able to rule out malware/virus' ect.. As people are people, and they will continue to do this for money/fame.



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:01 PM

Attackers and hackers are very creative. They constantly look for new ways to exploit vulnerabilities and introduce malware.
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:40 PM

Attackers and hackers are very creative. They constantly look for new ways to exploit vulnerabilities and introduce malware.

 

And get paid well to do so.


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:54 PM

And get paid well to do so.

For the most part. Some are just evil and do it for their own enjoyment.
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:36 PM

 

And get paid well to do so.

For the most part. Some are just evil and do it for their own enjoyment.

 

And some of us work on the other side of that line for our own enjoyment and to help others


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:00 PM

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:22 PM

You're a step or two ahead of me. I salute you.


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:42 PM

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