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Re: Clueless anti-virus products/vendors (was Re: Sober)
- From: Jamie C. Pole
- Date: Sun Dec 04 23:26:22 2005
An even more cynical way would be to say that most antivirus
companies aren't in the business of analyzing viruses - they are in
the business of selling antivirus software.
I believe that is the fundamental problem.
Jamie C. Pole
InfoSec / InfoWar / Forensics
On Dec 4, 2005, at 11:18 PM, Edward B. Dreger wrote:
SMB> Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2005 23:04:52 -0500
SMB> From: Steven M. Bellovin
SMB> A-V companies are in the business of analyzing viruses. They
SMB> *know* how a particular virus behaves.
The cynical would say they _do_ know, and "accidental" backscatter
way to advertise their products. ;-)
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