Time to blacklist blacklists

Monday, 9 July 2007, 12:12 AM EST

Blacklists have their place for detecting and identifying malicious content and activity, with the whole signature-based malware detection industry effectively being built around the concept that blacklists are reliable mechanisms.

The only problem is that they aren't. They certainly are an important element of security models, but the last couple of decades of security research has shown that they quickly become ineffective in the face of a rapidly evolving threat.

At The Register.

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