Malware myths and misinformation part 2

Thursday, 29 May 2003, 1:13 PM EST

This article is the second of a three-part series looking at some of the myths and misconceptions that undermine anti-virus protection. In the first part of this series, we considered a class of myths and misconceptions that we summarized as the school of "I'm safe because I don't do Microsoft." In this installment, we will consider a class based on perceived immunity through mail hygiene. It is, perhaps, unfair to regard all of these as myths and misconceptions. They might, however, be regarded as problematic because they tend to lay so much stress on security that they impair an organization's ability to carry out its day-to-day business. The first one, though, is decidedly misleading.

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