After having spoken about it for quite a while, security researcher Robert Simmons has finally begun publishing the code and documentation of his open source AV scanner framework dubbed PlagueScanner.
While concern for end-user risk persists, confidence is waning in traditional detection-based security solutions, such as antivirus and firewalls.
The UK GCHQ has been actively trying to reverse-engineer popular security software in order find vulnerabilities that can be used to neutralize the protection the software offers to the agency's potential targets.
Cisco researchers have discovered a new information-stealing Trojan that reads and records any plain-text data the victim types into their browser.
If you rely only on traditional, signature-based antivirus, you are going to get infected—and probably a lot! Antivirus was, and still is, a valuable addition to your layered security strategy, but only if you understand its limitations, which have become more and more prominent over time.
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