Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Schneier on Security: Is Antivirus Dead?


Bottom line: antivirus software is neither necessary nor sufficient for security, but it's still a good idea. It's not a panacea that magically makes you safe, nor is it is obsolete in the face of current threats. As countermeasures go, it's cheap, it's easy, and it's effective. I haven't dumped my antivirus program, and I have no intention of doing so anytime soon.

Schneier on Security: Is Antivirus Dead?

Speaking of anti-virus, I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials since its release about a month or so ago, and its been working great so far.

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...