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    Here's a Topic for Potentially HOT Debate: "Most Anti-Virus Programs are not Secure." True?

    This challenging statement is a topic in today's Infopackets Newsletter:

    "Most Antivirus Not Secure, Exploitable"

    How valid is the claim? Should we be worried?


    http://www.infopackets.com/news/9309...oitable-report

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    The above wouldn't surprise me too much at all.
    In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if it were to be determined that they are just as flawed
    as Microsoft having to continuously patch it's own code.
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    Why can't we just generalise it and agree that "most programs and operating systems are not completely secure", and then we don't need to spend time debating the matter?!
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    @BATcher: Awww, but where's the fun in that?(!)
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    I thought one of the comments in the article had it right when they basically said that the author should have kept his mouth shut instead of broadcasting the hack possibilities and just informed the AV vendors.

    These guys may be highly intelligent but seem to lack common sense when they go for sensationalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    These guys may be highly intelligent but seem to lack common sense when they go for sensationalism.
    Sadly, common sense these days, is about as common as a dodo.
    Last edited by KritzX; 2014-08-03 at 08:07.
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    Common sense just means...common; it makes no distinction between good or bad, between productive or detrimental. Good [common] sense is what you refer to being in a distinctly short supply. I have many examples of how common sense shifted from good to bad or vice versa over time as well.

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