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October 15, 2010

anti-malware software that doesn't suck

It doesn't, as far as I have seen, really exist. What I want is
software that will make me a bad target, one who is difficult to
exploit or embed into in the first place.

I was riffing to a room full of people at our local BarCamp a while
back about malware and viruses, and I found that I couldn't recommend
any anti-virus software. "Just use one. Any of them. And update adobe
everything and microsoft as soon as the real program asks you to."
There really aren't any better practices than that, and I think with
our current path we are still screwed. There's always going to be stuff
that even the behavioral programs don't catch, that still requires a
subscription for the damned signatures, because the bandwidth to host
them is expensive. And if you're a developer-the people who really
need fast computers-the stuff is forever getting in the way.

There has to be a better way. I may just try to make one.

Anti-malware for programmers? With a server version? Any takers?

candice at October 15, 2010 08:16 PM

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