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Popular Security Software Demonstrate Dramatic Failures

Secunia, a Danish security analysis company, conducted a series of tests that showed a comprehensive suites of security software from the dominant anti-virus providers failed dramatically in identifying tailor-made malicious programs exploiting the most current software vulnerabilities.

The security company is asking to rethink in detail about the way security software is designed, shifting from detection by ineffective signature-based suites to more effective defenses.

In the 300 tests that Secunia conducted using over 150 known software vulnerabilities, nearly all the twelve security software suites tested from vendors such as McAfee, Microsoft, TrendMicro and F-Secure detected only 1% to 3% of the experimental attacks...

» SPAMfighter News - 23-10-2008

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