From Brain to Flame, Myths, Facts, and the Future - Antivirus Evolution and Technology Adoption

  • 12 March 2014
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“Antivirus is dead!” has been the marketing cry of vendors wishing to displace antivirus (AV) technology with their “superior” comprehensive products. It’s true, purely signature-based AV scanners are extinct; however, AV is constantly evolving. The future can be predicted through knowledge of the past. This first brief in a two-part series on AV studies its evolution from the Brain virus to the Flame worm, from single threat remediation to modern day suites of technologies that contain industry-developed technology and protection mechanisms adopted from other security sectors.
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"It’s true, purely signature-based AV scanners are extinct"
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