"Scanning for exploits is always going to be a lost cause - viz
windows security and the ineffectiveness of the whole anti-malware
Well, its effectiveness doesn't matter really. What matters is that it
makes money. Lots of it. And the truth is that 99% of the World is just
gullible and insists on thinking that security holes are handled by
scanning for viruses/malware and not by patching holes.
You may even call it a conspiracy theory, but the fact is that there is
a many-billion dollar industry behind AV/Malware scanning that probably
feels that its core business is threatened by the emergence of
alternative free and open systems. These people have no interest on
secure operating systems, since those represent a major loss of revenue.
The way I see it, those patches the article talks about (which seem
rather more like a solution in search of a problem), may be just the
effects of the AV industry lobbying some Linux vendors just to try to
convince end users that they need to pay for AV/Malware scanning, just
like Windows users, so that money keeps flowing...