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Enumerating badness

Enumerating badness

Posted Aug 7, 2008 15:12 UTC (Thu) by mrshiny (subscriber, #4266)
In reply to: Enumerating badness by boog
Parent article: The TALPA molehill

Not all malware relies on patchable vulnerabilities.  Even being alerted to a known exploit
arriving from some vector allows a user to take action, even if they're not vulnerable.  I'd
certainly stop browsing a site if I discovered they were trying to infect my computer with
something, even if they can't infect it.  

Though I generally wouldn't run an anti-virus scanner because of the performance implications
- they tend to suck up tons of CPU resources and are awful for developers or anyone who
creates lots of files.  But that doesn't mean there is no use-case for anti-malware scanning.


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