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Re: PocketPC exploitation
From: Denis Jedig <seclists () syneticon de>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 15:12:45 +0200

Jose Morales wrote:

proactive defense is better than reactive defense that is the best real life experience we have learned from the past to help prepare for the future.

Although it is a Good Idea (tm) to uncover design deficiencies in current AV products, we never should forget that "antivirus" is *by definition* a reactive thing and thus cannot protect from unknown threats. If we wanted to have a *really* proactive approach, we would have to either ask for OS capabilities to efficiently compart (malicious) code or for the software manufacturers to take damn care when using low-level languages and introduce efficient patching mechanisms at last.


Denis Jedig
syneticon networks GbR

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