Tuesday 22 March 2016

Malware times sixty

During the course of the last 12 hours, 60 malware-ridden emails have arrived in my inbox.

I didn't check them all, but the one I did check was missed by 45 out of 57 AV products.

It's not surprising that ransomware is becoming such a big problem.

I still don't understand why none of the AV producers has come up with anything to deal with this problem. It's not that it can't be done - I've explained in this blog how to do it.

Maybe the reason it hasn't been done, lies in the fact that AV product testers are still awarding products a "100% medallion" even though it's easy to see that this is undeserved.

"The attack on Methodist Hospital was another form of opportunistic attack that came in via spam email, in messages stating something about invoices and that recipients needed to open an attached (booby-trapped) file."

Well, yes. That's what I get all the time! But it would be so easy to write a product that removed all potentially dangerous content before passing it on to the users.

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