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#1 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 17:58

Thought I would share this. Found it on the Sophos website.

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#2 +warwagon

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 18:17

"I don't use an Antivirus, because I'm smart about what I do. I don't go to bad sites, or open bad files"

 

How many times have you heard that one here?

 

Sandboxing FTW!



#3 OP Geoffrey B.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 18:21

 

"I don't use an Antivirus, because I'm smart about what I do. I don't go to bad sites, or open bad files"

 

How many times have you heard that one here?

 

Sandboxing FTW!

 

More times that i would like, and they usually tell me, oh i do not use the internet that often on my computer its impossible that i have a virus/malware. and you do a scan and it has hundreds of infected files.



#4 Dot Matrix

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 18:35

IT'S OK - I run Firefox on Windows XP! I'll never be infected! :D



#5 Riggers

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 18:55

It`s all good and well using an AV (the performance hit is now pretty much negligible) but they only help if the malware sig is contained in the vdf or it`s picked up via heuristics. And as we see so many times malware (or the c+c server) evades AV`s for a good number of days usually!

 

A layered approach is much more effective, though nothing is 100%...



#6 +warwagon

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 19:16

IT'S OK - I run Firefox on Windows XP! I'll never be infected! :D

 

It's a hell of a lot safer than using IE :D



#7 Thief000

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 21:40

Fun graph, better safe than sorry.



#8 Krome

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 22:08

"I don't use an Antivirus, because I'm smart about what I do. I don't go to bad sites, or open bad files"

 

How many times have you heard that one here?

 

Sandboxing FTW!

One of the common phrase I normally hear from people is:

"They can hack in my computer.  I got nothing for them to steal."



#9 Decebalvs Rex

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 22:27

I know so many antiviruses wich report your malware as deleted and that little hacker-made-program will continue to run in the background.

 

 

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