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Re: [Tinycc-devel] Re: Antivirus headaches

From: lostgallifreyan
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] Re: Antivirus headaches
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:21:14 +0100

vijay mohan <address@hidden> wrote:
(12/06/2009 07:22)

>   I sent one of the 'infected' exes to AVG and received a curt reply that
>it was infected ;-(.

Worth publishing that info and the reply on a wider basis. They'll soon change 
their tune once they gain a reputation as arrogant fools writing software that 
cries wolf. I don't use AV either (Grishka said he didn't). There are plenty of 
other ways to be safe. Using AV is like depending on eye scanners and retinal 
'fingerprinting' when it's much easier to put locks on the right doors.

My guess is they just use their 'heuristic' guessing games to identify patterns 
of code behaviour and name it with the nearest known worm-name they can find 
that resembles what they see, to keep up appearances of knowing stuff. It's 
paranoia taken beyond usefulness, it's almost psychedelic, like seeing faces in 
patterns in woodchip wallpaper, or ghouls in clouds. This strategy will 
eventually bite them from behind, in the end, so to speak...

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