27 November 2007

Is Security Software A Security Risk?

Yep, that's what I've been telling people:

Security - Back To Basics
"Now, I am wondering whether "security" peddlers realise that slapping a piece of software onto a vulnerable operating system in an attempt to protect the system is analogous to trying to put out a fire by pouring scotch onto it. Perhaps they do, but it's just that they also know that arson is a cash cow."

"Security" Peddlers
"These "security" peddlers are selling the idea that any Tom, Dick or Harry could simply swallow their "magical pill" (software) and enjoy instantaneous total security. Give me a break!"

Now, a software engineer who's been examining the goods for two years explains in length why he thinks security software is a security risk.

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