There have been multiple Anti Virus vendor security issues reported over the past month. Myself being a user of a wide assortment of Anti Virus packages in an ongoing malware categorization and analysis project, thought it would be a 'good idea'(tm) to offer a new 'Tip of the Day' in recommending that you ensure sufficient attention is being paid to security related notices and upgrades for any applications that you may be dependant upon. The concept really falls back to generic host configuration management best practices and is applicable to any application you may use aside from specific security applications. Of specific concern should be any application that may use content obtained from the public internet at large. Anti Virus, Personal Firewalls, Streaming media applications, Office productivity tools, Instant Messaging applications, and the list goes on. To avoid the perception of vendor bashing *which I am not*, I choose to leave it to the reader to determine your security product patch/release status.
"Malware Hunter/Gatherer (among other things)"
Handler on Duty Geotagged: nearby
Oct 30th 2006
1 decade ago