Education key to online security
ALTHOUGH new viruses continue to appear regularly, technologies used by the antivirus industry haven’t changed much in recent years. So, if the basic approach is well-understood, why do viruses continue to be such a problem?
The answer is simple: users simply don’t take the trouble to keep their software up to date. “By the time a virus hits the desktop, it’s too late,” says Garry Sexton, Asia-Pacific vice-president of software developer Brightmail. “Antivirus relies on the user updating the definition file every day, and that simply hasn’t happened.” Full Story