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RE: What should be protected with anti-virus software? Feb 06 2006 03:11PM
Mark P. Larios (mark larios calumetlubricants com) (1 replies)
Re: What should be protected with anti-virus software? Feb 06 2006 04:49PM
Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers (bugtraq planetcobalt net)
On 2006-02-06 Mark P. Larios wrote:
> Has the operations manager ever heard of an old friend called nimda
> perhaps? There are a vew nasty viruses which spread across networks
> via open ports.

These "viruses" are called worms, and A/V does not protect you from them
(it can merely detect an already occurred infection, if anything). What
protects you from worms is keeping your servers patched, not offering
services you don't want to offer, and maybe IPS of some kind.

Regards
Ansgar Wiechers
--
"All vulnerabilities deserve a public fear period prior to patches
becoming available."
--Jason Coombs on Bugtraq

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