Symantec's vice president of information security, Brian Dye, delivered a rather strange moratorium recently. "Antivirus is dead," Dye told The Wall Street Journal. "We don't think of antivirus as a moneymaker in any way." The article said Symantec is not the only antimalware provider that feels this way, and explained, "Rather than fighting to keep the bad guys out, new technologies from an array of companies assume hackers get in so aim to spot them and minimize the damage."

To be fair, throughout history, the bad guys have always had the upper hand. They know what they're going to do. Defenders can only guess, or attempt to protect every as ...

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