F-Secure – “We Can’t Protect You”

http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/#00000655

Mikko Hypponen wrote: Bottom line: if your organization is still, in year 2005, accepting incoming executable attachments in email, now might be a good time to rethink your strategy. Because it looks like these guys won’t be stopping any time soon.

Wow, two antivirus companies in one week waving the white flag. I always knew that they couldn’t protect anyone from a new virus, but I never expected them to admit it. At some point about 7 years ago this would have resulted in shocked disillusionment amongst administrators. But now days it barely elicits a ripple. I would have expected people to storm the gates of F-Secure demanding a refund. Why pay tens of thousands of dollars in protection money if the anti-virus cartel can’t get the job done?
So we have to participate in a chaotic file blocking scheme because it doesn’t look like F-Secure will be able to stop these guys any time soon. Soon they’ll just shut down email altogether in the morning from 8am to 10 am. That when most viruses come though know. 🙂
First they came for the scr files
and I did not speak out
because I did not email scr files.
Then they came for the vbs files
and I did not speak out
because I was did not get any vbs files (and I was jealous of everyone else and their loveletter.vbs).
Then they came for the zip files
and I did not speak out
because I could send my zip files via IM file transfer.
Then they came for doc, xls and pdf files
and there was no one left
business was so disrupted everyone just went out to the bar for a pint.
apologies to Pastor Martin Niemöller