AusCERT: Eighty percent of new malware defeats antivirus

ZDNet reports on a security breakfast hosted by email hygiene firm Message Labs. Graham Ingram, General Manager of the Australian CERT, said that the most popular brands of antivirus have an 80% miss rate in cases of new malware.
Its the same thing I’ve been stating for years. Signature based antivirus will let you down. They are very good at dealing with old viruses, but not so good with the new viruses.