Re: [fw-wiz] Opinions on the security of antivirus software

From: H. Morrow Long (morrow.long@yale.edu)
Date: 07/05/02


From: "H. Morrow Long" <morrow.long@yale.edu>
To: Mikael Olsson <mikael.olsson@clavister.com>
Date: Fri Jul  5 12:36:02 2002

Symantec's (e.g. Norton Anti-Virus) LiveUpdate uses a PKI and
public key certificates to verify digitally 'signed' updates
as well as a/v signatures (e.g. there is a 'root CA' cert in
your local Symantec LiveUpdate installation with which it
verifies the update and signature files downloaded).

- H. Morrow Long
  University Information Security Officer

Mikael Olsson wrote:
> I was wondering what opinions you people have on different antivirus
> packages, security-wise.



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