Reply To: 10 May 14 – Symantec says antivirus is dead
I think they have decided they can’t make large amounts of money with the free alternatives doing as good a job.
The antivirus war has always been one of putting fires out — not doing much toward the prevention of the fire in the first place.
In the early days, compilers for C and such had options that would check for buffer overflow. So many security issues these days seem to be due to the ability to overflow a buffer and get into memory areas the hacker isn’t supposed to have access to.
Maybe there needs to be more effort put toward making applications bullet-proof in the beginning, rather than the constant patching that goes on.