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The debate about whether antivirus software is still useful has been going on for a few years now. This technology was once the mainstay of the security efforts for most businesses and home users. The challenge of late is the ability of these products and their providers to keep up with the rapidly changing threat landscape.
The folks at the Defensive Security Podcast pointed out last week that this debate was renewed once again by Darren Bilby speaking at Kiwicon, who said, "We need to stop investing in those things we have shown do not work." He stated his position even more succinctly when he said: "No more magic."