April 28, 2015
Virtually every user at one point or another has had to deal with the consequences of a virus attack or has at least read or heard about them. Home computer owners, who use their machines for entertainment, as well as many IT professionals, are confident that they know everything there is to know about anti-viruses and repeatedly support misconceptions, such as the notions that no anti-virus software exists for Linux and Mac and that malware can compromise an Android device only because of user carelessness. And the assumption that viruses are written by anti-virus developers is something that Doctor Web security experts have to hear on an almost daily basis.
It’s imperative to recognise that all such judgements are simply myths—myths that, unfortunately, are firmly rooted in users' minds. It is specifically these myths surrounding anti-viruses, what it is that gives rise to them, and how they affect information security that go under the microscope in our new information project "Myths about information security".
Doctor Web welcomes Dr.Web users, visitors to www.drweb.com and everyone interested in information security to familiarise themselves with this new project. After all, refusing to face facts, self-deception, and believing in myths can have consequences so dire that the result can be the loss of sensitive information or financial resources.
|Go to the project page
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