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I’m sending this random thought as a Blog update since it’ll be too long winded to fit in Twitter.
Anti-virus/Anti-spyware software is by nature, Defensive. It’s quite possible that, by the time your software activates against an attack, it’ll be too late.
I think we should start using the methods used by Malware suppliers against them.
Create Offensive Anti-virus/Anti-Malware software.
Microsoft should create an Anti-Malware Botnet. Release it via Windows Updates to all legitimately licensed PCs.
Then use idle cycles, similar to SETI at Home, to wage coordinated attacks on known malicious sources.
That is my ‘rant du jour’