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Re: [clamav-users] Phishing URLs: South African Banks

From: G.W. Haywood <ged_at_nospam>
Date: Sat Aug 06 2011 - 15:46:05 GMT

Hi there,

On Wed, 3 Aug 2011 Dennis Peterson wrote:

> I'm just thinking out loud here, but the real reason we're all running ClamAV is
> not because the code is bug-free or has the coolest features, but because of the
> signatures. ...

+1 to that. I'd also add that my own machines are effectively not at
risk from viruses (I don't run any Windows boxes) so I'm not really
interested in the latest engines and heuristics and suchlike. There's
little risk of my staff being conned (they're fairly sensible when it
comes to mail) so I need things like phishing signatures purely to cut
down on the amount of cr@p getting into mailboxes. Where I'm sitting,
the ratio of phishing scams and other junk eliminated by third party
signatures to viruses eliminated by ClamAV is well over fifty.

> So that is my way of voting for raising the priority on signature processing.
> And I do not wish this to sound like a complaint because it is not - you all are
> doing a great job.

+1 to that too.

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