Microsoft Says Recovery from Malware Becoming Impossible

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Apr 4, 2006.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Voila, Snapshots & Image Backup/Restore are the future and that's what I'm trying to accomplish, in spite of all the critiques. :)
     
  3. BlueZannetti

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    ErikAlbert,

    At least in my critiques, I was quite explicit that many of the approaches that were being discussed were instant/rapid recovery options that dealt with the aftermath of the problem, not the problem itself. If recovery from malware is becoming intrinsically more difficult, the answer isn't better recovery options but dealing with the deficiency that caused one to need recovery in the first place.

    That said, everyone should have some type of recovery plan to deal with inevitable hardware failure, if not the impact of a software infestation.

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    Same opinion as BlueZannetti... :)
     
  5. Lamehand

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    This is nice, we won't have to buy Vista with it's 'enhanced security features'.
    All we need is good backup-software, come to think of it i can dump my AV/AT
    aswell.:D

    But seriously, they would better make their OS more robust to such attacks.


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  6. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    In theory I fully agree with you, but in practice this theory doesn't work.
    I know at least that instant/rapid recovery WORKS and I'm not planning to wait until the good guys find better and easier ways to beat the bad guys.
    Creating another scanner isn't exactly the solution, I'm waiting for.
     
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