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SubjectRe: [malware-list] [RFC 0/5] [TALPA] Intro to alinuxinterfaceforon access scanning
Hi!

> >>you are arguing with the wrong people here. we are not trying to define
> >>the future of anti-virus technologies, we are trying to figure out how to
> >>provide the hooks so that people and companies can go off and do the
> >>research and experimentation and try different approaches.
> >
> >Given recent demonstrations that show how easy it apparently is to bypass
> >blacklist base approaches, providing hooks to allow these blacklist
> >approaches may I feel be rather futile. Focusing only on hooks for white
> >list approaches in combination with hooks for least authority approaches
> >like the powerbox would IMHO seem like a much more reasonable approach
> >given the current state of things and knowledge concerning the blacklist
> >technologies. Explicitly adding support for technology that is quickly
> >becoming obsolete would seem like a waste of time and resources.
>
> we are not providing hooks for blacklists or whitelists, we are providing
> hooks for scanning. it's up to the software that doesn the scanning to
> implement the blacklist or whitelist.

Actually, I don't think so.

If we wanted to whitelist permitted binaries, approach would be
something like "lets sign them"... and it seems IBM is working on
something like that with TPM infrastructure.
Pavel
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