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SubjectRe: [malware-list] scanner interface proposal was: [TALPA] Intro to a linux interface for on access scanning
On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 02:15:24PM +0100, tvrtko.ursulin@sophos.com wrote:
> Then there is still a question of who allows some binary to declare itself
> exempt. If that decision was a mistake, or it gets compromised security
> will be off. A very powerful mechanism which must not be easily
> accessible. With a good cache your worries go away even without a scheme
> like this.

I have one word for you --- bittorrent. If you are downloading a very
large torrent (say approximately a gigabyte), and it contains many
pdf's that are say a few megabytes a piece, and things are coming in
tribbles, having either a indexing scanner or an AV scanner wake up
and rescan the file from scratch each time a tiny piece of the pdf
comes in is going to eat your machine alive....

- Ted


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