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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/5] [TALPA] Intro to a linux interface for on access scanning
On Mon, Aug 04, 2008 at 05:00:16PM -0400, Eric Paris wrote:
> Please contact me privately or (preferably the list) for questions,
> comments, discussions, flames, names, or anything. I'll do complete
> rewrites of the patches if someone tells me how they don't meet their
> needs or how they can be done better. I'm here to try to bridge the
> needs (and wants) of the anti-malware vendors with the technical
> realities of the kernel. So everyone feel free to throw in your two
> cents and I'll try to reconcile it all. These 5 patches are part 1.
> They give us a working able solution.
> >From my point of view patches forthcoming and mentioned below should
> help with performance for those who actually have userspace scanners but
> also could presents be implemented using this framework.
> Background
> ++++++++++
> There is a consensus in the security industry that protecting against
> malicious files (viruses, root kits, spyware, ad-ware, ...) by the way
> of so-called on-access scanning is usable and reasonable approach.

Can you point to any helpful explanations of that concensus?

Off-hand it's surprising. (A defense that depends on cataloging every
possible individual attack sounds difficult!)


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