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WordPress 3 Ultimate Security by Olly Connelly

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The almost perfect anti-malware solution

To repeat an important theme, there is no silver bullet. There is no 100% guarantee. There is no perfect solution. There is no one-size-fits-all. Then again, let's try.

Give or take, what do we need?

  • A two-way firewall to check incoming and outgoing traffic
  • An old-school antivirus to seek out known threats
  • A HIPS scanner to sniff out new threats
  • A behavioral scanner to sniff out new threats
  • A sandbox to run untrusted applications or for risky web activity
  • Plus maybe a virtual machine if we're somehow upping the risk factor
  • And last but not least, a dollop of good old-fashioned common sense

Quite a list.

Many folks use either a HIPS or a behavioral scanner. I use both for Windows systems, plus a VM for advanced sandboxing, ...

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