Thursday, 19 August 2010

Intel - McAffee

Now, I've just lost a serious amount of my respect for Intel, they've decided to put in a cash bid to buy McAfee. And I'm gob smacked.

First of all, that Intel whom I had always thought of as a clean running mill of ingenuity would consider dirtying their hands with virus scanning... least of all including such scanning inside the executive cores of processors...

But secondly, that they would pick McAfee... The scanning software from them is stupidly bad at best, it can't; at the time of writing; find any variant of the Sality Virus, nor could it recently spot a Trojan.Dropper which had been hanging around in our offices at work since 2005.

Intel buying Avira, would have been excellent... but McAfee?

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