In Pictures: 13 security myths

Security experts hammer on security ideas they say are just “myths”

In Pictures: 13 security myths prev next


Security Myth #13: “You should not upload malware samples found as part of a targeted attack to reputable malware vendors and services.”

Joe Stewart, director of malware analysis for Dell SecureWorks: this is “flawed advice” that security managers follow thinking attackers are watching for evidence they’ve been found out or worry the malware will reveal their organization was attacked. Stewart says this isn’t frequently the case and there’s a great benefit to the community in sharing malware samples.

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