InfoWorld recently ran a story about high-tech’s all-time top 25 flops, and security took the honor of being the first place. The list included pretty familiar flops like IBM’s OS/2, Apple’s Newton, and IPv6. As someone who works in the security industry, the finding isn’t all that surprising. It was actually pretty amusing, because my colleagues and I all knew security would in in that top 25. As in my previous blog entry, the number of malware is reaching an epidemic level and there are many variations of past and current malware including virus, worm and spyware.
It looks like the security industry has reached its limitation with current techniques.