It used to be that reputable antivirus software alone would protect computers from hackers, but not anymore, says Brian Krebs in his Krebs on Security blog. The post provides a review of Internet security trends over the past, say, 15 years.
Antivirus software remains useful, “if somewhat antiquated and ineffective,” Krebs says. “Security is all about layers,” he adds, “and not depending on any one technology or approach to detect or save you from the latest threats. The most important layer in that security defense? You! Most threats succeed because they take advantage of human weaknesses (laziness, apathy, ignorance, etc.), and less because of their sophistication.