During the Virus Bulletin 2007 Conference I gave a presentation on the topic “The WildList is dead, long live the WildList!”.
It actually confirms that some AV product tests are very problematic, especially, if they are only based on the WildList as reference. I’ve created some interesting statistics to show that the WildList cannot be used anymore (in it’s current state) to show how good or worse products are…
The feedback from the industry was quite interesting… for example, Panda has blogged that they strongly agree on my comments while Sophos disagrees that the WildList is not useful for testing purposes anymore:
Back from Virus Bulletin 2007 (Panda Research Blog)
Alas, Andreas caught me on camera swigging some substance at the Virus Bulletin dinner. You can see one of the frightful pictures here.
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