Security vendors must eradicate 'false positives'
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Latest News Symantec believes security firms should be concentrating on eradicating 'false positives' or files that are incorrectly identified as malware. The security vendor revealed it has between 10 and 40 false positives a month. However, most of these do not affect a wide number of PC users. World of Warcraft users were affected by one recent false positive. According to Kevin Haley, product manager or Norton, human error resulted in the file being analysed in isolation.

According to Haley, 71 percent of false positives are created by mis-anaylsis.

He said Symantec is monitoring social networks such as Facebook and forums in a bid to identify false positives and get them rectified as quickly as possible.

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