Blacklisting and Whitelisting: What Color Is Security?

01 Jan 2009

TechNewsWorld, By Jack M. Germain

Blacklisting is a common security tactic -- information about a known bit of malware is distributed, and endpoint security tools search and destroy. Conversely, another approach called "whitelisting" only permits known safe programs to run at all. It can be a sturdy layer of extra protection; however, the system lock-down that sometimes results can be a pain for IT admins to manage.
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