John McAfee: “Antivirus is dead”

John McAfee: “Antivirus is dead”


John McAfee, the outspoken ex-CEO of McAfee antivirus, was on Reddit today answering questions in /r/netsec. The usually slightly off-kilter man was far more coherent than he normally appears online (NSFW link), giving an interesting range of answers to security issues in tech. One user asked what went wrong with McAfee after he left the company, which John replied to saying: It grew, it got big, like every company. When I started, there were 4 of us. Generating $10M/yr, we could have lived happily for our lives on that. VCs came and offered to make it bigger, we had to grow, we…

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