View Full Version : 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems

05-08-2014, 09:54 AM
Interesting, or disturbing ?
Might help explain why malware so easily disables AV software

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/29/antivirus_blood_splattered_as_biz_warned_audit_or_ die/
"Why is it harder to exploit browsers than security products?"
"The excessive privileges used in antivirus was a boon for attackers because exploiting the software often provided root or system level access"

05-08-2014, 05:17 PM
Very interesting, mildly disturbing but hardly surprising in the slightest.

06-08-2014, 09:01 AM
"This problem, however, extends beyond antivirus programs. Ben Williams, a penetration tester with NCC Group, analyzed security appliances, including email and Web security gateways, firewalls, remote access servers and UTM (united threat management) systems, from leading vendors in 2012 and concluded that most of them are poorly maintained Linux systems running insecure Web applications."

So......computers are not secure.