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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Why antivirus programs have become the problem, not the solution - TechRepublic

Why antivirus programs have become the problem, not the solution - TechRepublic:

"This week, Tavis Ormandy of Google's Project Zero security research team disclosed a major vulnerability in security products by Symantec (and their consumer-targeted Norton brand) which arguably make users of these products less secure than they would be without an antivirus program at all.

This vulnerability is particularly bad—exploiting the vulnerability requires no user interaction. The vulnerability exists in a default configuration, and code execution occurs at the highest privilege level, if not the kernel itself. According to Ormandy, open source libraries used in the products such as libmspack and unrarsrc had not been updated "in at least 7 years."


Wow! Something I have become interested to research: Do either the Free or Paid antivirus programs cause more problems than they solve? This article is from TechRepublic.com and a link to the June 30th article is the underlined title. The title is a clickable link, the original title and date is included below!

Staggeringly poor programming and security practices have made antivirus programs a gaping security hole in millions of computers.

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