Firm Finds Flaws in Popular Antivirus Software

The antivirus software offered by nearly three dozen top security firms might not be so secure after all, according to new research from Matousec.

The security researcher ran the software offerings of 35 firms through its KHOBE testing engine, finding that it could penetrate them using what’s known as an argument-switch attack with relative ease.

That vulnerability could enable hackers to infiltrate PCs and other Windows-based devices with vast amounts of malicious code, leading Matousec to conclude that the most widely used security software applications simply don’t work very well.

eSecurity Planet has the story on Matousec’s latest research.

The security software offerings of 35 of the world’s leading vendors can be compromised by something called an argument-switch attack that would allow a virtually limitless amount of malicious code to infiltrate Windows-based PCs and devices, according to a
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Security Firm Finds Gaps in Popular AV Software

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