Sunday 24 July 2016

Security Update - Flaw In Several Major Anti-Virus Apps

Researchers have found a security flaw in several widely used security programs affecting businesses and home users alike.

The problem stems from an incorrect version of "code hooking". Code hooking allows the programs to monitor or change the behaviour of the operating system.

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The problem is known to affect 15 programs. The programs/vendors affected are:

  1. AVG Anti-Virus
  2. Bitdefender
  3. Citrix XenDesktop
  4. Emsisoft
  5. Kaspersky
  6. McAfee
  7. Symantec
  8. Trend Micro
  9. Vera
  10. Webroot
If you are using software from the above list check to ensure you are running the latest version of the program. Several vendors have released updates that patch the problem.

Personally I'd suggest just changing to a vendor not on the list, like Sophos.

Happy surfing!

-The Home Geek

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