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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Antivirus - a new hacker tool!

We firmly believe that antivirus help us from vulnerable attack and protect us.
antivrius hacking tool

But the recent report of IIT Kharagpur(India) engineers is inform that hacker using antivirus as a hacking tool. Mostly they use free antivirus like AVG, F-Secure(F-Port), Sophos, ClamAV, BitDefender, Avast or any such easy to download antivirus software for PC.

“An attacker first crafts an email with malicious payload and sends it to the target user. When the email is scanned by the vulnerable antivirus software it either crashes the antivirus software or executes arbitrary code resulting in complete security bypass and remote system compromise,” said iViZ vice-president Bala Girisaballa.

Now the time is rethink to use free antivirus. The antivirus companies have to change their thought on antivirus to think that it is an install-and-forget system. And user have to give review about product if they face any problem so that the companies try to fix it in next release.

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